Best places to shop luxury consignment in Vancouver

Why are so many people walking around with designer bags? We know.

Ever wonder how all these twenty-somethings are running around Vancouver with designer handbags? This city seems to be home to young hot It Girls in their luxury finery.

Well, we know her secret. It’s luxury consignment.

Vancouver is democratizing access to high-end designers through online and in-store retailers that offer pre-loved, thrifted, and consigned luxury goods at different price points. Some specialize in pieces that are vintage or rare and some stock items that are in like-new condition but selling for $1000 less than the market price. Because we have so many stores to choose from it’s possible for anyone who wants to own a luxury piece to be able to do so.

This is by no means an exhaustive list but we have rounded up our favourite places to shop in-store and online for consigned luxury.

Mine & Yours

Mine & Yours has two boutique locations downtown and stocks clothes, shoes, and accessories from the top of the luxury pyramid, like Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Prada, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Valentino. The clothing is largely affordable with many pieces under $100 and for the big ticket items like bags, prices range from $125 for a Burberry tote to $22,500.00 for a Berkin.

Address: 25 Howe St and 418 Davie St


Turnabout is one of the biggest sellers of pre-loved luxury in Vancouver with eight locations around B.C. Turnabout Luxe on Granville is exclusively dedicated to high-end designer clothing and accessories but the other locations have a mix of mid-range brands like Aritzia and Lululemon, too.

Address: 3109 Granville St; 3135 Granville St; 3112 West Broadway, 1003 Commercial Dr; 2929 Main St; and 4180 Fraser St

Collective Will

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Search on for new operator of Mulberry stores in Australia

The Australian operations of luxury handbag brand Mulberry are for sale after the fashion giant moved to take back control of its local franchise from a company overseen by the directors of failed retailer Sneakerboy.

Mulberry, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a favourite brand of celebrities including the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has five stores in Australia — three in Melbourne and two in Sydney.

Mulberry’s Alexa bag, named after Alexa Chung,

Mulberry’s Alexa bag, named after Alexa Chung,Credit:

The leather goods maker operates as an independent franchise in Australia, run by the company Luxury Retail No 1.

Luxury Retail No 1. is directed by Melbourne-based Nelson Mair and Theo Poulakis, who also ran luxury footwear and streetwear retailer Sneakerboy. Sneakerboy was placed in voluntary administration last month owing more than $17 million to creditors.

Administrators Hamilton Murphy were called in to Sneakerboy last month due to short-term financing difficulties, the administrators said. The business sold luxury footwear brands including Adidas and Alexander McQueen, and was forced to close stores during lockdowns over the past two years.

In a statement on Friday, receivers McGrathNicol said Mulberry Group had appointed them as receivers to Luxury Retail No 1.

Mulberry stores will continue to operate on a business-as-usual basis, with all staff to remain employed and stores open.

McGrathNicol partners Barry Kogan, Jonathan Henry and Robert Smith have now taken control of the business as receivers.

“The appointment was made due to the Mulberry Group’s concerns over the continued viability of Luxury Retail, and comes after Mulberry Company (Australia) Pty Ltd recently acquired the secured debt owed by Luxury Retail to a third party,” the group said in a statement.

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