Although it’s tempting to buy unseasonal items, do so with caution. Some brands will always sell but in winter you’ll find it hard to shift vests, tees and shorts no made what the label is. If you have the space and the cash flow, keep items until the weather makes them more appealing.
Not many finds today but I did discover a couple of great menswear items: This Missoni cardigan and a butter soft leather Farhi Harrington jacket.
I also found a The White Company long merino cardigan and a lovely vintage Ghost embroidered black blouse.
It’s worth familiarising yourself for the different tags used by brands through the years. Most will be more valuable the more recent the tag is.
There are some exceptions such as Ghost, where the brand used to be much more exclusive, and Issa. The older, original Issa dresses were nearly always silk and are still highly sought after. The newer versions that can be bought in House of Fraser are usually polyester and virtually worthless secondhand.
Secondhand shops have started bringing out their spring rainwear so lots of treats in store. In a single village charity shop I spotted an Aquascutum translucent mac with silk lining, an Aquascutum trench and a fab Uniqlo raincoat.
Plus – gorgeous designer skirts by Raoul and A.P.C., and a floaty silk Reiss dress…….
Look out for luxury knitwear moving on to the sale rails too – don’t forget that small holes or bobbling are easy to rectify on most knitted items so don’t be put off (just don’t sell them on if you’ve mended holes).
Not a bad day at all today! Here’s what I bought……….
Maison Martin Margiela for H&M dress (see picture below!)
Levi’s trucker jacket (brand new!)
Oliver Spencer tweed jacket
So all in all, pretty good. I’m especially pleased about the H&M dress because as collaborations go this is one of the most popular, and one that I haven’t found secondhand before. I’ve decided to sell this one as it’s not quite my look – but it might be yours!?
A word about designer/high street collaborations – I love them but not all are popular with buyers. Check before you shell out too much.
Hi, and welcome to My Preloved Wardrobe – hopefully soon to be your new favourite fashion blog (with a difference).
Quick introduction – I am a full time secondhand fashion buyer and have built up a pretty successful eBay business selling some of the amazing clothes I find – some from private clients of mine, and some from secondhand and charity shops. Over the last ten years interest has grown substantially in the secondhand market – be it for financial or ethical reasons.
These days I get asked so many questions about it that I’ve decided to start this blog. I aim to share with you some of the frankly unbelievable clothes I find and answer your questions on anything from what and where to buy, to how to run a successful eBay store. Mainly I just want to share pictures of clothes!
What did I find in the secondhand shops today!?
La Perla jacket (brand new!)
Joseph sequin dress
COS skirt (brand new!)
Sandro tiger sweater
Sandro bulldog sweater
Sandro ‘S’ sweater
American Vintage jacket
Get in touch via the comments box below – I’ll be back soon with my latest finds. Don’t forget my eBay store is just a click away at the top of the page!