• Our Top Chanel Picks

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    Welcome to the Siopaella Diaries!


    Customers always joke that they could never discipline themselves if they worked here, to not blow their whole months budget on a Chanel - and they're not wrong 🤣 Rent isn't that important, right? We can't help but fall in love a little with the heavenly Chanels we get in, so here we've put together a collection of our five favourite Chanels that we have in at the moment!

    Chanel "Boy" in Silver Lambskin


    The "Boy" model is one of our favourite models because it gives a sporty twist to Chanel, with the rectangular borders around the flap and the lego-like background at the interlocking double Cs closure. There's a masculine edge about it, I guess that was the inspiration behind it as (Gabrielle) Chanel named it after her lover, Boy Capel... cute 💜 .



    Chanel Silver Lambskin "Boy" Bag 

    Signature, silver caviar quilted leather double flap with polished metal hardware 

    Single flap top closure with push side faded metal cc lock Grey fabric interior lining with slip pocket  

    From 2017-2018 

    Chanel Single Flap in Red Lambskin 


    Okay this one is all about the hot red, so empowering! Some red lipstick with heels and you're a woman ready to take on the world 😎 The lambskin holds the colour better than the caviar and so silky-smooth like you wouldn't believe 😍



    Chanel Red Lambskin Single Flap 

    Bright red, quilted lambskin leather flap with silvertone hardware 

    Classic, single flap top closure with signature double CC twist lock


    Chanel Shoulder Bag in Gold Satin 


    This beauty speaks for herself. The quilted golden silk on a the knotted leather strap is so different to Chanel's popular classics. The matte gold tone hardware is complementary to it's sleek essence, with the tassel adding nothing but fun. 😍



    Chanel Gold Satin Shoulder Bag 

    Gold, satin feel quilted fabric shoulder bag with matte goldtone hardware 

    Zip top closure with decorative tassel and signature engraved CC detailing


    Chanel Reissue Double Flap 


    We're all about metallic sheen. When the sun hits it, the reflective sheen gives an almost holographic hue, also the calfskin is super durable and won't show marking or wear easily at all, and the mademoiselle lock closure completes the sophisticated,but gloriously glam look.



    Glazed calfskin leather flap with goldtone hardware

    Double flap, outer flap with zipped pocket to underside opens to a black leather interior

    Goldtone chain strap which can be worn long or short 


    Chanel GST Shopper Tote 


    Rumour has it Karl Lagerfield discontinued the Chanel GST because at the time it was such a popular bag that no one was buying any other styles in Chanel because everyone wanted this one 😆 This is one of the most popular discontinued Chanel pieces ever in the Siopaella re sale history. In fact, we've probably sold about 30 of these in the last 8 years and we are always looking for more no matter what the condition 👜 We've got 2 of these in stock at the minute - both in different price ranges 



    Black, caviar leather shopper tote bag with silver tone hardware

    Signature double leather & chain handles with leather shoulder rest

    Quilted leather with a large CC stitched to the front


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  • Consignment beats Counterfeit... and That's a Matter of Ethics.

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    The Unspoken Truth about The Designer Black Market

    From Glossy Gucci Logos to the contrasting shaded squares of LV, the universal rise of designer indulgence unfortunately has brought a booming illegal market. While we all lust after the cutting-edge top designers of our day,  paying a fraction of the price on a street corner is not justified, and here's why. 



    The street outlets of fake designer bags are illegal for a reason. The cheap prices reflect the even cheaper wages, the forced labour of kids as young as 11 and the further organised crime fueled by the profits made. 

    We've all heard the opposition to bigger, multinational companies paying low wages, but these fake designer outlets are urgently problematic because they have no regulations to follow at all - no accountability - imagine what goes behind the scenes when the bare legal requirements are non-existent. 


    The root of authentic handbags comes from a genuine dedication to durable, ethically produced, unique fashion. The black shadow economy steals that creative, innovative spirit and uses it as a mask, behind which dishonest profits are made. Here at Siopaella we value the genuine love for fabrics, prints and materials behind every single intricately detailed designer piece, not to mention the hard work and determination it takes for each designer to make it in the fashion industry. 

    We're not trying to point fingers at fakes... but we are asking you to have a thorough think through of your options. If you find yourself in the large majority of fashion lovers with an itch for getting your hands on a iconic designer piece, but also without them dollar bills to recklessly blow, we urge you to rule out quick-fix Neverfull from the markets. 

