Selling with Fashionphile
I have mentioned before that I had fallen out of love with my Chanel wallet on chain. The business of purses sure is funny … before buying the bag you do all this research, watch Youtube videos, scour the Purse Forum for modeling shots. You think this bag will finally be the one to fit perfectly into your life — it will fulfill all your bag needs — you will probably never need another bag again! This is your holy grail!
Then you use it for 6 months and realize little things that bother you.
My complaints with the Chanel WOC are not unique. Many other women are bothered by the inconvenient snap button, and the chain is too long for me. I finally decided it was time to give it up to a better home, where it could be loved.
That was my first time selling a luxury item. At the time I couldn't find an in-depth review about selling to Fashionphile, so after the sale I thought it'd be helpful to write about my experience. This post is in no way sponsored or associated with Fashionphile. (Also, I found this thread on the Purse Forum helpful — many women discussing their (very mixed!) experiences with various pre-owned luxury goods websites including Fashionphile, Yoogi’s Closet, Bag Borrow or Steal, etc.)
- Submit items. I have to credit Fashionphile, this was so easy — fill out a few details about the brand, category, and condition of your item and include a few photos. I did a quick wipe-down and condition of my Chanel WOC to get it looking its best for the photos. They reviewed my submission and gave me a quote within a few hours!
- Receive a quote. I submitted my items to a few different resellers (Yoogi’s closet, CoutureUSA, BagBorroworSteal) but Fashionphile responded the quickest (within 12 hours!) and with the highest quote.
- Choose payment method and send items. FP can pay you via direct deposit, mailed check, PayPal, or credit on their site. Fashionphile provides a free FedEx label, and it is even insured (though I didn’t ask to what amount).
- FP notifies you when they receive the items, and will process them. If you have multiple items, they may be temporarily credited to your account as store credit (despite whichever method of payment you selected — I selected direct deposit / ACH). Once all items are finished processing, then the total amount will be paid to you via ACH.
Bottom line: I'm very satisfied with my experience and I'll definitely use FP again!