Frequently Asked Questions

Ask me anything!.....

I've put together a list of the most commonly asked Q&A's below, but don't hesitate to get in touch if there's anything else you'd like to know.

My name is Shian Crawford and I'm married to Paul. We have one daughter, Alice, and we live in my lovely home town of Lancaster.

Yes, absolutely legit! Naughtipidgins Nest is a long standing and well established Limited Company (Number 8351409) registered at Companies House, trading since 2005 and incoporated in Jan 2013. 

Prices are on the RH side of each listing and are in £GBP and exclude Delivery Cost.

To purchase, just Add the item to your 'Basket' (if the 'Add to Basket' button isn't visible then the online Checkout is 'Off', please check my Opening Times). Continue to the Checkout, select your location from the drop-down menu, chose your shipping option and then your Payment preference.

You can pay via Credit or Debit Card which is processed by Paypal . You don't need PayPal account as you checkout as a 'Guest' and all your card details are securely processed by PayPal's servers. You'll receive an instant confirmation of your purchase and a payment receipt and I'll be in touch soon after to confirm delivery timescales. 

  • Please note that items purchased via this method can only be addressed as per the Payment transaction.
  • Please note that if you Return the item, your Refund is subject to a 3% Fee from the Payment Processor. The Nest is currently subsidising this to 2% for clients.

The Nest also offers a Bank Transfer option at the Checkout. You can complete your details and 'purchase' and you'll receive an instant confirmation of your commitment to purchase with details of the Nest's Bank Account Number and Sort Code. Transfer of funds must then take place within 10 minutes of order placement as items cannot be Reserved, sorry.

  • After payment receipt, your item can be posted to any address of your chosing
  • Should you wish to Return the item, your Refund is not subject to any Fees.

NPN Bags offers fuss-free, fee-free, 14 Day Returns on ALL items, including Sale stock,  and there are no exclusions, time-clauses or hidden charges. Terms & Conditions are here (see Section 10). The Nest makes NO charges at all for a Return, you'll only pay the delivery costs (inwards & outwards). However please note that if purchased by Credit/Debit/PayPal they deduct a 3% Payment Processing Fee at source which is NOT refunded to us. The Nest is currently subsidising this fee by a third for clients, (see below).

Unfortunately, at this time only PayPal seems to provide the level of financial 'security' most buyers seek when purchasing online. PP's easy to sign up to, virtually every reputable company accepts it, its quick and easy to use and offers the most perceived safety for purchasers. However, as with most things in life, this comes at a price!  Sadly, PP now deducts a non-refundable 3% processing fee at the time of payment which can become an expensive loss if an item is returned, especially on a high value item. For example a purchase value of £1,500 incurs a fee of £45.00, for £3,500 its £105 and at £5,000 it's £150.00! Large retailers are reluctantly absorbing these losses from their bottom line, (though many now taking measures to refuse Buyers who repeatedly return items), but for small businesses who offer a Return Service, we just don't have the margins to cover these costs. As I think the situation is utterly unsatisfactory for all parties, (except PP!) I am currently subsidising a third of the fee's on returned items, so you'll only pay the other two thirds. For example, a purchase amount of £1,000 plus £10 postage will translate to a refund of £979.80 back to you. It's not ideal, but its a compromise that ensures Buyers have the security they want and as always, I'm hopeful anyone buying from the Nest will be utterly thrilled with their purchase, so there won't be a return! 

As long as the items returned within the time frame required, in the condition it was sent, with security tag in place and with all accompaniments, a refund can be issued to the original purchaser.

Paypal's 'Pay in 3' is available to all eligible Buyers within PayPal's Checkout so you can Buy Now and Pay Later in three, interest free installments. This is a Financial Services product, external to the Nest, (please see here for details and Terms & Conditions.) The Nest doesn't offer an alternate Reservation, Layaway or Payment Plan Service and all items remain available to purchase until full payment is received. Maintaining fair and consistent policies for everyone is a key element of the Nests services and ensuring maximum exposure for Seller's items is as important as assisting Buyers with their budgeting. 

Yes. Any item purchased from the Nest is 100% authentic. 100% Guaranteed. You can always be completely safe at the Nest but if you'd like more reassurance before purchasing I am always happy for you to refer any item to an independent authentication service and can recommend some excellent resources to assist you. Just get in touch!

The Naughtipidgins Nest Passport (or NPNP for short) is a useful and identifying document that accompanies any purchase with a unique serial number.  The NPNP records all the authentication details of your item, including history, care instructions and a photo of receipt, (if present) for you. If the item has an original receipt or even photocopy, these can be requested 14 days after receipt of your item. 

