Vintage, Resale

Fashion resale is booming – here’s how to find real investment pieces

Whether you want to get into the resale game or just find pieces that hold their value, here are tips from some successful fashion resellers.

9/25/2021 12:49:00 PM

Whether you want to get into the resale game or just find pieces that hold their value, here are tips from some successful fashion resellers. ⬇️

Whether you want to get into the resale game or just find pieces that hold their value, here are tips from some successful fashion resellers.

PHOTO BY PIERRE VERDY/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGESThere’s also the influence of wider fashion trends, with the current ravenous appetite for90s stylesin the fashion mainstream fuelling a market for pieces like Vivienne Westwood corsets, Versace Jeans Couture pants, and Jean Paul Gaultier mesh looks. In fact, Chinatsu notes that the French designer’s AW95 Cyber Dots top is by far the most popular item that they’ve had on their platform. On the flipside of this current popularity, however, is the inherent volatility of the pre-owned luxury market — these pieces, it’s worth noting, have only

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reallysurged to their current status relatively recently. It’s something that Houston-based vintage seller Olivia Haroutounian, the owner of webshopReal Life As Liv, has come to learn in the five years since selling “a lot of really crazy Gaultier mesh before anybody really wanted it”, for a value far below today’s going rate.  

Success in the luxury retail space isn’t just about following trends, though. As the field has expanded, niche corners of the market have opened up, too. “The community has gone through a sort of metamorphosis in the last decade,” notes the 404 Archive team. “We’re seeing that there’s less of a need to be the trendiest at all times. We have a love for the unappreciated and overseen, and getting to show people something new has become just as exciting for us as getting an item in that everyone is looking for.” headtopics.com

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