These Are the Designer Buys That Are Best to Buy Secondhand

Whether you're an avid observer of street style or simply like to scroll through Instagram for all your outfit inspiration, there's no doubting the fact that each year a number of trends emerge when it comes to designer items. 

From Gucci's Marmont crossbody bag to Bottega Veneta's enviably cool pouch clutch, certain items develop a cult-like status amongst fashion enthusiasts and industry insiders, alike. Though, cult status aside, you might be asking yourself which brands actually hold their value? Or which brands are the most in-demand when it comes to resale? 

Well, thanks to Vestiaire Collective, we might just have the answers, as the designer resale site has compiled some statics in order to let us know which brands were the most popular in 2019 and which are on the rise for 2020.

Best Designer Resale Items: Vestiaire Collective


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According to Vestiaire Collective, Gucci continues to be the golden child of the resale market as the brand came out on top as the number one selling brand on Vestiaire for 2019. What's more is the brand actually grew an impressive 39% year on year, in terms of sales volume. Open for Vintage, another vintage luxury resale site, also saw an increase in demand for Gucci in 2019. As the brand explained, at the beginning of the year Gucci accounted for 1.4% of overall sales on the site, however, it ended the year making up around 13% of total sales.

Aside from Alessandro Michele's obvious success, according to Vestiaire, Dior also saw a 40% year on year growth in sales volume while Prada's sales also increased by 39% year on year.

In terms of emerging brands, Ralph Lauren had the highest growth rate with a staggering 234% sales increase year on year on Vestiaire, while influencer-favourite Ganni followed closely behind with a 189% year-on-year sales increase.

So whether you're choosing to purchase from the resale market or plan to buy your items new with the thought of reselling in the future, according to Vestiaire, the five brands below are definitely a good investment.



Ralph Lauren


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