Everyones condition standards are different. What is 'Well Used 'to one person, may be someone elses 'Excellent'. Whilst I do categorise my items, according to my own Condition Standards (which are extremely stringent), its the extensive pictures provided that let you see every detail, so you can make your own decisions as to whether something is right for you. I aim to photograph the item so you can see what it looks like in 'real-life' and there are always lots of detailed photos at the top of each listing. Don't forget that often, when many negative issues are focussed upon, it can have the effect of making the item look and sound worse than it is to the naked eye. However, I'd much rather my buyers be delighted vs disappointed when they receive their purchase.

The interpretation of colour is one of the most difficult aspects to describe as one persons 'Royal Blue' may be some one elses 'Marine Blue' and its impossible to know what shade is displaying on different screens. Colours can vary dramatically on mobile devices and can be very hard to convey exact representation of shade so I aim to take photos in a variety of intensities of natural light to give the best view of the items tone. Where known, I always use the Designer brand's shade title in the Listing title, so one of things that may assist you in assessing colour, is to search Google Images. Whilst again, there is likely to be some variation in shade between the images, it should help you get a good idea of colour.

Of course! All aspects of condition are photographed clearly and the details provided in the listings but if you require larger photos I'd be happy to send to you! 

To keep overheads low the Nest only sells online, sorry. Security of stock is paramount and as I work from home, its not possible to visit to browse, apologies.

As the Nest doesn't have a physical 'shop' or any staff to pay, my overheads are lower than most other High Street and online Consignment Agencies. I am therefore able to charge much lower commission rates that the majority and price items at levels which may seem very cheap! This doesn't reflect items condition or authenticity....everything is Always Authentic and always lovely...... its entirely a reflection of my business model which I hope works for everyone.

So sorry but sadly 'no'. Though it may seem the norm to haggle these days, the price listed has been agreed with the Seller, (items are sold on a Consignment basis) and is the minimum acceptable at the time. The Nest does have both a Summer and a Winter sale so there is always the opportunity that an item may be reduced during these periods.

 Unfortunately, to retain independance, I am not able to provide an authentication service, (and sadly there just aren't enough hours in the day!) However, I am always happy to recommend some alternate agencies that can assist. Just get in touch.

All accompaniments included will be photographed and also clearly stated in the description. If a receipt is available, it will be shown in the Gallery (all personal information obscured) and a photo this receipt will be included in any NPNP provided. The original receipt can be sent out to you, on request, 14 days after the sale without additional cost.

To find the cost to you,  just add all items to your basket and the Checkout will calculate. Don't worry if it doesn't seem like much....shipping is subsidised by the Nest and always fully insured.

If paying by Bank Transfer I am able to send to any address. If paying with a credit or debit card (which is via Paypal) I can only post to the registered address on the payment transaction. Sorry there can be no exceptions to this as it ensures full insurance and protection for all parties.

If you are based outside of the UK but hold a UK Stirling Bank Account, I can accept a Bank Transfer payment and post to your UK based Freight Forwarder, no problem. Packages must receive a signature on receipt,  so its only unmanned services such as BFPO and postboxes that sadly can't be dispatched to.

Within Mainland UK postage is via a Next Working Day service, (usually pre lunchtime) and Saturday Guaranteed Delivery may be available at an additional cost, (please contact me for details). DPD Services may also be available (Trusted Neighbour Delivery and Retailer Pick Up), so please contact me prior to purchase if this is required.

I am always happy to try and accomodate special requests and preferred receipt days but items can only be retained for 7 days after purchase before dispatch, apologies. 

Unfortunately, I am unable to provide any instructions to the Postal Service on your behalf but if your delivery address is Mainland UK it may be possible to send your item via a Courier (DPD) which offers options such as Trusted Neighbour Delivery and Retailer Pick Up.  If this service is required please contact me prior to purchase, thank you.

Yes, just enter your code at the Checkout and the % discount will be deducted from any purchase. Gift Vouchers and Discount Codes aren't redeemable together (as the Checkout only accepts one code per transaction), so if you do have more than one, just get in touch to redeem, thankyou.

There is no expiry dates on Gift Vouchers so you can keep them for as long as you like. They are physical vouchers so make lovely gifts too!

Most definately! Your item must be in an Excellent condition, from a non-smoking home and from a Designer that I stock. Part exchange can be a very quick and convenient way to secure the item you are looking to buy, though please do remember the trade-in value you'll receive will be less than the return you could achieve by Consigning. Please contact me for further details.