    Look no further sis. This is why we exist. 

    While unfortunately we can't sell you a Gucci belt for €20, we can offer endless amounts of genuine designer pieces for an ethically-kind fraction of the price. Last week we literally sold a Fendi shoulder bag for €49. It may have a scuff on the bottom but it is €49 less for the shady, human rights-disrespecting black market and  €49 more for the circle of happy, dignified designer lovers. So if you're deciding between a pre-loved designer piece or a nearly perfect fake, let it be a no brainer. 

    Louis Vuitton Lionne Damier Sauvage Pony Hair Handbag 

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  • Christmas Gift Guide

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    Our 2018 Christmas Gift Guide

    Ella de Guzman 
    Siopaella Head Buyer & CEO

    With Christmas time right around the corner, we wanted to make giving that special something easy! Whether it's a last minute for the "impossible to buy for" or a "from me to me" we've got you sorted with our pick of the best "ready to gift" pieces. 

    Ella xx  

    Gift Inspo

    Chanel Lambskin "Trendy" Single Flap

    This gorgeous Chanel Grey Lambskin "Trendy" Flap Handbag is a big Christmas favourite of ours this year. 

    Gucci Monogram Dionysus GG Supreme

    One of the Insta Famous, bags of the year. The Dionysus has been super trendy this year and it's on every girls wish list! Even better, this one comes with its fabulous Gucci Box:-)

    Christian Dior "Lady Dior"

    A very "Lady" like gift, this quilted Dior is a classic & very elegant handbag for that gal who loves a more sophisticated, classic look. This piece was one of Dior's first bags that's still being made today over 20 years later.

    Hermès Mini Kelly 25 in Veau Togo Leather

    For the woman who has everything... almost. This baby Hermès Kelly is not for the faint hearted at €15,500 but its finely crafted Veau Togo leather & gold plated hardware make it something to pass on to the grandkids!

    Gucci Chevron Red Leather Wallet

    This Ruby Red Gucci Wallet is that perfect little gift for that gal who loves to carry minimal cards as it's a handy tiny compact size.

    Chanel Coral Lambskin "Boy" Wallet

    Every Chanel bag deserves a wallet of equal quality. We love the pop of color on this soft Lambskin leather wallet complete with a zippy coin compartment & multiple card slots.

    Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Heart Necklace

    A classic Tiffany box is always a welcome sight, especially with this gorgeous Heart pendant. Sterling silver, this necklace is simple and ready to gift with a dustbag & box. 

    Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Keepall

    The ultimate weekend bag, we love the Damier print on this Keepall which as the name suggests has plenty of room for all those long weekend essentials.

    Chanel Jumbo Caviar Double Flap

    The grand old Dame of luxury fashion, Chanel have been at the forefront of fashion since the 1950's.  Their most iconic bag came in the 1980s when head designer Karl Lagerfeld created the now infamous interlocking CC's which adorns this Caviar leather classic flap. In pristine condition, this double flap is bound to be on anyone's wishlist.     

    Prada Double Zip Tote

    The Prada double zip is a classic at this stage and for good reason. With a structured shape finished in a gorgeous red saffiano leather, this bag is a perfect choice for the sartorial professional.  

    Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy 30

    An LV Speedy is a wardrobe staple but we especially love the Damier print on this beauty. The perfect "about town bag", its big enough to hold daily essentials without being so big that you load the kitchen sink into it!   

    Gucci 18k Gold Bracelet

    All that glitters really is gold with this classic Gucci horsebit bracelet. In 18k gold and with an RRP of €7,500 this piece is now at 1/3 off and is a real collectors piece.

    Miu Miu Wallet on Chain

    A Wallet on Chain is another one of those wardrobe staples. With a removable shoulder strap, this two tone Miu Miu doubles as a separate wallet making it a two in one gift!

    Classic Gucci Belt

    With a classic red & green stripe this Gucci belt is guaranteed to round off any designer outfit. Another wardrobe staple!

    Saint Laurent "Kate" Crossbody

    In gorgeous black, crocodile embossed calf leather this mini crossbody is a real show stopper! In excellent condition she may be small but she is perfect.

