ALIENA'S CLOSET Was started because WE LOVE CLOTHES!!! The store is named for my 8 year old daughter who is thrilled that her mom named her store after her.
I began this venture awhile ago when my fiance got me hooked on ebay. He sells sports memoribillia and when he saw my closet for the first time he said, "why in the world don't you sell some of this stuff, you never wear it?" He's right. I have sooo many beautifull things that i've collected thru the years, both couture and not couture that I barely have room for anything new! I found that most of my friends were in the same boat as well. We all love having something new, but in todays economy, well most of us have cut back severly in every way. When I look around at all the things God has blessed me with, I have come to believe that we should not just save our beautiful things that just sit in our closet and do no one any good at all, but we should offer them for sale at fair and resonable prices so that maybe someone that can't afford that new coat for her daughter or a brand new designer handbag for herself can have something usefull and beautiful to make them smile and feel wonderful.
I have been selling handbags, fragrances and jewelry and accessories retail in my dear friends boutique for a few years now but never attempted to sell on ebay. I thought it would be too complicated in addition to my retail sales but I have been pleasantly surprised! Ebay is a wonderful tool for me and now I advertise in my local paper to take items on consignment.primarily now I am selling fragrances. All new and fresh and while they might not always be the cheapest on ebay, they will always be top quality. If you recieve a product from me that isnt up to par, just send it back for a full refund.
I just want to mention a few things you should be aware of when buying fragrances:
fragrances should always be stored in a dark cool place, or your beautiful perfume that you love so much could turn into something that makes you wretch on contact!
your favorite scent can turn into something unrecognizable if it should turn. I like to keep my unopened new bottles in the refridgerator. Basements are also good.
Also, you may wear the same scent year after year and then suddenly one day you put it on and it smells entirely different. That may be because your body chemistry is different, your ph may be off. Or, your scent that normaly lasts and lasts on you now stays on for maybe 5 minnutes. All because our body chemistry is constantly changing. People used to love when I wore alfred sung, they would always comment on how great I smelled. Now, I don't get the same reaction.
Angel is a favorite of mine, but when I first smelled it way back when it came out, I could'nt stand it! I have also found that in this particular fragrance, that the larger 3.4 bottle of angel has a slightly different edge to it than the smaller 1.7 size. You would'nt think that would be true but go to your local angel counter and see for yourself. I don't have an answer for that one!
Also, eau de parfume will smell different than eau de toilette,
and pure parfum is the most concentrated version of any scent
I always tell my customers that if you are not certain if you will like any particular fragrance that I carry, to please go to your local retailer to try it first. I will happily offer refunds if there is a problem with any of my products, but not for buyers remorse!
Also, a word about counterfiet and replica items:
I sell designer clothing, jewelry and fragrances and want my customers to know that I never will sell a replica. Any items that come in on consignment will be looked at by a representative of that brand at a store that carries any particular item or brand before they go up for sale or auction unless of course they are from my own personal collection. A way to protect yourself from purchasing a replica would be to contact Angie or Carol at Mypoupette.com to have them look at any particular item your are interested in. I have been fooled a few times and have learned an expensive lesson in always doing my homework regarding purchasing designer items on ebay. My goal for this store is to offer quality, gently used and new items for sale to those of us that appreciate the chance to own something beautiful and usefull without having to spend a fortune.
Id like to thank every one of my customers that i've had the pleasure to serve since I started this venture, but most of all I need to thank Jesus for bringing me to this business! He takes care of my daughter and I and this allows me to spend more precious time at home with her. I could'nt do any of this without his help and guidance and love and support! He has brought so many wonderful people to me since I began this and I hope that by example, my life can bring some of the great people i've had the pleasure to do business with , to him! He really will bless your life if you just let him do his work with you!