Reduce, reuse, recycle… and resell.
With luxury goods, it’s the new way to shop.
Not only are you giving amazing handbags and designer clothes a second life, you save money and walk away with Chanel, Prada, Gucci and more for a fraction of the retail price.
Plus, the act of reselling and buying already beloved luxury goods is actually very trendy. According to a report released Nov. 29 by McKinsey and Company, the industry already estimated at $ 25 billion to $ 30 billion is expected to grow 10 to 15 percent over the next decade.
The study attributes a few major factors to this increase, including the desire for rare and luxury goods, the sustainability aspect of buying second-hand items and, of course, affordability and price.
To join the luxury goods resale craze, you don’t need to go too far, as there are a few approved sites to help you get started. We’ve rounded up eight of these websites, some of which are dedicated to handbags and bags while others cover fashion, accessories and more for him and her.
To add a little luxury to your wardrobe and promote circular shopping, head over to The Luxury Closet to start curating your own collection. The site has items for women and men, and even has special sections for shoes, handbags, and accessories. This site also has an impressive range of designers, from very high-end brands like Gucci, Versace and Hermes to more affordable brands like Tumi, Adidas, Calvin Klein and more.
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Not only can you rent the track, but you can also buy it now. The popular rental platform is also a great place to shop for second-hand designer clothes as you can rent them to make sure they are right for you and your lifestyle before you choose to have them. buy at a reduced price. We had the wonderful opportunity to try the rental service out and loved the designer lineup and huge selection so we think you too and if you fall in love with an item or two you can keep it forever and rent the rest.
If you covet a Coach bag but don’t want to spend your entire paycheck on a new one, you’ll love the sound of this one. Coach (Re) Loved is a new program where you can buy both pre-owned Coach bags and accessories and see redesigned bags you won’t find anywhere else. For the former, take a look at the Coach Restored and Coach Remade collections which take lightly worn bags and return them to their perfect shape or transform them into something unique and new.
Chances are, you won’t find a collection as extensive as Vestiaire Collective when it comes to luxury and vintage fashion. The site has an impressive range of designers Hermès, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Balenciaga and many more, in addition to a section of vintage finds from all the best eras in fashion. Best of all, they also have kid-friendly options, so your little ones can look just as fashionable as mom and dad.
Luxury items at a good price? We have that in the bag. Rebag is the site where you can buy and sell your designer goods, turning your wardrobe into a revolving carousel of high-end fashion for a fraction of the price. Rebag has the best designers to choose from, from Louis Vuitton and Cartier to David Yurman and Tom Ford. They also offer an outlet option, filled with even more designer finds at a deep discount.
Support the earth and your luxury fashion cravings at the same time with Selfridges. The Mon Vintage by Marie Blanchet collection on the site features an impressive collection of designer pieces that are all pre-loved, now ready to settle in your wardrobe forever. Brands vary, but we’ve spotted Chanel, Celine, Prada and even unique Comme de Garçons items in the mix. For even more sustainable shopping options, you can also check out their Project Earth page for a mix of designer and luxury items that can be recycled, recharged, or sustainably made.
Do you know what they say about good fashion karma? This is really true and at What Goes Around Comes Around you will find it even easier to buy luxury items in a sustainable way. The vintage site sells more than older items, covering coveted collectibles like the Hermes Birkin and Kelly bags and choices from collaborative collections of Louis Vuitton artists. You can also shop by brand, with Fendi, Judith Leiber, Rolex and more.
Want to make a little exchange? Sell your old designer items, then buy something new from the same site. Tradesy is perfect for this because they are very easy to sell and even easier to buy knowing that everything on the site has been authenticated and is 100% legitimate. Shop by designer if you’ve got your eye on Tory Burch, Stella McCartney, or Givenchy to name a few, or head to the vintage section for OG items that never go out of style. They also have a dedicated wedding page for your special day, which makes it even easier to find something new, something new, something borrowed and maybe even something blue all at the same time.