Cash-in your unwanted designer buys with four of the best re-sale websites
Words Joy Montgomery
Launched in 2009, French-born site Vestiaire Collective offers a platform for customers to buy and sell high-end clothing and accessories. Each week more that 20,000 new items selected by a team of stylists are put online while more than 100,000 new members sign up each month. Stylish and easy to navigate, Vestiaire is the perfect site for snapping up it-bags and hot new season buys at a fraction of the price. Also, don’t miss their Le Journal fashion blog for seasonal style inspiration.
Rewind is the perfect platform for those wanting to pass on designer vintage accessories. With an unparalleled knowledge of the field (they regularly collaborate with Christies and Bonhams) their appraisal service will advise you on your item – all you need to do is send pictures and state the age, condition and any visible flaws. Once the images are received they will be able to tell you if the item is right for them and advise you on the next steps. If you have more than 10 items they can even organise a DHL pick–up or home visit. The must-visit platform for one-of-a-kind gems.
Founded by Cécile Wickmann and Max Schönemann, this German-based company offers both concierge and self-service items. Concierge items have already been authenticated by their team of experts and have passed quality control and can be shipped immediately. Self-service items are still with the seller and must be sent to REBELLE after they are sold – their team of experts will check the condition and authenticity of the items before sending to the buyer.
EDIT SECOND HAND
With a shop based in Cuckfield, West Sussex, Edit Second Hand is a leading UK reseller of women’s clothing and handbags. Launched in 2010, the boutique’s online platform offers designer goods with up to 70% off the original price – labels include Gucci, Burberry and Chanel. To sell clothing on their site simply email a list of items then the experts will get back to you with a price estimate and, once confirmed, you can post your items. They even offer a returns service if you are not happy with your purchase.