Initially as a stay-at-home home mum with occasional time on my hands I came across ebay which I thought was the perfect way to recycle those items I just didn’t use anymore and create a little extra income, (after all Louboutins on cobbles is a sure fire way to break your ankle and cocktail parties are a lot less frequent here!).
So in July 2005 I began listing from my collection under the ebay ID of 'NaughtipidginsNest_Luxury_Bags' and really began to enjoy meeting people who shared my tastes. Soon, I was receiving emails from lots of fellow bag-lovers asking me to sell their items for them and it all really went from there!...When my daughter started school I also started my own management consultancy business so divided my time between my 'day-job' and the Nest, though always tipping the work-life balance in the favour of family, (or at least trying to!)
But after 5 years of part time selling on ebay, the ever increasing fees and more frequent instances of non-payment encouraged me seek an alternate arena and so I created this website to make life easier to me and to pass on the savings to you.
Now, over 10 years later, its been a roaring success! I've increased the business to a level where I've happily been able to leave the 'day-job' behind and can devote my working time 24/7 to the Nest, (and it really is a full time job!). The company went Limited in Jan 2013 and I've never looked back.
The Nest is, and always will be, a small business, (its only me.......though my husband is a Godsend when its really busy!) The upsides are that I can keep my costs low and provide a high-quality, personal service at extremely competitive prices with the only down side being that you may find my store is periodically 'Closed'. This ensures I maintain a happy work-life balance and also that my turnover doesn't exceed the threshold at which I would have to charge VAT, (which would be significant both for my business and my Buyers).
Thanks for reading, Love Shian x