Selfridges London launches preloved clothing concession. One of London’s leading department stores, Selfridges has launched its first permanent floor space that is dedicated to second-hand clothing.
As the trend for preloved fashion starts to escalate, Selfridges have made the bold move to cater for the sale of luxury second-hand clothing.
The new boutique at Selfridges is operated by Vestiaire Collective and housed at Selfridges’ flagship store on Oxford Street in central London.
The sale of preloved clothes expected to increase to 12% this year
In line with other traditional concession stores, items that are for sale include Nicholas Kirkwood shoes and Mulberry bags.
Other items of interest include suits from Gucci and other high end luxury brands. Items will vary subject to availability but bargains can certainly be had for the brand orientated consumers.
With the second-hand luxury shopping sector expected to grow by 12% in the UK this year, Selfridges are tapping into to consumer demand for preloved clothing.
Co-founder and president of Vestiaire Collective, Fanny Moizant said “In the car industry, it is perfectly normal for customers to ask themselves – do I buy new or secondhand? I think in a few years we will have the same mindset around fashion.”
Ralph Lauren now embracing preloved fashion
“Fashion is so polarised. The £1 T-shirt shouldn’t exist. At the same time, luxury pieces are so expensive. Resale makes luxury fashion accessible to the middle classes.
“Our affordable luxury brands such as Maje and Sandro are at fast-fashion prices when they are resold second-hand.”
Selfridges is just one of many traditional luxury brands that has removed the idea as seeing second hand clothing as a threat to their current business.”
American fashion brand, Ralph Lauren, have released “Re/Sourced”. This is a collection of vintage products sourced by sellers on the resale app Depop. Items now available in the brand’s main store, on New Bond Street in central London.
Selfridges London launches preloved clothing concession