8 Local consignment stores to help you sell your old fashion faves

Secure the bag, ladies!

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Whether you’re looking to get rid of your out-of-season clothing and to make some easy moola, or are looking for more sustainable ways to embrace fashion, consignment stores offer a great way to conquer both. They offer a more eco-conscious approach to shopping and are a fab way to make extra shmoney and score vintage (and rare) pieces that could last you a lifetime.

If you’re unsure about the term, let me break it down for you: consignment stores allow you, the seller, to sell your no-longer-needed pieces to the owner, who then sells it for you. You are, however, still the legal owner until the product is sold. When and if a customer buys the goods, the seller and the owner of the store split the profits. So you can literally *secure the bag* while selling your old bags.

 

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Aside from being great for the environment, consignment brands (including those that sell luxury goods) are also the best ways to score those one-of-a-kind designer pieces that everybody else on Instagram won’t already have.

Shop from and sell to these local consignment stores below:

Luxury goods:

1 Luxity

Luxity is one of the biggest luxury-goods consignment brands in SA. The have an online site, where you can sell and buy goods, as well as stores in De Waterkant in Cape Town, and in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. The aim: to provide authentic luxury goods at way-below-the-original prices. They will also purchase your products from you from the get go, meaning you won’t need to wait until your item is sold (yay!). Their collection includes brands such as Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton.

Find them here:

Johannesburg: Sandton in Melrose Arch (between Guess & FNB)

Cape Town: Cape Quarter in De Waterkant (in the courtyard next to Bootlegger)

Online: luxity.co.za

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2 The Changing Room

The Changing Room offers hassle-free selling on consignment, plus a fantastic range of items for you to shop from. Think less vintage and more modern. They only stock one of each item for sale, so you know you’ll be one of the only one in SA with that specific piece.

Find them here:

Cape Town: Cavendish Street in Claremont

Online: thechangingroom.co.za

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3 Encore Clothing

Encore Clothing is a boutique online-consignment store for new and pre-loved designer, luxury and high-street women’s clothing. You can expect the best quality and nearly-new items at a fraction of the retail cost, from all your favourite local and international brands. Encore Clothing adds a much-needed touch of sophistication and class to the second-hand designer market.

Find them here:

Johannesburg: Hurlingham in Sandton

Online: encoreclothing.co.za

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4 Luvant

Fashion maven Sarah Langa’s brainchild is the luxury-consignment store, Luvant. With more than 50% off designer goods that look as good as new, as well as brand-new stock with outlet prices, you’ll be dipping those fingers in designer Kool-Aid *happy tears*. Luvant stocks brands such as Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Alaia! What can’t the girl do?

Read: Sarah Langa Takes Us on an Exclusive Tour of Her *INSANE* Closet

Find them here:

Online: luvant.co.za

 

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@gucci SOLD Marmont Medium Bag ✨ Condition- Gently Used ✨ Est Retail- R35300 ✨ Luvant Price- R22000 ✨

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Vintage Finds:

5 Vintage Lover

For all our vintage fanatics, you can find unique and affordable thrift pieces at Vintage Lover. This store will tickle your nostalgia in all the right places with fashion finds such as vintage Doc Martins, fab festival gear and cute retro scrunchies.

Find them here:

Cape Town: Vineyard Road in Claremont and Plein Street in Stellenbosch

Online: vintagelover.co.za

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6 Glitterati

Glitterati is a small vintage shop that is so jam-packed with retro finds that you’ll need to have a proper dig through but it will be worth it! It sells both men’s and ladies’ clothing, with the majority dating from the ’50s to ’80s. The clothing is often of a better quality than your chain-store buys. Case in point: original ’70s boiler suits that are made from durable fabrics.

Find them here:

Cape Town: Long Street in Cape Town 

Online: theantiquearcade.co.za

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7 Secondhand Rose

Secondhand Rose is one of the OG vintage stores that opened in Cape Town in 1971. Today they offer a treasure trove of contemporary and vintage clothing, costume jewellery, accessories and other desirable items. They stock smart-casual and formal eveningwear. Expect unique items as well as designer labels at affordable prices!

Find them here:

Cape Town: Warwick Street in Claremont

Online: secondhandrose.co.za

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8 Afraid of Mice

This vintage boutique has a real New-York feel. They stock genuine thrift treasures for all your fashion needs. From high fashion to street fashion, you will definitely leave this store with something. Follow them on the ‘gram for their latest offerings.

Find them here:

Cape Town: Long Street in Cape Town

Online: afraidofmice.com

Off to buy designer goods… Byyyye.

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