Monitoring down an Hermès Birkin or Kelly bag will be tough, however with pre-loved vogue coming to the fore, it’s getting simpler. The Resident picks out three of London’s leaders in second-hand designer purses…
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1 Bagista, Chelsea
Luxurious pre-loved purse boutique Bagista, which established itself in Chiswick in 2014 and moved to Chelsea a few years in the past, is one in all London’s main resellers of pre-owned luxurious purses. Bagista fastidiously curates the items in its assortment to supply an eclectic mixture of one-off, classic, up to date and basic items to select from, and you should purchase, promote or swap. Manufacturers embrace Celine, Prada, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci. Earlier than every merchandise is displayed in-store and on-line, it’s fastidiously examined and rigorously inspected for high quality and authenticity.
122 King’s Highway, King’s Stroll Buying Centre, Chelsea SW3 4TR; bagista.co.uk
2 Sellier Knightsbridge
Sellier not too long ago closed its Knightsbridge bricks-and-mortar retailer in favour of a stronger on-line presence (Covid restrictions actually had a hand within the troublesome resolution). The luxurious consignment retailer and on-line platform for pre-loved luxurious vogue brings collectively trusted re-sellers with a discerning buyer base. Hanushka Toni based the enterprise alongside her mom Dina Ibrahimova, and since going surfing solely have upped their social media recreation to create participating content material on Instagram, showcasing a tightly edited luxurious product choice. Sellier additionally has particular entry to coveted objects, equivalent to and Hermes Birkin and Kelly baggage, with movie star followers equivalent to Millie Waterproof coat and Nicola Hughes. You’ll be able to promote with Selliers, too.
3 Status Pawn, Chelsea
Think about a pawnbrokers and marriage ceremony rings and damaged hearts most likely come to thoughts, however at Status Pawn in Chelsea, you’re more likely to discover a uncommon Hermes Kelly purse. The Chelsea retailer was Status Pawn’s first high-street boutique, having beforehand accomplished most of their enterprise on-line. Right here, you’ll discover their largest assortment of classic purses and high-end watches. ‘Purses are a particular factor for us,’ says founder and Posh Pawn TV star James Constantinou, ‘as a result of we have been the primary to market them as a method to increase capital, together with artwork and wine.’ A uncommon Hermes bag can go for as a lot as £45,000. So if you happen to’re pondering of cashing in your assortment of Chanel purses, you realize the place to go… The luxurious pawnbrokers has branches throughout London in locations like Chiswick, Hatton Backyard, Wimbledon and Richmond.
Bourbon Hanby Antiques Arcade, 151 Sydney Avenue, Chelsea SW3 6NT; prestigepawnbrokers.co.uk