• PRADA LOVING- 5 PRADA PIECES ON SALE RIGHT NOW

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    The Devil certainly didn't wear Prada for nothing. The iconic Italian fashion house, now under the helm of Miuccia Prada, is a huge hit among our customers. Featuring careful leather craftsmanship and the iconic logo, a Prada bag is one that will be loved and treasured.

    Lucky for all you designer lovers, we currently have some gorgeous Prada goodies on sale for a fraction of the retail price. From wallets to shoes, there's something for everyone.

    Prada Grey Glace Calf Double Zip Tote Bag

    Was €1,499. NOW €1,299.

    Prada Blue Leather Clutch

    Was €600. NOW €299.

    Prada Navy Velvet Shoes- UK 8

    Was €300. NOW €129.

    Prada Green Saffiano Leather Brief

    Was €1,300. NOW €799.

    Prada Brown Leather Mary Janes- UK 8

    Was €400. NOW €129.

    Rachel xx

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  • NEW YEAR, NEW YOU- 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SHOP SECOND-HAND IN 2018

    0 comments / Posted by Ciara McCaughey

    From new fitness regimes to #Veganuary, the new year is the perfect excuse for a lot of people to change their lifestyle or daily routine. Some may want a total wardrobe change, heading into the sales to stock up on outfits for the year. In a time where fast fashion is more prominent than ever, there's no better time to start shopping in second-hand stores like Siopaella. Research done by Wrap (Waste and Resources Action Programme) in the UK showed that the average piece of clothing lasts 3.3 years. When you think about all the fast fashion pieces picked up in the sale, it doesn't add up to value for money.

    Here's 5 reasons why you should shop second-hand in 2018;

    1. VALUE FOR MONEY

    By investing in key wardrobe pieces, it helps save money in the long term. While some items like designer bags may come with a hefty price tag, they're pieces you know you'll have for years. Check out our blog post on why cost per wear makes designer bags the perfect investment here.

    2. YOU'LL FIND ITEMS NOBODY ELSE HAS

    One of the best things about shopping second-hand is that you're bound to find items that are unique to the store. Whether it's a vintage dress from the 60s or a limited edition Louis Vuitton, second-hand stores are worth the rooting through to find a unique gem. Better yet, you may even get a discount on something that doesn't go on sale in department stores, like a Chanel bag! 

    3. YOU'RE SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES 

    Whether it a second-hand boutique like ourselves or a charity, you're showing your support for smaller shops that are in competition with the high street. High street retailers are raking in the millions, so it's nice to switch it up and support local!

    4. IT'S ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

    Instead of buying something brand new, you're getting something pre-loved- it's recycling! Fast fashion is a complicated industry, and we recommend watching 'The True Cost' on Netflix. It's truly eye opening. 

    5. IT'S FUN!

    Rooting through rails, looking for something that catches your eye- there's nothing better! And because the items are vintage or pre-loved, you're getting an item that once belonged to someone else. Who knows what their story was or where they wore the item to!

    Shop our sale items here.

     Rachel x

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  • HOW GUCCI MADE A REVIVAL AND WHY YOU SHOULD JUMP ON IT

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    HOW GUCCI MADE A REVIVAL AND WHY YOU SHOULD JUMP ON IT

    by Rachel Farrell         

    THE HISTORY

    Gucci was founded by a man named Guccio Gucci back in 1921, in the city of Florence, Italy. The brand got its beginnings by specialising in high end leather goods. When Mr. Gucci was working in hotels in Europe, he was fascinated by the luxurious luggage the guests had. This inspired him to start his own brand, and so he enlisted the help of his three sons and the iconic brand was born. 

    THE COMEBACK

    We've all seen the classic Gucci monogram print. The brand peaked in the 70's, but with the rise of influencer's and the return of simplicity, Gucci seemed to disappear off the it-girl's radar. Until now! Sales are better than ever. Thanks to a brand makeover from fashion directer Alessandro Michele, Gucci has made its way back into the hands of celebrities and stylish women worldwide. 

     

     

     

    WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST

    According to Business of Fashion, Gucci sales rose by 49.4% in the last two years! Chief financial officer of Kering, the company that houses the brand, told journalists "there are a lot of levers for Gucci to keep growing". Better yet? The resale price for Gucci is nearly the same as its retail price due to it's coveted nature. Consignors that sell their Gucci bags with us can get up to 70% of the resale of new Gucci. 

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    New Gucci VS The Classics

    Alessandro Michele brought sequins, snakes, funky prints and colors to the Gucci revival. We're equally as tempted by the Boston Tattoo Heart bag as we are by the classic Monogram Hobo GG.. which is your favourite?

    Gucci Monogram Boston Tattoo Heart Joy Handbag

    GG grey and navy blue canvas Boston bag with red leather trim 

    Zip top closure with a leather zipper pull opens onto a spacious brown textile interior with zipped pocket and patch pocket

    Tattoo style design to front of bag


    Gucci Piccolo GG Supreme Tote

    Brown monogram canvas tote with tan leather trim detailing

    Printed star detailing 

    Double leather tan handles 

    Opentop

    Comes with pochette

    Gucci Monogram Boston Tattoo Heart Joy Handbag

    Tan canvas monogram and white leather velcro trainers 

    Velcro close

    UK 5.5 / EU 38.5

     

    Gucci Brown Leather Monogram Wallet

    Snap button closure 

    Seven cards slots and four cash slots

    Made in Italy

    Gucci Crocodile Effect Trim, Secret Hobo 

    Classic brown/beige Gucci monogram canvas medium hobo bag with dark brown leather detailing including a croc embossed centre panel 

    Single leather flat strap and long, detachable shoulder strap with shoulder rest for ease of wear

    Leather clochette with keys and padlock in brass tone hard ware 

    Zip top closure opens onto a large compartment with two patch pockets and zipped pocket.

    Gucci Black Leather Monogram Belt

    Monogramed black leather with silver tone buckle 

    RRP €400

    Size : 75cm /30 inches

    Gucci Black Leather Guccissima 

    Guccissima black leather shoulder bag with monogram imprinted detail

    Golden tone hardware 

    Button top closure Large G metal detailing to the handle 

    Made in Italy

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