Skint? No room in the cupboard for your new sales buys? Take a lesson in making money and space with our guide to swapping, selling and exchanging your fashion faux pas.
The exchange shop
Feeling guilty about those Chloé shoes you only wore once? If you have unwanted designer (or even high-end high street) pieces lurking in your wardrobe, get them washed, ironed or dry-cleaned and take them to one of London’s dress agencies.
Founder of vintage designer emporium High Fashion Society, Yoanna Hanchard, offers valuable advice.
1. ‘Choose a reputable shop with an online presence like High Fashion Society. It’s the easiest route to reaching a lot of people.’
2. ‘When selling designer items, make sure you have an authenticity card and original dust bags. These will help determine the price and heritage of the item.’
3. ‘Build a reputation. Buyers are reluctant to part with money unless purchasing from a trusted seller.’