I went to the second hand market again in Guaza last sunday. After the last time I bought a leather bag for the price of a sandwich, I wanted more... more leather bag!! So I came to the market with this idea in my mind.

I manage to grab a pair of leather ankle boots, my size,... 38, made in Spain (written underneath) and completely flawless for the price of pizza margherita.
I really like the statement heels and the round shape on the front part....
These beautiful bag for a price of a coffee. Seriously! The woman who sells the bag said to me, if I do like the bag I can get it for free... but I gave her a euro and smile... ^^
Basically these trader are ordinary people who want to get rid of their personal belonging, like a garage sale.
There are a few tricks to indentify genuine leather goods. You can burn a little piece of it, check if it smells like plastic or not. You can drop a water or use your saliva on the surface of the leather, see if absorb... means real leather or stay on the surface. You can smell it. In my case I couldn't tell by the smell, it smells old... so I drop a water and it absorb. Also notice the different pattern on each side of the bag, they won't look same one another, not like fabricated plastic.

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