Vestiaire Collective opens shop-in-shop in Selfridges

Pre-owned luxury fashion marketplace Vestiaire Collective has opened a concession in UK department store Selfridges to mark its 10th birthday.

The space at Selfridges on Oxford Street in London is Vestiaire Collective’s first permanent physical point of sale. It features a curated edit of clothes and accessories from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Thierry Mugler and Gucci. Some 200 pieces are available, including 10 rare items–think Paco Rabanne’s “Gold Rhodoïd” dress from 1966 that’s made up of more than a hundred mini gold discs, and Versace’s Pop Art Leggings from 1991.

The Selfridges space also has a resale point where customers can deposit items via Vestiaire Collective’s concierge service or app. To be accepted for resale, items must be in very good condition, dry cleaned and have a resale value of more than €200.

“We really wanted to empower consumers to become more sustainable and give a second or third life to their own items,” commented Vestiaire Collective co-founder and president Fanny Moizant. ” It’s about buying better, investing in quality, reselling and making sure we don’t create more waste.”