The official launch of Channeling Coco took place on April 1st, 2011. I’m constantly adding very special vintage handbags and accessories I’ve come across that I have carefully chosen worthy to pass along, so check back often. You have to be careful when buying vintage for several reasons. First, and most important, it MUST come from a smoke-free environment. If you’re a smoker, then great, you’ll never notice the aroma of cigarette smoke on a vintage piece, but if you aren’t a smoker, no matter how much you love the item, you won’t be able to get beyond the odor. Another roadblock can be a musky smell from being in an old, damp closet, etc. All items I sell must be free and clear of both smoke and musky, old, odors.
Occasionally, you’ll come across one that has a slight perfume scent to it and that, along with a small smear of lipstick on the inside lining to me, just gives it character. Of course, I won’t pass anything along to my customers that I, myself, wouldn’t carry. Having said that, you have to check out these gorgeous little bags I’ve found, some big ones, and some really, wild ones. Right now, anything goes, and it seems the more dressy your accessories, the more casual you go with your apparel. Check out all the magazines and you’ll see what I mean. They all tout the love of fancy paired with a nice, crisp t-shirt and blue jeans.
The small beaded bags I have listed with chains are a perfect example of this. Most of them have a vintage adornment added to them that you can remove and wear with something else. Kinda like two things for the price of one. I like refer to these as my OOAK items – One of a Kind! Be sure to check back often to see the new pieces I’ve acquired. And, don’t forget to check out our testimonial section to see first-hand why my clients are happy I’m Channeling Coco for them!
Thank you for visiting my site; God has blessed me with a love and passion for accessorizing; I hope you enjoy these pieces as much as I did bringing them to you.