My Experience with Eluxe (and what's in my purse)

A little introduction... 
I don't remember how I originally discovered Eluxe, but I recently won a $200 gift card from PayPal Canada & Eluxe so I had the opportunity to shop the site. For Canadian residents who love shopping designer brands online, but hate paying custom/duty fees, eluxe.ca is the place for you. They carry J Brand, Hunter, and Rebecca Minkoff, to name a few. The e-tailer currently serves Canadian customers only, but they plan on launching internationally this year. By signing up to their newsletter, you'll be able to receive $10 off your next purchase.

Shipping and Returns/Exchanges
Eluxe uses FedEx and both of my orders arrived on the next business day. Shipping is free for orders over $25, which is pretty good since I usually spend over $25 on single online purchases anyway. Shipping is free on orders over $100.

If by chance you do want something under $25, Returns are free so I suggest making an order of $100+ and then returning what you don't want. I usually do this at Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy since they offer free shipping for $50+. It's extremely convenient since these e-tailers provide free returns both in store and through Canada Post.

I'm extremely impressed with Eluxe's return policy & process. A bag and shipping label were both provided and all I had to do was pack my item in for an exchange. The exchange process was super fast considering that I made my orders during the week of Christmas.

Purchase
Eluxe packs their shipments very well. The bag was securely wrapped, the box had pretty tape with "I ♥ ELUXE" on it, and the order came with a cute notepad with the quote, "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world." -Marilyn Monroe. When ordering online, packaging is very important to me, especially the looks. Opening a box to pretty packaging just seems to make everybody's day. : )

Twitter friends might remember me asking for opinions on whether I should get the Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. bag in "Sand" or "Lavender". When I first saw Sand online, I thought the nude colour was "the one" I needed for everyday casual wear. Everyone who responded on Twitter chose Sand and my boyfriend was the sole voter of Lavender. Once I received the Sand, however, the colour didn't *wow* me and I actually ended up being extremely happy with Lavender (which looks grey). My boyfriend was right! Who knew? ; )


Thoughts/Review
The Mini M.A.C. was never on my "bag wishlist", but as I've been growing accustomed to carrying less and less each day, I started considering it. The bag comes in a variety of different colours, with black being the most popular. (In a perfect world, I'd probably also own burgundy with gold hardware and black with silver hardware.) I like the fact that the strap is removable so that the bag can be used as a clutch. Lavender is super pretty in person and so far, I've had no problems wearing it with most of my outfits. For a better idea of size and how much can fit in it, please see below for the "what's in my bag" photo.

Measurements (taken from eLuxe site): 6.5" length, 9" width, 2" depth, 46" strap length

The Mini MAC also comes in a bigger version. For more details on that bag, check out SPG's review here.

Let me know if you have any questions!

What's in my Mini M.A.C.?
* This photo was taken in a dark setting so colours may look a smidge darker than in person.
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Backstage (c/o), Elizabeth Grant lip moisturizer

These are my absolute bare essentials. I also carry a pen with me all the time so I can complete crosswords on the train.

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19 comments

  1. how much was ur wallet? are the prices comparable if you bought in toronto?

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    1. I got the wallet on Beyond the Rack for $300-$400. I saved by purchasing through Mr. Rebates, who offers 4% cash back. If you buy the same wallet at Holt in Toronto, I think it's over $600 so I saved quite a bit. : )

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  2. Where did you get your phone case? Looks really cool!

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    1. You can get it at Urban Outfitters for $40 or on eBay for <$10 by searching "iPhone melt case". ; )

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  3. Gorgeoussssss colors of wallet and bag. Your phone case is super pretty!!

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  4. I love the color of your mini mac! I own the black one with gold hardware and I'm in love with it. I'm now considering getting the mac one.

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    1. Thank you! I'm happy with my final decision. : )

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  5. You are literally carrying your BARE essentials!!! so many girls rely on their makeup, mirrors and other extra crap resulting in big and heavy bags. You are pretty much spot on minus the tampons ;) LOL

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  6. i really like eluxe.ca - the mini mac you have is such a great neutral!! i can't wait to see more of it here!

    xox P

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    1. Isn't it?! And it's so easy to maintain!

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  7. Adore your Balenciaga wallet! I carry the usuals in my purse - phone, wallet, lip chap and perfume rollerball and maybe a granola bar :) xA

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    1. The granola bar is a good one. I'm always hungry at school or work. :P

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  8. Definitely not what I would consider lavender, but it's a great neutral bag! I'm assuming you've sprayed it with protector spray? I've got a lighter coloured bag on it's way to me, and all I can think about is colour transfer!

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    1. If the bag was a true lavender, I wouldn't have gotten it. haha I haven't sprayed it yet since the leather doesn't seem to require it. No colour transfer for this bag!

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  9. I have been considering getting the same bag for quite some time now. But after seeing your post on it, the temptation to make the purchase increased considerably! Hahaha. Great choice of colour btw :)

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    1. If you need a small everyday bag and only carry a few items around, this is for you! There are so many colours to choose from. I'm sure you'll find one you like. : )

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