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.
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
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