What led me back to Ebay again was the lure of certain vintage pieces. While browsing online, I came across a chic model (drat, I forgot her name though!) who talked about her love for the iconic Salvatore Ferragamo Vara pump. With its stacked heel, grosgrain bow and Ferragamo gold plate, the Vara has managed to retain its sophisticated appeal decades after it was first launched in 1978.
|Model Frida does androgyny by anchoring a suit with her Vara pump. (Photo courtesy of www.whowearswhat.cn)|
And because I can't afford the $375 tag, I finally decided to enter Ebay once again on a quest to have my very own Vara. Sadly, I was not successful. However, I did manage to score a Ferragamo leather loafer. No bows on this one but it does sport the gold plate. And I loved the aged tan of the leather and the midi heel, perfect for walking in the city.
|Bid and won on Ebay for $29.|
Unfortunately, I think the width is too small for my feet because the first (and only) time I wore it, I ended up hobbling home in pain. I still have hope that after a session with a shoe stretcher, my pair can once again see the light of day.
Good thing that my next buy, a small briefcase-style Coach, was a success. Whenever I would go to a vintage store, I would always notice the lovely worn-in leather crossbody bags from Coach. Then the news that Net-A-Porter had reissued classic Coach designs from the '70s piqued my interest further. By then, the original Coach bag that caught my eye was gone from the store. Thus, I took the Ebay road.
|One of my favorites from the Net-A-Porter Coach Classics relaunch: a buttery navy leather field bag retailing at $500. (Images courtesy of Net-A-Porter)|
|Tada! A great buy for $32. I like to jazz mine up by tying a silk scarf around the top handle.|
|The easy-access backpocket is where I put things I'm always grabbing for, like a cellphone, metrocard and keys.|
|I spy vitamins, Raybans, handcream and Post-its!|
|Loving the turnlock closure.|