At Eurocentric Handbags our number one passion and mission is your satisfaction. Our objective is to make sure you have absolute confidence in our authentic Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Burberry bags and other products - but more importantly a confidence in our service - so that your next handbag or fashion accessory purchase will be with us. We would love to have a long relationship with you based on integrity, service to you and quality.
How can we sell authentic items at these low prices?
There are many explanations for this so please read on.
We’re an online store
We are an online store and by definition have a lower overhead, have fewer employees, are open 24 hours a day, and have a worldwide customer base. It is quite different for brick and mortar retailers who rely on foot traffic, pay a high rent to do so, and incur large advertising costs. Therefore, we typically can offer our items at a much lower price.
Retail overstock- The supply chain for designer goods worldwide is very complex. Orders are placed by top tier retailers far in advance (4 to 6 months) of the line being shipped and put on the shelves. For this reason, buyers for the top tier retailers can only estimate sales volume for each style. If those styles do not sell before the next seasons items come in, they are taken from the shelves. They are then typically sold to agents who have established relationships with wholesalers and companies like ours.
- A common belief is that the designers have their own factories and thus make their own bags and accessories, and can pinpoint exactly how many bags to make for their resellers. This is not the case for most designers. The other common myth is that all factories (manufacturers) are located in Italy and France. Again, not true. (Note- TOD's is one of the few exceptions to both points made above). Designer items are made by factories located all over the world, typically in countries where labor costs are lower. Even if a bag is identified as ‘Made in Italy’, chances are that much of the bag was made elsewhere and then shipped to Italy for the finishing touches, and then shipped to market. Therefore, if a manufacturer (the factory) has over produced a style of a handbag, they too are going to find ways to move that inventory. Factories work on low margins and can’t afford to have wasted inventory. Especially high priced, designer inventory.
of the handbags and wallets we carry are display models, retail
returns or irregulars, as such, they may have minor imperfections such
as natural color variations, light scratches or scrapes, fraying etc. These are cosmetic in nature only, they are not defects. If
you are looking for perfect products, you should purchase directly from a retail
store where you can see the products in person to see if they meet your exact specifications.
This is how we get an opportunity to buy overstock items at deeply discounted prices and pass this opportunity on to our customers. The U.S. is still the biggest consumer market in the world so these agents look to the U.S. to sell their overstock product.
Designer and factory overstock are not a new phenomenon, and are not unique to the handbag industry. For decades, and thus before the advent of the internet, U.S. consumers have shopped at stores that sell overstock merchandise. Stores like Burlington Coat Factory, Ross, Marshalls, The Men’s Warehouse and may others have become extremely successful taking advantage of the supply chain process described above. George Zimmer has become famous selling Italian-made designer suits like Donna Karan for less than half of what they would sell for at Neiman’s or Saks. Now companies like Overstock.com sell all types of merchandise using a similar process.
We sell previous seasons styles
The handbags and accessories you see on our site are not from the current season. Even if the bag is still being made by the designer (such as the Marc Jacobs classic collection or the Fendi Spy Bag) the bags we have in stock were not made this year. They have gone through the entire supply chain process described above. And one important note to mention is that a bag being reproduced for this season typically is not exactly like the style made in previous seasons. There are subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, differences. You can read more on this below.
We search for good value
Once a previous seasons handbag becomes available, many importers and suppliers in the U.S. offer it for sale to companies like ours. They are also offered to ‘wholesalers’ that build in their own profit and try to sell it to us and other retailers as well, thus creating another layer of cost. The key is to eliminate all the potential middle men in the chain. We do our homework and buy at the lowest price possible.
Differences in style design
Sometimes you will notice that a designer style offered on our site is not exactly the same as the current model on the shelf at a retailer. There are two main reasons for this.
Designers sell different models of items in different countries around the world. Our suppliers may have procured items from a designer agent in Italy or elsewhere in Europe. These specific items may differ from the model originally offered in the U.S., or it may have not been previously offered in the U.S. at all.
And, as mentioned above, the designer may have purposely changed some characteristics of the bag. In the case of the Marc Jacobs Quilted Blake, that bag has been made with a suede lining one year, a canvas lining another year, and even a different color canvas lining another year.
The cost of the return shipping is the customer's responsibility. Don’t forget to send us a tracking number so we can swiftly begin the process of issuing a refund or reshipment.
Your shipping should take about 7-10 days to almost any place in the world. As your order is guaranteed, we will reship once… at our expense. For you, this means that it will be guaranteed through customs and delivery to your door is assured! Please don’t forget that we are not responsible for any import tax charged on your shipment.
Thanks for choosing Eurocentric Handbags to purchase your authentic designer handbag. Your satisfaction is GUARANTEED!
The Eurocentric Handbags Team