Pre-Loved Fashion: 8 Consignment Sites To Shop For Luxury Brands In Hong Kong
The fashion world can get a bad rep when it comes to the environment and sustainability. And though there are issues with the worlds of both fast and high-end fashion, a simple way to be a little more eco is to shop second hand. And no, we’re not talking about the pieces found at the back of a vintage store, but high-quality and "pre-loved" designer items.
Here we list the best consignment sites to shop in Hong Kong, which stock an array of luxury brands, enabling us all to shop big names, with a little less guilt.
ChadiLuxury launched in Hong Kong in the summer of 2019 and features a broad range of covetable, pre-owned apparel, shoes, bags, and accessories.
The global e-commerce platform is dedicated to providing well-maintained, pre-owned luxury goods – think: rare Rolexes, Birkins in near-pristine condition, and more Louboutins than you can count – which are all Swiss-authenticated and competitively priced.
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Whether you’re looking to buy or sell luxury goods, Vestiaire Collective is the site to know. Launched in 2009, the online platform is the perfect place for those who want to offload or acquire pre-loved designer goods.
With a community of seven million fashion lovers worldwide, and 30,000 new items submitted by sellers every week, there’s likely to be someone out there vying for the items you’re looking to part with, and even more to browse through for yourself.
From earrings, wallets and rare vintage finds, to statement jewellery, designer bags and more, the platform’s vast selection of highly curated fashion items make it dangerously easy to start browsing with no end in sight.
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This designer consignment store was founded by Sarah Fung, who buys and sells pre-loved (but still mint condition) designer items out of her beautiful Wong Chuk Hang showroom.
Whether you choose to shop in store or online, you'll find everything from Chanel handbags to Balmain blazers and much more. All of HULA's products are sourced from fashion industry insiders and their contacts, so you can rest assured everything is 100% authentic, with 5% of the brand's net profits donated to its partnered charities.
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The Luxury Closet
Launched by Yen Kuok in 2016 as Guiltless, in 2019 the Asia-based consignment site joined forces with the Middle East's luxury e-commerce giant, The Luxury Closet.
The Luxury Closet is a leading online boutique for buying and selling new and pre-loved luxury items including handbags, clothes, watches and jewellery, featuring top luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Van Cleef and Arpels, Cartier, Rolex, and more. The site features 16,000 unique items and accepts and delivers items globally.
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The Real Real
As one of the biggest luxury consignment platforms in the US, The Real Real also offers shipping to Hong Kong.
Believing that "the future of fashion is circular", the site was founded in 2011, and today offers millions of shoppers and consignors a marketplace for women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion, along with fine jewellery, watches, fine art and home decor.
Brands include Burberry, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior and Prada – with the site's 100+ in-house experts inspecting thousands of items every day, ensuring everything sold is 100% authentic.
Offering a different approach to pre-loved luxury goods, Style Carousel allows fashion lovers to rent or rent out items.
With sustainability at the forefront, Style Carousel aims to eliminate unnecessary buying by allowing individuals to rent their favourite brands for a fraction of what they’d pay to purchase the item and wear once or twice. Whether you're renting out your own items, or renting designer labels, the site offers complimentary shipping, pick up and cleaning services.
Helping to make buying luxury brands more sustainable and more affordable, Luxford's online platform allows its members to both consign pre-loved goods, and shop a range of fashion brands.
The consignment site features brands such as Jimmy Choo, Prada, Balenciaga and many more. Selling your own pre-loved pieces is also made easy, fast and safe, with Luxford authenticating, photographing, pricing and selling your items for you.
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Headquartered in Singapore, Carousell is an online marketplace for buying and selling new and secondhand goods, operating in Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Philippines.
Featuring a wide range of products from women’s and men’s fashion, to homeware, kitchen appliances, books, pet supplies and more, Carousell also features a range of luxury brands, including Louise Vuitton, Hermes, Rolex, Bottega Veneta and more.
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