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Designer clothing/shoes - online consignment sites

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angeltulips Fri 29-Aug-14 18:57:20

Anyone got any experience of selling on one of these? Recommendations? I am having a massive wardrobe clear out/refresh, and have a bunch of stuff I'd like to sell that falls into 2 categories:

- true high end designer: no Prada, Chanel but "proper" designers e.g. Louboutins, some beautiful Roksanda Ilinc dresses, a ton of L'Wren Scott samples,

- sort-of second tier designer - e.g. a LOT of Paul & Joe, Acne Studios, Helmut Lang - that sort of thing

All are worn (except for the L'Wren stuff and the Roksanda Ilinc which are new but don't have tags) but in good condition and would obv dry clean.

Where would I be best to sell them? What I want to do is try to sell them for a finite period of time (1-2 months) and if they don't shift I'm just going to gift them to charity - Vestiaire Collective looked promising but their rules on how "new" (in seasons) things have to be look tight - a lot of my stuff is older than 6 seasons. Hardly Ever Worn It? Other options?

I'm in London so can take to physical consignment too - I tried The Exchange (one right near me) but they were so snotty about it (admittedly I did come in dressed for walking the dog) I don't want to give them my business....


ZaraW Fri 29-Aug-14 19:17:28

Shona Mac? Have never sold anything but have purchased on their E Bay site professional and friendly.

LadyRubyPenhaligon Fri 29-Aug-14 21:08:25

I love browsing covetique. Stuff seems to sell well there and have seen all the brands you listed. I think they discount for multiple items to.

sansucre Fri 29-Aug-14 21:25:16

Vestiaire Collective is excellent. I've not sold anything on there but have purchased quite a few things. The only drawback to selling things on there is they do take a higher commission that eBay. However, on a plus note, you can set the price of the item yourself.
Re. their rules re. how new items are. Take it with a pinch of salt. There's plenty of stuff on there that's easily over a decade old - I missed out on buying a bag from Miu Miu's first collection and it was definitely more than 6 seasons old!

Some of the second tier designers you've listed are ones I've sold successfully on eBay. I find it the easiest as I know what I want to charge and sell things as a fixed price.

I also live in London. I stopped taking clothes to consignment shops over a decade ago because they started to take far too high a percentage of the sale price and it just wasn't worth the hassle. However if memory serves, there is a nice on Kensington Church Street.

sansucre Fri 29-Aug-14 21:25:56

PS. What sizes are you selling?!

BelindaAllWorkedOut Fri 29-Aug-14 21:27:49

Oh you are talking about "My Favourite Thing", sansucre?

I agree w The Exchange - I've been in a few times and only once was I served by someone friendly.

angeltulips Fri 29-Aug-14 21:35:42

I find designer stuff doesn't sell so well on eBay - I have had more success selling reiss, cos stuff or premium denim (sort of upper high st) on eBay than "true" designer stuff.

Ok maybe I'll trial a piece on vestiaire and a piece on covetique and see how they go.

All clothing is size 8 uk/ 2 us/36-8 euro and shoes size 41/2 euro (big hoofs!). Any interest? grin

ThisBitchIsResting Fri 29-Aug-14 21:36:27

I've bought from Vestiaire and am considering selling some stuff on there atm. It is slightly more expensive than EBay but I think a nicer vibe and more honest somehow. Some really weird pricing on there, some real bargains for buyers but also some really overpriced clothes that are just seasons hand high end French high st.

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