Here’s what we found: Vintage leather Chanel backpack for $1,607.19 and a pair of (old) Celine heeled sandals for $1,218.
With almost a decade in the luxury resale market, Vestiare Collective is no amateur when it comes to the secondhand business. While the site is already popular in Europe, in the last few years or so, the brand has expanded to Asia and finally opened up its luxury concierge service in Singapore in June. And with such a wide reach, you’re certain to find almost any designer brand (both luxury as well as cult labels) under their stable.
And you can be assured that fakes rarely slip past the team. The site prides itself on trust by only working with experienced authenticators and anyone who works with them has to go through a strict training process at the Vestiaire Academy. In 2012, the team even signed a charter with the French government and luxury house to learn how to properly authenticate luxury goods.
Plus, the team does one final verification check before approving it to get sent out to you, so in the event a fake is found, the item will be sent back to the seller without any charges borne by you.
The Fifth Collection
Here’s what we found: A Loewe small leather Puzzle bag for $2,200 and a wide-sleeved Jacquemus dress for $200.
Founded in 2014, The Fifth Collection is a local e-commerce platform that specializes in luxury vintage fashion. The site has a well-curated selection of designer pieces and boasts one of the most reasonable prices we’ve seen on the market.
And if you’re interested in making money instead of just, well, spending it, you could also book an appointment with the consignment team and they will come to your place to assess the designer items you would like to put up for sale.
Here’s what we found: Balenciaga Triple S sneakers for $890 and a Moschino Couture hoodie dress for $190.
Founded in 2011, The RealReal is an American luxury consignment site that started in San Francisco. The site has grown with such popularity that the brand has now expanded beyond just an online presence, with two permanent brick-and-mortar-stores in the United States. Because of the larger market, The RealReal also has a huge volume of items, including streetwear brands like Supreme as well as limited edition designer/high street collaborations.
The site also seems to have more than just secondhand goods, with companies like Kering (the parent company of luxury brands like Gucci, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta) offloading unsold merchandise from older seasons onto the site as well. So with enough diligence, you might be able to score yourself some brand new Gucci at a really steep discount. And if discounted Gucci doesn’t tempt you, the site’s seemingly ongoing 20% off discount code might.
But with great volume also comes with problems. The site has been called out by fashion watchdog Diet Prada several times for the mislabeling of the items on their site. So do your research and proceed with caution when shopping on the site.