If you still have doubts about vintage shopping, Collector Square is probably one of the best places to dispel those worries.
The online shop for pre-owned luxury items – think anything from Hermès Birkins to Rolex Oysterdate or Bulgari Serpenti rings – has created a unique index for you to check the auction records for a specific item.
The metric, called Luxprice-Index, allows you to check, for example, the records of a pre-owned Hermès Birkin bag at major auction houses going back up to 10 years.
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The Luxprice-Index was made possible by the site’s founders, who developed strong connections with the auction world throughout the past decade or so.
The Paris-based company has also opened a chic showroom at Saint-Germain-des-Pres. The 1,000- square-metre-space is packed with more than 5,000 luxury items. The site has recently partnered with Hong Kong’s Blue Bell Group to expand its service to affluent Asian customers.
Here are some other online havens for luxe vintage items:
What Goes Around Comes Around
The world famous vintage boutique opened its flagship store in 1993 in Soho, New York. It has then expanded its services online. The site was launched in 2016 with a web-exclusive collection. WGACA has also partnered with brick-and-mortar stores across the globe such as Lane Crawford in Hong Kong and Barneys Japan.
The e-commerce conglomerate has an amazing selection of vintage fashion and accessories it features from select stores across the globe. Some of our favourite items include Chanel tweed jackets and Saint Laurent “Le Smoking” suits.
Founded by socialite Yen Kuok, the site features both classic luxury brands such as Hermès, Chanel and Valentino as well as contemporary labels the likes of Mansur Gavriel and Alice + Olivia. We checked out Guiltless’ office in Quarry Bay, and trust us when we say it’ll probably give the Vogue closet a run for its money.
If you are looking for a personalised vintage bag, Dylan Ryu should be on your speed dial. The South Korean designer reworks vintage Chanel flap bags and Hermès Kellys into one-of-a-kind creations. The site features an e-boutique that allows you to contact the designer about bespoke creations.
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