Sophisticated Closet Essentials for Luxury Lovers

 Posted by Kathryn Mershon on March 8, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Owning luxury items often has the benefit of a lifetime of use and value retention. Designer pre-loved (pre-owned) goods continuously gain demand as savvy sophisticated shoppers realize they can own luxury items for less. Online Auctions are a great way to shop for luxury brands to add to your collection. Much of the demand for pre-loved luxury goods comes from the way these goods fluctuate in value “depending on buzz around a certain designer, particularly if a fashion house hires a new creative director or chief executive,” according to a recent Fortune Magazine article.

With so much changing, we have a list of brands to consider according to…

BRANDS THAT HOLD THEIR VALUE THE LONGEST: Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Hermès, Cartier, David Yurman, Alaïa, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Goyard.

BRANDS WITH A "SURPRISINGLY" HIGH RE-SALE VALUE (aka that re-sell quite close to their original price):  Givenchy, Victoria Beckham, Charlotte Olympia and Alexander McQueen.

BRANDS THAT LOSE VALUE FASTEST: Tod’s, Versace, Marni, Valextra, and Etro.

BRANDS WITH A "SURPRISINGLY" LOW RE-SALE VALUE: Alexander Wang, 3.1 Philip Lim, and Marc Jacobs.”


In addition to sprinkling a bit of luxury into your wardrobe, our online auctions are great for purchasing the following wardrobe staples that should almost always be purchased pre-loved:


·        Dress Suits

·        Denim Jacket

·        Leather Jacket

·        Vintage Leather Boots

·        Vintage Watch

·        Cufflinks

·        Quality Leather Belt

·        Signet Ring

·        Trench Coat

·        Black Dress Shoes


·        Jewelry

·        Leather Shoes

·        Leather jacket or coat

·        Classic Leather belt

·        Luxury Handbags

·        Designer Clothing and Jeans

·        Designer Handbags and Shoes

·        Silk Blouse

·        Trench Coat

·        Evening Bag

According to Forbes Magazine, “the U.S. apparel industry today is a $12 billion business … according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” Even more intriguing, we only wear 20% of our wardrobe regularly each year. Shopping pre-owned apparel can help you cut costs and feel better about items you may not have the opportunity to wear regularly.