Handmade Luxury Designs By Selene
For Handmade Luxury, Designs By Selene is the perfect place to shop! I can’t remember how I originally discovered Selene’s Etsy store, but it was certainly before I even owned an Apple Watch (I think I may have just been scrolling through Instagram on a rainy Sunday afternoon, but once I found her account, I knew it was love!). I am a massive luxury lover when it comes to my accessories, so when my Mister bought me my Series 3 Apple Watch for my birthday, I knew just the place to visit to spruce up my new piece of kit.
What is Designs By Selene?
Selene is from Florida and sells on Etsy (here). Her beautiful business started out as a hobby, but she’s become so successful with it that it’s now her full-time job! Selene sources luxury handbags, and lovingly repurposes them into beautiful Apple Watch straps and other accessories then sells them online via Etsy. Her work is a real thing of beauty and even from just browsing her Instagram page (here), you can see how much love she puts into each perfect piece (and how much her customers love her work!).
What was the buying process like?
Okay, to the important part! I had a brilliant consumer experience with Selene. I really wanted a Burberry strap for my Apple Watch (as we all know how much I love Burberry! It’s important to stay on brand ha!) but when I browsed her store there didn’t seem to be any in stock. On the off chance, I dropped her a message and luckily she had a Burberry bag ready to be made into straps! She messaged me backwards and forwards, asking what I would like and size etc and she even sent me photos along the way. Once my strap was complete, she sent me a link to my reserved listing which I could pay for straight away and then she even kept in contact whilst she was sorting out the delivery too. I couldn’t have asked for a better service! It cost me around £56.00 for my strap and £10 delivery, but just as a word of warning, if you’re ordering in the UK, you will have to pay a slight import charge on top of that (Selene clearly states this in her listings and I made sure I did my research before I ordered mine so was expecting it). I paid around £20 for the import charge, bringing my watch strap to around £86; still a really fair price for something that is designer, is high quality and is made to a very high standard and is so beautiful!
Would you shop Designs By Selene again?
Yes! I totally would! I’ve already got my eye on a Louis Vuitton strap to match my Neverfull PM, but I’m just waiting for the right moment to treat myself!! Selene was super helpful and I absolutely love my watch strap! The delivery was speedy too, considering that it was shipped from Florida to my home in the North East of England (I think it took just over a week!). If you’re buying, be sure to tag ‘Designs By Selene’ in your purchases too; she shares images across her Instagram account and love seeing her pieces being loved around the world!
Thank you so much Selene for a wonderful service and for making me my dream watch strap-I wear it every day!
Until next time lovelies,
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I wasn’t asked to write this post and I wasn’t paid for doing so-I really love my Burberry watch strap and the service I received, so felt compelled to write in order to share my experience with my lovely readers!