The Opportunity Of Resale As A Service. What Are Retailers Waiting For?
Today, vintage and resale are becoming an established and formal element of the fashion industry. A recent report indicated that resale has grown 21x faster than traditional retail over the past three years. By 2023, the market is set to reach $51bn, growing at an annual projected rate of 16%. In 2020 the market beat those projections, with...
Feb 22, 2021
Asos Marketplace reports lockdown growth
Asos Marketplace, the platform where customers can shop the best new and vintage fashion from independent boutiques around the world, has reported “strong sales” as well as brand and traffic growth in April and May as consumers turn to online vintage fashion. In April, Asos Marketplace added 80 new independent boutiques after lockdown measures...
May 28, 2020
Vintage retailer What Goes Around Comes Around teams with Ebay
Luxury vintage retailer What Goes Around Comes Around is partnering with Ebay on the sale of over 1,300 items. While the retailer has previously partnered with Christie's, its Ebay partnership will be its largest platform to date. What Goes Around Comes Around operates six brick-and-mortar locations as well as an e-commerce site, where it sells...
Jun 11, 2019
Video: This Rags-To-Riches Business Has Beat The Retail Apocalypse (HBO)
Traffic on the corner of Melrose and Fuller regularly comes to a halt here on any given Saturday, as shoppers from near and far dart through traffic in designer sneakers. They’re trying to get from one Round Two store to the next. Source: Youtube, VICE news
May 20, 2019
Farfetch launches resale platform for designer bags
Luxury online retailer Farfetch has launched a new pilot platform that allows customers to exchange their pre-loved designer bags for store credits. The new “Second Life” platform, which has gone live on the company's website, comes as part of its growing focus on sustainability, as consumers become increasingly aware of the harm fast-fashion...
May 13, 2019
How the Artists & Fleas Market is bringing attention back to local artisans
In an industry where many brands, despite efforts to move towards slow fashion, are catering to the mass market, the Artists & Fleas Market is bringing the attention back to local artisans. As a marketplace highlighting local fashion designers, vintage curators, artists and more in both New York and Los Angeles, Artists & Fleas is generating a...
May 1, 2019
Betsey Johnson to sell select pieces from vintage archive
Betsey Johnson is joining the online vintage market with a capsule collection of limited-edition archive pieces. The designer, known for whimsical designs that verge on the edge of punk, will release an exclusive collection of original vintage styles on her website. The collection will be available April 15. With a price range of 58 dollars to...
Apr 14, 2019
Video: London's Best Vintage Stores: Shopping For Hidden Streetwear Gems
Source: Highsnobiety channel, YouTube.
Nov 6, 2018
Happy Isles vintage bridal boutique launches online store
The Happy Isles boutique in Los Angeles is one of the most popular vintage bridal boutiques and now its unique offerings will be available online. Opened just over a year, Happy Isles is located on the iconic Sunset Boulevard. The appointment-only shop, run by founder Lily Kaizer aims to recreate the experience of shopping for gowns in past...
May 26, 2018
From bondage to flowers, a fashion bonanza at Coachella
Coachella became one of the world's premier music festivals not only for the A-list performers. The two-weekend party in the California desert has become a major event in its own right for the fashion. While designers have heavily marketed their brands to Coachella, the fans who draw the most notice often do so by embracing their own sartorial...
Apr 16, 2018
Vintage@Intermezzo: Vintage Trends in Pictures
Kicking off the international season of trade shows, vintage vendors congregated in Manhattan’s Javits centre for the three-day Vintage@Intemezzo event. Among labels in prominence were Krizia, Gaultier, Pucci, Escada, Christian Dior, and Moschino (when the label’s name also included the ironicCouture!). The 60s and 70s still dominated as the...
Jan 9, 2018