Best Fashion Resale Websites
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Resale websites are on the rise and we couldn’t be happier. They are a great opportunity to find amazing pieces at amazing prices. But the best part is that it’s all helping to increase the lifecycle of our clothes that would normally end up in landfill. Here are our favourite resale websites.
Now that the manic Christmas period is over, have you found yourself with excess stuff? Whether it be unwanted presents or old pieces cluttering up your wardrobe, you may be feeling overwhelmed post festivities. January is the perfect time to get rid of some excess clothing or accessories. For tips on clearing out and organising your wardrobe click here.
If you have unwanted designer pieces that you want to find a good home for, a resale website is probably your best bet. Every year the market for pre owned clothes grows. According to US consignment site ThredUP, by 2027 preloved or vintage pieces will make up a third of our wardrobes. It’s no wonder brands like Stella McCartney are getting behind the resale phenomenon. The British brand recently partnered with US consignment site The Real Real. They offer incentives to customers who use the website to increase the lifestyle of their Stella McCartney garments.
“Sustainability is the cornerstone of our brand, which is why we believe in the circular economy. We believe in what The RealReal is doing and are thrilled to be the first luxury brand to put together a program of sustainability initiatives with them.” — Stella McCartney for The Real Real
There are so many consignment websites to choose from. It’s totally worth researching the best one for you to make sure that you are optimising your resale chances. We take a look at the best resale websites for whatever you are looking to sell. Or buy!
Arguably the best known, and credited with having overhauled the resale website market. Based in France, they now operate globally with an online community of over 3.5 million shoppers. VC boasts a large selection of amazing luxury, high end items. It’s also a great destination for fine jewellery and watches, often a tricky thing to buy online as authentication can be hard. However Vestiaire have a dedicated team of authenticators so you can be sure you are buying the real thing. They make it easy to sell too. Either take and upload your own pictures and descriptions for them to check and post. Or take advantage of the concierge service that includes collection, image taking and uploading.
The new kids on the block ‘My Wardrobe Mistakes’ was started in 2018 by Virginie Alvarez. Seeing an opportunity to breath new life into forgotten garments, My Wardrobe Mistakes offers a Concierge service so you can easily sell your pieces without the hassle. Similarly you can put the MWM team to work to find that elusive item you’ve been coveting but can’t lay your hands on using the Private Detective service. With its distinctive French sensibility, it offers elegant and high end pieces. Brands include; Chanel, Celine, Saint Laurent and Gucci to name a few.
For a dose of London cool, The Wardrobe Workshop is a double whammy of curated pre loved pieces and new, indy brands. Founder Charlie Bowring is a former Fashion PR with an amazing eye for style. TWW specialises in contemporary pieces from labels like Acne, Rixo and Philip Lim. Expect to find something a bit different but totally on point. For sellers, simply send them a description of the items and they will get back to you. If you live in London they also offer a handy collection service.
Looking for an impeccable range of super chic French and vintage pieces? Re See offers a curated selection of beautiful and elegant vintage. It’s founders are previously from French magazine backgrounds, go figure! We love that they showcase 70’s Yves Saint Laurent alongside current day Saint Laurent must haves. As well as pieces from Celine, Nina Ricci & an enviable selection of Chanel bags. To sell, simply propose an item or book an appointment with their Paris based buyers. Re See prides itself on paying good prices for the pieces they stock so if you have a high quality garment they are the people to see.
If even second hand designer prices break you out in a sweat then Edit Second Hand is for you. They feature a great wearable selection from brands such as Isabel Marant, Equipment and Mulberry. We can’t get enough of their wide selection of items for sale, and the prices aren’t eye wateringly high. If you want to sell with them, simply email a list of your pieces and they will get back to you with estimates. It’s as easy as that.
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