This is a beautiful red vintage Chanel handbag I bought for $220.00.
I just checked ebay… and similar bags are going for $1200 to $2200. So, I got mine for as little as one tenth the price!
I bought it at the Genesis Women’s Shelter Store at Lemmon and Knight in Dallas.
I wanted to tell you about Genesis because it’s a great place to find terrific bargains on everything from clothing to furniture. (I’ll show you some furniture and art in my home that came from Genesis in an upcoming post).
Also, I love the fact that the proceeds from Genesis go to help women and children who are trying to escape domestic violence.
I like to shop second hand stores that have a solid reputation. Genesis and the Salvation Army’s store on Inwood Road in Dallas are two good ones. They won’t try to sell you a fake.
If you want to take the chance on something like a handbag, take your purchase to the designer store, in this case Chanel. They can usually tell you if it is authentic.
Last week I picked up a beautiful Bottega Veneta travel duffle from Genesis. The Bottega Veneta store at Northpark is putting a new lining in and it should come back looking like new.
What are your favorite second hand stores? Where do you find bargains? Tell me in the comments below, because I’d love to find some new ones.
Thanks for the tip! I always rely on the Salvation Army for gently used gems. Didn’t know about Genesis.
Love Genesis! It’s where lots of well to do Highland Parkers drop off their stuff. Good finds!
you are so right Jane..love Genesis.. great great finds.. ! love Real Jane.
Thank you Yvonne. It’s a work in progress but I’m excited about it. Thank you for commenting 🙂
Thanks for the tip about Genesis. Must plan a trip there soon!
My pleasure Linda
More than welcome Linda!
oh wow…I am gonna head to Genesis soon….thanks for the tip
Thanks for commenting Joy!
Love a bargain! Gorgeous purse. I love ebaying and thrift shopping!
Me too, and I’ll be giving you a lot more places and stuff!
Jane: I have always admired you fashion. I watched you on the news for years & always thought, “where is she buying those gorgeous suits?” I hope you’ll share some of your fashion secrets as well! Thanks!
Thanks Virginia! Yes, I plan on sharing lots about fashion. Thank you for subscribing to Real Jane 🙂
ssshhhhh! Genesis has always been one of my favorite well kept secrets. LOL. I’ve been donation to them for more than 18 years , back when they were smaller and had a place on Oak Lawn. CCA in Lewisville and The Colony have great sales and good stuff.
Speaking of fashion, 20 years ago I worked at Tootsie’s when it was in Northpark and got to help you with a few articles that day. You were very nice and pleasant to work with!