About Us

Corey Palmer, Founder & Authenticator Real Deal Collection” border=Hi! I’m Corey, back in the early 2000's I lived in the New York City area working as a graphic designer/web developer. My passion was collecting Balenciaga bags. They were very popular, and fakes were being sold all over the place, especially online. I would buy bags directly from Balenciaga New York and scout for discontinued colors or styles online.

For years I obsessed over the details that indicated whether an item was authentic or counterfeit. After receiving a fake bag from a big online company that claimed they only sold authentic items, I thought there must have been a mistake. I sent them a lot of detailed photos showing the difference between the counterfeit they sold to me and the same season/style authentic Balenciaga I had in my collection. I naively thought they would take steps to eliminate fakes in their inventory, but in reality, they did not care. They resold the fake bag I had returned to them to an unsuspecting customer for $800! Seeing that happen over and over made me so angry! I knew people were being scammed with fakes bags being sold as real.

I realized few people had the knowledge, experience and attention to detail that I had developed. My authentication skills could help the world of handbag collectors. I decided to build a website. I would personally guarantee that every item we sell is an authentic, genuine, original item made by the designer brand. Shoppers will always get the real thing at Real Deal Collection. That is our service and commitment to providing a reliable place to buy, consign, sell, or trade-in luxury designer handbags, luggage, scarves, shoes and other accessories. We have been serving clients around the world since 2006.

Our longstanding, impeccable reputation gives you the confidence to relax and enjoy acquiring or recycling luxury goods at Real Deal Collection. Shop at our boutique store at 223 W. San Francisco St Santa Fe, New Mexico or on our website any time.

You can also find us on eBay, Tradesy, and Le Prix.

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