WHO IS VINTAGE SKINS?
We understand that purchasing over the Internet can sometimes be scary. It lacks the "touchy, feely, trying it on" aspect, and the face-to-face interaction that some people are traditionally more comfortable with. If you have not done business with us before, we would like you to know that we are fully committed to our customers, and the entire customer experience that comes with doing business with us. We stand behind the quality and authenticity of all of the items that we sell.
Our vast customer base includes individuals and dealers from all over the world, some who have done business with us since we started, as well as new customers that have just "discovered" us! Roughly 85%-90% are repeat customers, and many (most) are multiple purchasers. And, although we have never met personally, we have, in some way, touched each others lives...whether it be through cultivated friendships, centers of interest, or simply exchanging a small part of history between us.
We sincerely thank you for your trust, your continued business, and your initial decision to purchase from Vintage Skins. If you prefer to talk by phone, please contact us and we'll be happy to give you a ring!
With this said, we want you to know who you are doing business with, and thought it important to answer the question "Who is Vintage Skins?"
Lisa Corbett created Vintage Skins in late 2004 to be a unique online boutique that focuses exclusively on vintage and antique exotic skin handbags and accessories. Her hope was to share her deep admiration and passion for these beautiful items, educate people on their differences and care, and reconnect today's generation with the timeless style and opulence of generations past. She believes that every woman should be able to affordably own a one-of-a-kind exotic skin bag that can endure as a cherished family heirloom.
Lisa has been personally collecting vintage exotic skin bags for almost 11 years. Her grandmother, Madeline, who was born in 1908 and was one of the most influential people in her life, was the inspiration for her first purchase of a 1908 antique Edwardian hornback alligator bag. The power that was held in that little antique purse was simply overwhelming to her...Who owned this bag? What were they like? What significant events had this beautiful bag been through? And, oh how someone must have cherished this bag enough to care for it so well that it would end up in her hands almost 100 years later. She has been in love ever since...collecting, selling and restoring the beautiful exotic skin handbags from the past 100 years.
Prior to starting Vintage Skins, Lisa worked in the financial services industry and ran her own independent strategic marketing consulting business.