The NPNP Passport. A Guarantee of Authenticity & Provenance.
However buying something 'pre-loved 'can sometimes feel a rather disconnected and isolated process, with your Seller often remaining anonymous and rarely providing any information as to where and when they acquired the item you've now bought.
Knowing the provenance of your purchase can often make a difference, not just to how you feel about buying it, but how you feel about the actual item and also its inherent value, both now and in the future.
(All Mulberry-aholics know that a bag 'Made in England,' has a perceived premium to one 'Made in China', though in reality the workmanship and quality can be identical!)
So, if, like me, you recycle your bags, it can be a real benefit to be able to pass on pertinent information to the new owner.
For example, when and where it was first bought, exactly what its called, what the leather type is and how it should be cared for, if there have been any repairs or re-inking done and even how many previous owners it's had.
Over time however, this information often gets overlooked, lost or just forgotten.
- If you sell your bag you bought from Naughtipidgins Nest, wouldn't it be great to be able to provide my guarantee of authenticity and pass on all the information on its origins that it came with?
- When you buy a bag from Naughtipidgins Nest you can be 100% confident its Authentic, but what about when you buy from elsewhere? Wouldn't it be great if it came with some extra reassurance? (Since the Nest first started trading in July 2005 its sold over 7,000 bags!)
The Naughtipidgins Nest Passport (NPNP)
How it works
When you buy an item from Naughtipidgins Nest you will already know its 100% Authentic, its condition in great detail and what comes with it, (care cards, dustbag, etc). As from Feb 2013 any item purchased that has a unique serial number will also now have an NPNP.
It will include an identifying photo of your purchase, its serial number, full title, leather description and care instructions, so you can look after your item optimally.
Having this history and background, along with some important identifying information, such as the serial number and receipt, should also be a small measure in the ongoing fight against counterfeiting.
Where available, its first purchase-date and retail location will be provided and also a copy of the original receipt, as seen in the Photo Gallery, (so this receipt is uniquely linked to your item). After the 14 days return period, if you'd like the original receipt too, (all personal and financial information will be redacted,) just let me know.
Naughtipidgins Nest won't provide the names of previous owners, for privacy reasons, leaving subsequent owners to complete as much or as little information in the Passport as they are comfortable with.
Over time, a valid history can be built-up, giving new owners both a reassurance of authenticity and some interesting and valuable knowledge of its previous life.
Some bags can be so well travelled they have circled the globe more than once!
The NPNP will be free to all buyers and Naughtipidgins Nest will keep records of all Passports issued, so I will always be happy to verify validity should you find one accompanying an item for sale elsewhere.
However just a note of caution.....NPNP's are unique so copies will not be issued.
Keep them safe with your item as if its lost, its gone forever.
If you have an item with an NPNP and would like to recycle then another benefit is a reduced commission rate.
Sellers receive a full 80% of value, irrespective of the resale price as I am always delighted to welcome previous stock back into the Nest.