Are you looking for a pair of Loubs that will slay at your holiday party? Or perhaps you need a little extra cash to make someone's holiday dreams come true. Either way, haute online consignment is hot.
These high-end shops do all the heavy lifting for you – free shipping or pickup, authentication and listings and photography that make your for-sale items look so good you may even want to buy them back.
Savvy buyers can call new finds vintage, pre-owned, antique or new; it doesn't matter as no-one will else will know. (The condition is that good.) And savvy sellers can make a pretty nice second income.
Here are a few of our favorite haute consignment shops:
The Designers: Too many to name... from Gucci, J Crew and Vince to Splendid and Coach.
The Price Break for Buyers: An 18-karat gold 4-diamond Cartier Love Bracelet with screwdriver in box sells for $7,999. Estimated Retail: $10,100.
The Deal for Sellers: You receive 62% of the selling price for items that sell for $999 and below, 75% for items that sell for $1,000 and 80% for items that sell $5,000 and above. Checks come monthly.
The Designers: Chanel, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton; jewelry and watches from Cartier, Rolex, and Van Cleef & Arpels; and blue-chip art from Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein (in case you have any laying around...).
The Price Break for Buyers: An iconic Brown Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere for $884. Estimated retail: $1,760.
The Deal for Sellers: Consignors earn 60-70% of the sale price. RealReal issues payments on the 15th of every month.
The Designers: Burberry, Citizens of Humanity, Gucci, J Brand, Hudson, Lululemon, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors.
The Price Break for Buyers: A pair of Lululemon yoga pants: $60. Estimated Retail: $98.
The Deal for Sellers: Consignors get 65%. Payments for items sold are mailed by the 10th of each month following sale of an item.
The Designers: Nothing but handbags, jewelry and accessories. Think Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Prada, Gucci, Fendi and many others.
The Price Break for Buyers: Louis Vuitton Black Multicolor Shirley Clutch: $595. Estimated Retail: $840.
The Deal for Sellers: Jill's Consignment pays cash upfront. You'll receive an email confirming receipt of your items and they'll make you an offer. If you say yes, your check is mailed the next day. If you don't, they'll ship the items back but you'll just have to pay the return postage.
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