Want to shop from the wardrobes of designer fashion lovers all over the world? Check out our tips on striking gold at Vestiaire Collective.
Does the idea of treasure hunting through preloved designer fashion set your pulse racing? Confession: once upon a time when I lived in London, I was addicted to online marketplace Vestiaire Collective, hailed for its covetable mix of preloved – and most importantly, authentic – luxury and designer fashion from across Europe. Who doesn’t love striking sartorial gold? Mint condition Prada espadrilles from Italy, perfect for a wedding in Santorini… a vintage Hermès scarf to give as a present for someone who’s impossible to buy for – I sourced them on Vestiaire Collective. Now that this marketplace has opened its virtual doors to Singapore, the thrill of treasure hunting here is too good not to share. We’re also sharing an exclusive free shipping perk, just for Honeycombers readers. (Shhhh.) Fair warning, fashion lovers, this could be dangerous…
The real deal
Know this: Vestiaire Collective has over seven million members around the world, making this the go-to for fashion insiders and serious lovers of style who want to buy and sell their pieces. The team has offices across Paris, London, New York Milan, Berlin and now Hong Kong, with experts in authentication, so you know you’re buying from a reputable source. Once items are sold via the platform, items are checked for quality and authenticity before they’re delivered to your door – so consider Vestiaire Collective your fashion shopping concierge. Thousands of pieces are submitted by the community each week for sale, which keeps the mix enticingly fresh – and the extensive range is brilliantly curated. Want to dip into the editor’s picks for a Wild West look? Gotta get your hands on some Gucci ready to wear, or specifically on the hunt for a vintage men’s watch? Vestiaire Collective will take you there.
The thrill of the hunt
It’s no secret we’re fans of preloved fashion around here, and we’re big on extending the life of beautiful, good-quality clothes and accessories. And of course we want to trawl through the designer wardrobes of fashion lovers around the world! Here are a few tips and tricks we’ve picked up to help you strike gold when you shop:
- Vestiaire Collective is a global community, with items available around the world – make sure you set your country to Singapore, and your currency to SGD so you’re all set to go!
- Seriously covetable, limited-edition pieces are known to pop up on Vestiaire Collective. So, whether you’re collecting Celine by Pheobe Philo, tracking down a YSL Mombasa bag from several seasons ago, or you’re looking for pieces by APC that are hard to find in Singapore, you can create an alert so you’ll know as soon as one of the pieces you’ve been looking for lands on the site.
- Want your fashion fix, fast? Check out the Asia’s Best curation, for clothing and accessories ready to be shipped within 48 hours from Hong Kong
- Found something you love but feeling the flinch point? You can track price reductions on items on your wishlist, or try your luck and use the ‘make me an offer’ feature to negotiate up to 30% of the price.
We couldn’t resist picking out a dream outfit:
Mulberry leather handbag, $963 reduced from $1,203 (available to ship immediately from Hong Kong)
APC white leather sandals, $327.46 (available to ship from the UK)
Honeycombers readers enjoy free shipping on orders placed until 27 November 2018, using the special code VCXHC at checkout at vestiairecollective.com. (Heads up: this code is only activated when you select Singapore as the country and SGD as currency.)
This post is sponsored by vestiairecollective.com.