Vestiaire Collective at Vogue Experience Paris

French online luxury resale store Vestiaire Collective hosted three masterclasses at the inaugural Vogue Experience day in Paris last Saturday. Each masterclass tackled a different subject: wardrobe detoxes, 90s and vintage fashion and how to authenticate a Birkin. Wardrobe detox Taking tips from Vestiaire Collective co-founder Fanny Moison, the site’s editor-in-chief Elvira Masson talked attendees through the best way to approach a wardrobe detox. Women wear about 40% of their wardrobe, Masson said, which means that more than half of our clothes are not being worn. So instead of leaving them to languish, why not put them back into circulation … Continue reading Vestiaire Collective at Vogue Experience Paris

Marupe: Secondhand shopping 2.0

‘For everyone who likes fashion, good deals and personalized advice,’ is the ethos behind recently launched Marupe, an app-based consignment store. Part of a new wave of secondhand clothing concepts targeting style savvy millennials, Marupe was founded by Marion Russo-Pelosi (Marupe is an abbreviation of her name). Russo-Pelosi’s CV is impressive–she studied fashion design and then worked for Parisian couture houses, spent time as a stylist for television and then moved to ready-to-wear brand Maje. Each piece for sale on Marupe is styled and shot on a model, such as a Léon & Harper jumper (€60), a Maje denim dress … Continue reading Marupe: Secondhand shopping 2.0

Vintage &cætera pops up in Paris

French online vintage clothing boutique Vintage &cætera is hosting its first physical sale this weekend in Paris. It’s on at Au Tables de Père Lachaise (44 boulevard Ménilmontant, 75020) on Saturday March 3 from 12pm to 8pm. Why should we be buying vintage and secondhand? As Vintage &cætera points out, from production to transport, fashion is the most polluting industry worldwide after the oil industry. Vintage&cætera is something of a new kid on the block – it was founded three months ago, but is quickly gaining popularity among the stylish, slow fashion set. Founder Amandine Grimbert has a humanitarian background, … Continue reading Vintage &cætera pops up in Paris

Vestiaire Collective to open first boutique, launches fashion campaign

France-based luxury retail site Vestiaire Collective is to open its first boutique on October 19, for four months. Located in the heart of Paris, the pop-up will offer Parisians and tourists the opportunity to shop a curated selection of luxury, pre-owned items. They can also have a coffee at the Vestiaire Café, and leave with a bouquet of flowers from renowned florist Racine Paris. Vestiaire Collective is also debuting its first-ever fashion campaign, at the beginning of Paris Fashion Week. The campaign features international model of the moment Lexi Boling, Parisian ‘It’ boy Paul Hameline, and Japanese cover star Manami … Continue reading Vestiaire Collective to open first boutique, launches fashion campaign

Secondhand clothing site Micolet launches in France

FashionNetork reports that Spanish second-hand clothing site Micolet has launched in France. Spanish brands like Lefties, Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bimba y Lola and Berskha are at the fore, but dig a little deeper and you can find an Isabel Marant Etoile top for €19.95 instead of €115, a Rag & Bone dress for €15.91 instead of €420 and a burgundy Sandro blazer (which I’ve been lusting over for ages—my friend has it in green) for €52.27 instead of €225. For now, consumers in France can only purchase items, but are set to also be able to sell them in future … Continue reading Secondhand clothing site Micolet launches in France