Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Chloe's Find

It was beyond my imagination that I would ever own a Chloe Paddington handbag, they are just so expensive and not even a birthday present or Farther Christmas would circum to my wishes. However, I kept looking on ebay for any bargain finds, but of course I was not alone in this Chloe handbag hunt. 
I was in Hythe, a very small and not so popular high street which seems to be ever so slowly fading away. I was there for an interview of which went very well and as I was feeling confident, I decided to walk slowly back to my car, past all the shops so I could window shop. There, hanging up on a hook on the door frame of a junk shop, from the other side of the street, I saw the quality of leather and the large padlock and raced straight over to it. I lifted it off the hook, felt the weight immediately and saw the Chloe printed on the bag. Before even thinking, I had forced my way to the back of the shop and asked how much the shop owner wanted for it. To my astounding shock, and complete over joyed surprise, he replied with £20! As if that wasn't enough to convince me, he began telling me about the bag as if I didn't know what it was which kind of made me laugh. Hythe is a funny place. If I were to run from one end of the high street to the other in a banana costume, I doubt very much anyone would bat an eyelid. 
I had been after a Chloe handbag for ages, I was just looking in all the wrong places. When I took it home to show my mum all she wanted to do was sniff it to make sure it was real leather, but you could tell by feeling that it was. She was amazed that I had found it in a junk shop and was slightly confused how it ended up there as was I. My partner and I searched online to find the give aways of a fake, but everything on my Chloe ticked all the right boxes. 
 It makes me wonder though who would have thrown it out, it wasn't in any bad state when I bought it, but that was 2 and a half years ago now and I have used it everyday since then, I even took it to New York. I was quite surprised it wasn't too heavy to take on as hand luggage considering I didn't think about leaving the padlock at home. I have definitely got my moneys worth out of this bag now. Its my little designer baby.