Education has always been a driving force behind Closet Full of Cash and I am so excited to share that I through the Marque Mentor program have created e-courses and books for beginners looking to understand the brands and what to look for when trying to authenticate luxury handbags.
Each course includes five brands and briefly covers History, Top Selling Styles, Hardware, Logo, Date Code or Serial Number and red flags to look out for. These are created with several images as visually it’s much easier to learn that way and the corresponding companion books will have not only the complete course without watermarks but also a bit more content and images.
I will continue down this path, creating courses and publishing books because as the luxury resale industry grows, I think it is vital to create a voice of trust and access to real content.
The Beginner’s Course to Luxury Handbag Authentication is perfect for anyone interested in luxury brands and most helpful if you’re buying and selling on the secondary market.
We’ve broken them down by Volumes, 1 through 6, and each Volume focuses on five brands and will include a beginner’s understanding of a brief history of that brand, top-selling styles, hardware, fonts, date codes/serial numbers, and red flags to look out for when buying or selling in the secondary market.
- Louis Vuitton
- Bottega Veneta
- Christian Dior
- Jimmy Choo
- Michael Kors
- Alexander McQueen
- Kate Spade
- Salvatore Ferragamo
- Tory Burch
- Dooney & Bourke
- Faure le Page
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Marc by Marc Jacobs
- Saint Laurent (YSL)
These courses are not meant to cover everything about a brand but when broken down into sections, give you a good understanding of that brand. We’re not fans of paying full price (hello resale) so use the code: CFOC to receive a 50% discount on each course and when completed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion!
If you’re like me, having the reference tools to refer back to is important so we’ve created companion books for all the courses listed above. The books will have the complete course, sans watermarks, and include a bit a few more pages with information and images. Note that these are visual reference guides, not stories and not novels but have been created for you to reference when needed by visually understanding information about that brand.
All books published will be available on Amazon for purchase including specific branded books, listed below:
Beginner’s Guide to Luxury Handbag Authentication-Volume 1 – Available Now
Beginner’s Guide to Luxury Handbag Authentication-Volume 2 – Available Now
Beginner’s Guide to Luxury Handbag Authentication-Volume 3 – Available Now
Beginner’s Guide to Luxury Handbag Authentication-Volume 4 – Available Now
Beginner’s Guide to Luxury Handbag Authentication-Volume 5 – Spring 2022
Beginner’s Guide to Luxury Handbag Authentication-Volume 6 – Spring 2022
Chanel Reference Guide – Available Now
Louis Vuitton Reference Guide – Coming Soon
The timetable above for releases is not set in stone and books and courses may be released earlier. As they are published, we’ll come back here and update the links!