Posted: March 16, 2020 3:41pm

I  have been involved in the fashion resale market for 7 years.

Like online dating, people looked down on it for so long.  When if I would mention what I did, you could see a flicker of distaste on peoples faces.  The entire business had a reputation of being a bit grubby and no one would admit to buying second hand!

How things have changed!!

However, now it has all become a bit gimmicky for me.  All these talks, lecturing and pontificating by people, who a year ago were knee deep in ASOS.  But in the end, if clothes get re-used and the people buy better then I am over the moon.

So what have I really learnt over the years?

  • I love to shop.  This will never change and I will not be made to feel bad about it.  However, I have changed my habits considerably because I was intrinsically tired of spending so much time and money and never having anything that I truly loved to wear.  I am not going to feign any eco-warrior inklings, I am doing it because I want to have a wardrobe that I adore

 

  • Keep things simple.  If you don’t enjoy wearing something, donate it or sell it, that is if you cannot have it altered. The key with clothes and accessories is that when you put it on you should be ready to get on with your day or enjoy that party.  Like dodgy relationships, if it is hard at the beginning, just cut your losses and move on!

 

  • Think about when you bought the items that don’t get worn and avoid those situations.  For me, I made most of my mistakes by being impatient and not waiting for the perfect item, and end up settling or compromising.  I now wait for the item that I crave and if it is out of my budget then I wait for the sales or look for it pre-loved

 

  • I go through my wardrobe monthly which means that it doesn’t become overwhelming and I can clear the items when they are in season

 

  • Be radical.  I have held onto a few nostalgic pieces over the years, as well as a few pieces that I think my daughter might like in the future, but otherwise if I don’t enjoy wearing it, I sell it

 

  • Forget about what you paid for it.  It is only worth what someone will pay for it now and once you have decided to sell it, just get rid!

 

  • Find a long term solution to clearing out your wardrobe.  To be honest, there is no need to pay someone to do it.  I see company’s charging hundreds, I do it for free

 

  • You don’t need to dry clean items but they should not be damaged or soiled

 

  • It is always easier to part with items if you have a list of new pieces in mind…

 

  • I have gradually moved towards a zero expenditure.  By this I mean that I sell to cover what I spend through clearing my wardrobe.  Lots of my clients do the same; if they want to splurge, they send me a bag of items and this goes a long way to paying for the new items

So who are my buyers?

I have built up a network of savvy shoppers, all over the world, in a myriad of sizes and with so many different styles.

After years of only being able to take on a limited number of clients I am now expanding (great timing, yes i know…)

If you would like some advice or a chat just email me on contact@relovedagain.com.  If you are looking for a specific item, also email me as I am going to create an online Wish List.

Click here for our t’s & c’s but in simple terms it is 30% commission on items over £1,000 and 40% on items below.  I set the price based on the best that I can achieve.  I really understand this market and what items are worth.

I can pick up (or arrange collection) in the London area and you can also ship to me from anywhere in the world.  I cannot take an entire load of items which sell for £50 but if there is the odd high street piece then that is fine.  Again, just email me at contact@relovedagain.com

These are deeply difficult times but I have decided to keep going for as long as I can.  I don’t want to come across as selfish, uncaring or not aware of what is going on, I do, and me and my family are all worried and a little frightened but this is me trying to keep myself sane and busy.

Keep safe all.


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Whether it is making time for exercise or a chat on the phone 📞 
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Same with my kids great book from @claudiawinkle and she says the best thing you can do for your teenagers is to let them SLEEP 💤
I really have stopped buying mid level brands and either wait for the sales or buy preloved.

 It takes a bit more time but it is worth it ❤️
We have lots of styling  on our instagram stories to help you decide 
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We have so many pairs of Jimmy Choo from these gorgeous sandals ( £70 ) to lots of shoes and boots. 
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This Balenciaga dress is one of my first preloved buys is over 8 years old and I still wear it.

As evening wear is worn so seldom it is much better to buy it preowned.

We have a huge edit from #Gucci to #roksanda all so well priced and ready to ship. 

We have individual videos and measurements on line to help you choose ❤️
Often cheaper than renting and you can go up the brand ladder and afford top brands as evening wear does not hold its value. 
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Pricing ! So important to realise that when you come to resell items it is a BUYERS market.

It is irrelevant what we paid it is only worth what someone is willing to lay out. 

Most of us are selling pieces we bought in the wrong size / don’t suit us or fit or just bored . 
My own personal view is once I have decided to sell it I want it GONE
I try to learn but getting something back is better than having it blocking up 🆙 your wardrobe. Or donate it if you can afford to. Lots of our clients help us support @royaltrinityhospice or the #salvationarmy 

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Bottega Veneta- truly resilient to wear and tear 

So many other brands stretch and wear so badly but in my experience Bottega bags don’t .
This is a real FIND - now £459 as new a real investment given that the new piece’s retail at over £2k 
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Fashion fundamentals! check out our edit ❤️
We are going to start bringing you smaller edits which we are linking to a catalog to make shopping less overwhelming 
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We love how @vintagesplendor styles her #chanelearrings 
We have two of the finest pairs £275 
Videos on line and authenticity guaranteed 
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Our offices are based on the #kingsroad and it means I can keep an eye on all the prices to ensure you get the best Deals! 

I am a die hard #bargainshopper and @relovedagain we price to sell. 

Reality is an item is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, it us irrelevant what we paid. 
Have learned this the hard way myself 
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It’s an Icon the #gannijulliard 
Cost over £300 yours for £139
These jumpers are handmade and take 3 days to knit in Italy 🇮🇹 
Ready to ship 
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With commission rates from 20% 
Why bother with the hassle of selling your items yourself. 
Many of our clients earn thousands a month ❤️
We are actively looking for stock 
We have run out of jumpers / blazers and have a huge WaitList of buyers looking for bags / belts and sunglasses in particular. 
Dm us or text Sarah on 
07464153695
We pick up in London and send prepaid bags or arrange a courier if outside. 
All our terms and conditions are on our stories 
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This Chanel is one of my all time favourites we ever stocked
Thank you @aislinncoffeystyleeditor and @theglossmag for this lovely feature. 
@theglossmag is the only magazine i purchase and I look forward to its arrival every month! 
Definitely an interesting topic ( what NOT to sell ?) going to do a live later this afternoon on this, dm me any questions and include these .
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One of the only influencers I truly ADORE ❤️and actually buy the pieces she recommends that work on me. 

@monikh has a gorgeous contemporary yet feminine sense of style and definitely one to watch ! 
@monikh always looks comfortable and you know she doesn’t just put on an outfit for a photo. 
Not to mention the fact that she brings something new and doesn’t just follow the usual instagram trends.
I have learned from her about the subtle use of colour to add softness and compliment any outfit. 
We have put together a preloved edit from our store @relovedagain 
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Buy now wear later ! 
We have taken on so many Spring pieces as I know lots of you are buying ahead for events you may have coming up.

It is the smart thing to stick up ⬆️ now as trends have not changed we have all those top brands such as Loveshackfancy / WiggyKit  and Loewe 
All ready to ship tomorrow 
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Yep ! Still huge for 2023 ❤️ knee high boots and these are the best pair we have ever had on our shop 
New with the box bought for over £700 yours for £350 size 6 uk 
These are a FOREVER boot
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We have launched 2023 with a combination of great transitional quality pieces such as this cashmere hat new Joseph £50 
All our items are priced to CLEAR ❤️
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Midweek #outfitinspiration 
We have some fabulous bargains 
Blazer J.Crew £49 
Boots Balenciaga £50 
Jeans £40 diesel 
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