Its a very simple process to Consign at the Nest. Just complete the Selling Form here and I'll get back to you asap with a proposed resale price and the amount you'll receive back when it sells. If you decide you'd like to go ahead, you just post your item into the Nest within 7 days and then everything else is done for you. No work, no stress, no Risk and just 14 days after your items' sale, you'll receive your payment, directly into your bank account, by cheque or if you are overseas, by PayPal. Its that easy. For full details please see my  Consignment Service  thankyou.

Brands the Nest current stocks are as follows – Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Chloé, Dior, Prada, Hermés, Balenciaga, Fendi, Gucci, Celine, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Loewe, Proenza Schouler, Burberry, Givenchy, Ferragamo, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Marc Jacobs.

A simple, flat % fee based on the sale price of your item. This is agreed with you upfront and there are NO additional fees or costs for your whatsoever. Commission rates are as follows

  • 40% up to £300
  • 30% from £301 to £1,000
  • 25% for £1,001 to £1,500
  • 20% for £1,501 to £3,000 
  • 15% for £3,001 and above.

In addition, if the purchaser of your item pays via Bank Transfer, your financial return is enhanced by 3% (as no Paypal fees have been incurred.)

 All items are carefully examined on receipt, nestled in acid-free tissue paper and professionally stored in individually labelled boxes of an appropriate size. No remedial or restoration activities will be undertaken on your item at any time, nor polishes or de-oderising agents applied. Your item will be photographed exactly as it is received, a security tag carefully attached and stored until sold in a humidity and temperature controlled dark room. Its not on 'display', customers aren't able to handle before sale and there is no risk of shoplifting. Your item is insured to the value of its consignment return whilst in the Nests care so you can be reassured that everything is always treated with the utmost care and attention.

Unfortunately, there's no way of knowing! When an item comes into the Nest, all clients on the Wish List, who may be interested, are contacted and your listing will be advertised on FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to reach the maximum audience. It really does then depend on who's looking and who's wanting so there isn't a typical time period....some items fly out within seconds of being listed and others can take months to find a new home.

I do recommend that you are as resolute in your wish to rehome your item as you possibly can be, before you post it in to the Nest. It's so hard letting go of lovely bags, I know! but once the emotional bond is broken and you post it off, it does become easier.  When an item's accepted into the Nest, the list price is agreed with you and the photos and listing complete, then every item is given an opportunity for sale for a period of 20 weeks (excluding Closed Periods). Whilst the majority of items will sell well within this time frame, there are bags that do need longer in which to find a good new home. You may request your item back, at any time during the contract but the Release Fee is half of the cost of the agreed commission, plus Special Delivery postal costs, so always best to be completely sure!

Although Returns aren't actively encouraged at the Nest, I do promote a No-Quibble Return Policy so there is always a possibility your Buyer may return your item. (All items have a Security Tag attached so you can be assured it's unused.) For this reason, you'll only be notified of the sale at the end of the 14 day Distance Selling Regulations period although you can email me at any time for a status update.

 I would always much prefer to sell your bag on a Consignment basis as this will ensure the greatest return for you, however I do know that sometimes it can be necessary in order to receive funds very quickly. Please just drop me a message and I will get back to you with a quote asap, but please do remember, a Direct-Buy payment will be significantly less than a Consignment payment, in almost every instance. All payments are sent within 24 hours of agreed price and can be provided by Bank Transfer, Cheque or PayPal.

Due to the incredible success of the Nest as a Consignment Agency, I can sadly no longer provide a personal Sourcing Service. However, if you're after something in particular please do drop me a note with details of your 'Holy Grail' piece and I'll pop you on the Wish List. If one then comes into stock, I'll drop you an email and let you know its available to purchase on the website..... but don't forget, its always first come, first served!

People such as you! Almost all of my stock is sold via Consignment so the Nest is reliant on the ongoing provision of good quality bags, purses and accessories and though I try to keep some core items such as Mulberry, Chanel and Louis Vuitton in stock at all times, availability is limited as I generally only ever have one of anything at any one time. Just get in touch if you have any questions or would like to Sell at the Nest, as its always a pleasure to meet a fellow bag-aholic!

It can be hard to be at the front of the virtual queue if you're not on the website all the time, and the Nest doesn't prioritise clients, its always first come, first served, even if you are on the Wish List. However if you 'Like' & 'Follow First' on Facebook and IG you'll see all the New Arrivals pop up as soon as they go Live on the website. You'll also be the first to know about any Special Offers, promotions or changes to opening times, so Social Media is always the best way to stay in the know.