These Are the Designer Items That Are Best to Buy Second-Hand

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Whether you're an avid observer of street style or simply like to scroll through Instagram for all your outfit inspiration, there's no doubting the fact that each year, a number of trends emerge when it comes to designer items.

From Gucci's Marmont crossbody bag to Bottega Veneta's enviably cool pouch clutch or Jacquemus's Le Chiquito, certain items develop a cult-like status amongst fashion enthusiasts and industry insiders alike. Though, cult status aside, you might be asking yourself which brands actually hold their value? Or which brands are the most in-demand when it comes to resale?

Well, thanks to Vestiaire Collective, we just might have the answers, as the designer resale site has compiled some statistics to let us know which brands are the most popular and which ones are on the rise.

According to Vestiaire Collective, Gucci continues to be the golden child of the resale market, as the brand came out on top as the best-selling on Vestiaire for 2019. What's more is the brand actually grew an impressive 39% year on year in terms of sales volume. Open for Vintage, another vintage luxury resale site, also saw an increase in demand for Gucci. As the brand explained, at the beginning of the year, Gucci accounted for 1.4% of overall sales on the site. However, it ended the year making up around 13% of total sales.

Aside from Alessandro Michele's obvious success with Gucci, according to Vestiaire, Dior also saw a 40% year-on-year growth in sales volume, while Prada's sales also increased by 39% year on year.

In terms of emerging brands, Ralph Lauren had the highest growth rate with a staggering 234% sales increase year on year on Vestiaire, while influencer-favourite Ganni followed closely behind with a 189% year-on-year sales increase.

So whether you're choosing to purchase from the resale market or plan to buy your items new with the thought of reselling in the future, according to Vestiaire, the four brands below are definitely a good investment.


Shop pre-loved:

Gucci Black Leather Medium Sylvie Tote (£1520)

Gucci Black Leather Large New Bamboo Tassel Top Handle Bag (£1485)

Gucci Black Leather Large Gg Marmont Shoulder Bag (£1735)

Gucci Beige/Brown Gg Canvas and Leather Small Abbey Tote (£770)

Gucci Black Gg Interlocking Gold Buckle Leather Size 80 32 Belt (£375)


Shop pre-loved:

Ganni Wool Sweater (£181)

Ganni Mid-Length Dress (£242)

Ganni Floral Trousers (£64)

Ganni Animal-Print Wrap Skirt (£180)

Ganni Blazer (£129)

Ralph Lauren

Shop pre-loved:

Ralph Lauren Green Leather Medium Ricky Tote (£615)

Ralph Lauren Black Jacket (£129)

Ralph Lauren Buckskin Leather Gloves (£170)

Ralph Lauren Gold Statement Necklace (£135)

Ralph Lauren Blue Quilted Leather Zip Satchel (£630)


Shop pre-loved:

Dior Black Cannage Patent Leather Large Lady Dior Tote (£2340)

Dior Multicolor Oblique Canvas and Leather Trim Rasta Line Trotter Saddle Bag (£4110)

Dior Oui Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Bracelet (£650)

Dior Blue Oblique Monogram Canvas Vintage Clutch With Wallet (£705)

Dior Red Cannage Coated Canvas and Leather Medium Panarea Tote (£645)

This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up, the biggest autumn 2021 fashion trends to know.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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