    Fendi Continental Wallet

    Fendi was back in vogue big time this year with many celebs sporting their classic double FF "zucha" print. This wallet is a more subtle piece with beautiful grained red leather, tonnes of card slots & a large zip pocket making it perfect for travel.

    Chanel Faux Pearl Necklace

    We love this simple Chanel necklace with a classic CC pendant embellished with faux pearls. With it's original dustbag & box it's ready to gift & would make a perfect stocking stuffer!

    Kate Spade Shoulder Bag

    Sadly, now departed, Kate Spade was known for making elegant affordable handbags. This powder blue leather crossbody is a great budget friendly choice that still offers designer quality  

    Mulberry Antony Crossbody Satchel

    The Mulberry "Antony" is always hugely popular with us. The satchel style and adjustable strap allow it to sit nicely on the hip and boosts Mulberry's signature grained leather. 

    Hermes "Kelly" Bracelet

    Hermés may be famous for their exclusive bags, but their gorgeous accessories hold the same style and simplicity. 

    This Hermes "kelly" bracelet is coral colored with the signature Hermès leather "Kelly" bag fastening.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    So we don't sell these but having used them for the last few months we can honestly say they are an incredible phone. A huge screen, awesome camera and the multi functional S pen which you will use far more than you think! 

    For the Boys

    Enter Brief/Backpack

    Three bags in one, from Swedish brand Enter this satchel/backpack comes with detachable backpack straps, a crossbody strap and top handle. 

    DJI Spark Drone

    We don't sell these bad boys but imagine the selfies you could get!

    Louis Vuitton Backpack

    Weekend in Barcelona? Travel in style with this classic LV backpack. Cabin size with plenty of storage so it's Ryanair friendly too :)

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  • Louis Vuitton Metis Madness: Siopaella has it in the bag!

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    Metis Madness: Louis Vuitton's Exclusive 'It' Bag

    Sold out online in stores worldwide in every model other than the embossed monogram leather, it’s nearly impossible to purchase a classic or reverse monogram unless you venture into the online resale market. We did some research online and could not find anywhere else in Ireland that had them in stock.... except for yours truly of course! We are so excited to have not one, not two, but THREE Louis Vuitton Metis bags available:

     

    - Classic Monogram Metis, priced at €1,999 

    - Reverse Monogram Metis, priced at €2,275 

    And a limited edition ‘Brogue’ Metis, adorned with a zig zag pattern (not unlike a classic Brogue shoe) and a soft black leather middle section, no longer listed on the Louis Vuitton website, priced at €2,100.

    Now, if you're an LV lover who’s been drooling over the Louis Vuitton official website for some time now, you'll notice that these prices are higher than those listed by Louis Vuitton themselves – this is because the bag is almost constantly sold out, with a long waiting list. When pricing bags here at Siopaella, we use the wider resale market as a reference, so we are making sure that the prices we set are fair and in line with other resellers.


    For example; on Vestiaire Collective, one of the most popular resale websites, the classic monogram Metis (that we have priced for €1,999) is going for anywhere between €1,990 up to €2,300. So we’re right on the nose for fair pricing of this bag! Obviously if the bag was in poor condition, we would price it lower, but ours is brand spanking new! (Complete with its lovely dustbag, box, paper bag and pretty blue ribbon!)

    It’s a similar story for the Reverse monogram Metis priced at €2,275. On Vestiaire prices for this bag range in and around the €2,300 mark. The biggest bargain of our little collection has to be the ‘Brogue’ Metis! As it’s limited edition and no longer available from Louis Vuitton, the resale prices are climbing! With those on Vestiaire selling for between €2,600, all the way up to €3,500 in some cases! At €2,100 from Siopaella, it really is (relatively speaking) a steal!

    Speaking to a representative from Louis Vuitton, they could not confirm a waiting list time! They did say that they can only supply a store with one Metis at a time, so who knows how long you could be waiting depending on how many customers at your store have ordered one! Word on the street is, it could be as long 2 years for us normal folk, and a couple of months for celebs....but we can't say for sure. As always if you're interested in any of these Metis pieces, you can always swap items from your own gorgeous wardrobe to offset the purchase price:) Call 01 558 1389 to speak to one of our friendly Buyers or email your items tht you fancy trading to info@siopaella.com x

    Shop our must-have Metis collection below!

    Classic Monogram

    €1,999

    Reverse Monogram

    €2,275

    Limited Edition 'Brogue'

    €2,100

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