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Hunting for luxury vintage pieces will no longer be a hassle with the launch of online retailer, Vestiaire Collective, in Singapore. The site - which allows users to buy and sell luxury and premium pre-owned pieces - made its debut here during Singapore Fashion Week ‘17 with 50 designers across 11 Asian countries. This marks the second step into Asia, with the first being Hong Kong in May 2017.

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Co-founded by Fanny Moizant, the inspiration for Vestiaire Collective came after observing French fashion bloggers putting their out-of-season luxury pieces on sale to reinvest in new ones. She soon realised that there was a need for a platform for consumers to buy and sell their pre-owned items in a smart and trusted manner.

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Although an ecommerce site, quality is not compromised. Stringent inspections are done to ensure the highest of quality in the pieces that are sold through Vestiaire Collective. This is categorised into three steps:

Authenticity checks

Authenticity checks are conducted by a team of trained experts. These people were coached  by fashion powerhouses to meticulously inspect pieces and ensure that they are genuine.

Description checks

Moving on, a different inspector examines the item against the description of colour, size and brand given by the seller. 

Condition checks

Finally, the item is checked for any defects. If a defect was found, a new price would be issued to the seller and buyer to accept.

 

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Vestiaire Collective has also collaborated with German supermodel, Toni Garrn, to hold a charity sale that will be launching early November. She has engaged the help of her fellow supermodel friends, including Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen and Karlie Kloss, to donate pieces from their closet for a good cause. Celebrities, models and artists from Hong Kong have joined in as well. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to the Toni Garrn Foundation which aims to support and empower underprivileged girls in Zimbabwe, Africa by building schools and providing education.

Apart from the charity sale, Vestiaire Collective offers a wide range of luxury pieces for men, women and children. Here are a few of our favourites from the site.

 

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(L-R) Laura Urbinati wool blazer ($285), Hermes bracelet ($648), Bottega Veneta leather top ($796), Saint Laurent patent leather heels ($474), Dolce & Gabbana blazer ($285) and Hermes Kelly handbag ($11,700). 

Remember to mark your calendars because the global online sale will be starting on November 2, with the pieces gradually released for purchase.

 

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