Resale

Previously loved: Shoppers flock to second-hand luxury fashion | Al Jazeera

The jump in second-hand luxury sales could be attributed to consumers leaning towards sustainability in a time of crisis. Covid-19 has made most shoppers cost-conscious this holiday season, but those with cash to burn are still finding ways to splurge. As retail sales in general suffer, luxury fashion—the previously owned kind—is flying off the shelves. Peer-to-peer online luxury …

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Depop drama and tiny tennis skirts: the hidden problems with ‘sustainable’ fashion – Cherwell

There has never before been a time where alternatives to fast fashion have been so prevalent in debates about climate change and sustainability. Terrifying facts such as 87% of textiles going to landfill, micro-plastics flowing into oceans and the uncovering of hugely unethical practices by big fashion employers are changing people’s perceptions about the fashion …

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Is there a single worth £200,000 hidden in your attic? | Daily Mail

Nothing, not even coronavirus, can stop the inexorable rise in vinyl sales – with many music fans now preferring to spin a record rather than pop on a compact disc. With purchases expected to top five million in Britain this year, the resurgence in demand is also having a knock-on effect on the value of …

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Should Luxury Build Resale Into Its Business Model? | BoF

This week, Gucci launched a partnership with The RealReal, betting that the rewards of engaging with the second-hand market outweigh the risks. Resale is shaping up to be one of the big winners of the pandemic. Even as wider fashion sales slump significantly, the secondary market is exploding. According to a recent report by ThredUp, …

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A posh fountain pen can be worth thousands | Daily Mail

If you are writing ‘thank you’ letters after Christmas with a traditional fountain pen, you could be holding a small fortune in your hand. Most collectables herald from the 1920s onwards when piston-controlled ink fills turned them into writing instruments that are still practical today. A 1921 Parker ‘Big Red’ Duofold can sell for £500 …

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Let the Fountain Pens Flow! – The New York Times

In this coldly pixelated age, old-fashioned writing implements make a small but meaningful comeback. Around 40 people had gathered on a recent weekday evening in SoHo at the Lamy store, a 600-square-foot ground-floor showcase of contemporary Germanic pen design. Packed around a table with notepads and test pens, the group, ethnically diverse but mostly men, …

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Up in your loft you may find a pile of old luggage worth hundreds – if not thousands – of pounds | Daily Mail

Peer up in the loft and you may find a pile of old luggage worth hundreds – if not thousands – of pounds. Louis Vuitton revolutionised the baggage industry when, in 1854 as a 16-year-old box-making apprentice, he started to make canvas cases that could be stacked on top of each other. Innovation: Louis Vuitton …

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Vintage cigarette lighters on trend for collectors despite downturn in smoking | WAtoday

Smoking may be unfashionable these days, but there was a time when a stylish cigarette lighter was a social necessity. For sale next Tuesday through Shapiro Auctioneers in Sydney is an exclusive collection of vintage Alfred Dunhill lighters, predominantly from the 1920 to 1940 period. The vendor is a Sydney lawyer who prefers to remain …

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The designer handbags that are as good as the stock market | Daily Mail

Most sought-after handbags have matched performance from shares. Chanel bag that cost £1,000 in 2004 now worth £3,000. Bags from Hermes, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton have doubled in value. Novice buyers warned market is awash with fakes. A vintage handbag is more than a luxurious accessory to swing on the arm. It can also …

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Investing in vintage sunglasses | Daily Mail

Vintage sunglasses are all the rage on the catwalk, but they also have serious appeal to investors. Top brands made by companies such as Ray-Ban, Persol, Versace and Armani, once discarded as out-of-date, now fetch hundreds of pounds at auction and in antique shops. And if you were lucky enough to possess a pair of …

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