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Consignment is such a great way to buy/sell/trade beautiful pieces.  If you have something sitting in your closet that you haven't used/worn in years, why not consign it?  We sell and buy consignment items, such as handbags and higher end fashion pieces.  

We pay 50% on items under $200 and 60% for items sold for over $200.

If you are interested in consigning with adelaide, please make an appointment to bring your items in or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with photos and a list of items.  


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In the world we live in, the counterfeit industry has gotten very clever, so here are some helpful hints to make sure you are buying an authentic piece:

Materials. Not all designer bags are made of leather. For example, Louis Vuitton is coated canvas with leather trim. If the trim is supposed to be leather, it should feel dry — not oily, slippery or sticky. The hardware should be heavy — not hollow. If it’s imprinted with the designer’s name, make sure it’s supposed to be.

Workmanship. The stitching should be perfectly even, with no loose threads or back-and-forth stitching at the end of a seam – that’s a sign of sloppy construction. Check the seams for matching–whether of the quilting on a Chanel bag, or the pattern on a Louis Vuitton. A company like Louis Vuitton, which values its logo, wouldn’t divide the letters in a seam. And where the pattern appears on either side of the seam, it should match precisely.

Lining.Counterfeiters rarely have a good view of the inside of a bag. Typically they are working from photographs, which tend to distort color. So if you have gone to a boutique and seen the color in person, you immediately have an advantage. It should be precisely the same shade as the real thing–not a close approximation.

Pockets. Here too, it’s easy for counterfeiters who are working off photographs, rather than copying the real thing, to get it wrong. Scafidi has a fake Chanel tote on which copyists omitted the pocket on the back, and a Coach on which they included the the back pocket but added a zipper.

Place of manufacture. Some counterfeiters routinely mark Louis Vuitton knockoffs “Made in France.” But as it happens, at least one line was made in Spain. An example: a collaboration between Louis Vuitton’s creative director Marc Jacobs, and the artist Takashi Murakami featuring cherry blossoms with whimsical smiley-face centers against the company’s classic brown toile background.

Misspellings. In her collection of counterfeit bags Scafidi has a Coach labeled “eatherware” (the “L” in the word is omitted). Goyard counterfeiters made an even more egregious error, spelling the company’s name “Gooyar” on both the printed canvas of the bag and its dust cover. That’s a dead giveaway.

adelaide

  • (located just west of the 10 fwy)
  • 4910 east chandler blvd.
  • suite 104
  • phoenix, AZ  85048
  • 480-621-5322

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