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Designer Consignment Shopping: New vs Pre-Owned

We all love a bargain. Sadly, those of us who are ‘label hungry’ don’t often stumble upon bargain-laden sales when lusting over everything in Gucci or Chanel. With the popularity of certain fashion houses soaring, prices are doing the same and so shopping secondhand is a great alternative to buying new.

When a Mulberry bag has been used or a pair of Louboutin shoes worn, of course the value decreases slightly; however the quality does not. Most designer labels (although not all!) put skilled craftsmanship and long-lasting appeal at the forefront of their brand and so even though an item might be pre-owned, it can still last you a lifetime.

If you regularly pay a visit to your local secondhand store, you’ll find Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Mulberry and lots more of your favourite designers at a fraction of their original prices. With stock being updated daily, there is always something new and exciting to fall in love with. In this post, we’re going to share the joys of designer consignment shopping and compare the new vs pre-owned prices – so you can see exactly how much you’re saving.


Party Feet

If you’re going to dazzle in a beautiful designer dress, your shoes need to be just as awesome. Shop secondhand and you can find Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and much more; the perfect companion to your outfit.
The overall saving from these show-stopping stiletto’s below is over £500! That’s intelligent shopping…


Bags of Glory


They say ‘handbags bring happiness’ (well, Pinterest does) and we certainly agree. Anyone that has splashed out on the bag they’ve been lusting after for months will understand the thrill of getting it home, gently taking it out of the dust bag, strutting about in front of the mirror with it and then posting a picture on Instagram…
Everyone deserves to have the things they love and blowing the budget needn’t be an issue when shopping in a consignment store like Grace & Ted. With a total saving below of £1,545 – this is basically shopping that the money-saving expert himself will applaud you for! (Ok maybe not…)


Buy Now or Cry Later

If you’ve ever regretted not buying that Acne leather jacket when you saw it or saved and saved for a Max Mara coat that was sold out before you could travel to London to get it, you’ll appreciate the disappointment of missing out on the pieces you knew you’d love forever.
The beauty of secondhand shopping is that if you’re patient and/or look hard enough, you can usually find the things you thought had slipped away. Re-sale shopping allows you to build a designer wardrobe, full of key pieces from the world’s best designers; without breaking the bank.


You can shop online with Grace & Ted (we ship worldwide) or find us on the corner of Kingsmead Square in Bath.
Your wardrobe (and your bank balance) will thank you for it…






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