My local consignment shop posted their latest additions on Facebook earlier this afternoon. Immediately after I saw this beauty, I high-tailed it over to the store. I had to make sure I got to it before anybody else!

This is only my second "pre-loved" bag that I've purchased. So as you can tell, I'm partial to purchasing new. But there's something special about vintage pieces! The Noé in Epi is no longer in production, so it made this bag all the more desirable. Luckily, the bag came from a smoke-free and pet-free home. It didn't have an unpleasant odor, which is fantastic considering the bag is almost 23 years old. The bag is large enough to fit an iPad, but just barely. An iPad mini would be better suited for this bag, as well as smaller accouterments.

Epi Noe 3

This Louis Vuitton blue Epi Noé was made in France in 1989. Being just a few months younger than I am, it's in fantastic condition (not that I'm old or anything...). :) It is such a perfect bag for the summer!

Epi Noe 2

Stay tuned soon for a post about what to know about pre-loved bags and the world of consignment!