Look For Vintage
Vintage is timeless so the pieces go beyond the trends and never go out of style. This also allows more scope for reselling or passing on pieces in the future too. Most sites have dedicated, curated sections for this. Buying vintage promotes sustainability by preventing these items from ending up in landfills, as is often the case with fast fashion which quickly goes out of style or becomes damaged. It’s also far more exciting to find rare vintage pieces, many of which will be difficult to find through first-hand shopping.
Opt For Authenticity
Choose sites that know the source of your designer goods and that products are authenticated by trained authenticators. It’s the best way to avoid wasting money or coming across items that are fake.
If you’re looking for something specific, create an alert to get notified on the best deals and be the first to know when a new piece is for sale on various sites. The best deals generally go fast and without offers – so it always pays to do this.
Shop Smart To Make A Return
If you’re shopping to resell, rare, vintage, limited edition and sold-out pieces tend to fetch the highest resale value relative to their retail price. Over the last year, we’ve seen timeless and heritage designs from the likes of Hermès, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Cartier prove popular. On the trendier side, limited-edition and collaboration pieces from brands like Supreme and Nike tend to sell out quickly and therefore have a higher resale value.