I died today, an oxbloody death. Apparently, THE color this fall is oxblood. The thought is rather gross to me. However, I hopped on the oxblood trend today and I am in love. Although I wish there was a better name, it is the perfect fall color.
I made it a point to wake up and get down to Lincoln Road this morning, October 28 as it was the second day of the Lincoln Road Antique Market and the weather was a PERFECT, breezy 75. It is every other Sunday through the snow bird season. Check out some more info and schedule here.
I hadn’t even made it to the ATM yet and I wandered through one of the first booths. Amid the gator skin, Gucci and Louie V vintage bags and wallets I spotted the oxblood. I saw the clasps and my eyes lit up. Opened it up and I had myself a vintage oxblood Salvatore Ferragamo clutch. There is a little wear on the clasps and the outside has the comfortably used look. I asked the fabulous woman whose booth I was shopping in to hold the bag for me and booked 5 blocks to the ATM. By the time I returned some other girl was trying to purchase my find and the woman exclaimed, “Told ya, she’d be back.” Thank you home girl, thank you.
Unfortunately, I cannot tell you the original price or what I saved. I found an identical patent leather one go for $100 on eBay. On an appraisal site I saw another bag estimated to be worth $150-250 resell retail value. Apparently, the Gancini hardware makes it very desirable.
Who knows? I sure don’t but I love it! I paid only $35 for it. You can barely get a pleather clutch from Aldo for that price!
If anyone knows anyone that can give me some information email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.