From vintage watches to luxury fashion, quirky one-offs to designer bags, Asia’s latest crop of resale websites have you covered. Here’s our list of the best to browse now.
Skip the roses, teddy bears and chocolates this February and take it up a notch by surprising your loved one with a preloved present this Valentine’s Day. Not only a much more sustainable shopping choice, joining the circular fashion and luxury game also gives you the opportunity to shop high-end, desirable pieces for a fraction of their original price tag. From a classic Burberry trench coat to a first edition novel all the way to a vintage Omega, here’s our ultimate guide to scoring the best pre-loved goods around Asia for you and your loved ones.
Shop for a good cause at fashion hub The HULA where 5% of the profits go to charity. Aiming to build a sustainable fashion community where members can discover the best designer pieces and consign the items they no longer need in return, this Hong Kong-based company offers the best designer brands in their carefully curated (and verified!) selection of womenswear, from Balenciaga to Chanel and Saint Laurent amongst many others.
Best For: Designer bargains
Delivery: Free shipping within Hong Kong. International shipping fees are displayed when you place your order.
The Vintage Concept
If you’re wanting to go big on both luxury and meaning in one grand gesture, The Vintage Concept is the place to head. Specialising in luxury, vintage watches (think Rolex, Omega, Patek Phillipe, etc.), these specialists are a go-to, trusted resource for elegant timepieces that say something truly special. Choose a watch made in your loved one’s birth year, or seek out that special, one-of-a-kind piece of history for yourself at this vintage mecca for a purchase you’ll never forget. Still keen for more? The store also offers high-end leather goods and vintage jewellery from our favourite labels, including 1900s Chanel, Dior and Celine. To pay it forward, they also take your old watches to sell, should you feel inclined.
Best For: Timeless timepieces
Delivery: Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand
Largely considered to be one of the best second-hand fashion sites around, Vestiaire Collective’s online resale marketplace is a must-visit on most fashionistas’ radars these days. Complete with a hub in Hong Kong, this global site has a huge range of products and good customer service, with quick shipping on certain items and the promise that every piece is authenticated by their team of experts before being shipped to your doorstep.
Best For: A wide range of fashion, from mid-range to high end
Delivery: International shipping. For orders from a seller living in your country, items will be delivered after a minimum of 7 days. For orders from a seller living abroad, items will be delivered after a minimum of 10 days.
A Japanese pre-loved luxury company dedicated to pre-owned designer bags, Brandoff stocks classics from Hermes to Prada and everything in between. Trusted by those in the know, their extensive inventory reads like a who’s who of big-name labels, with a selection of jewellery and clothing, too. Either head to one of their boutiques in Hong Kong or shop online for delivery to both Hong Kong and Japan.
Best For: Designer bags
Delivery: Hong Kong, Japan. Items take approximately 3-10 business days to be delivered.
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A reliable online platform, Style Tribute is all about bringing fashion back with classic pieces. With the aim of building a community of fashion enthusiasts, Singapore-based Style Tribute connects conscious buyers and sellers through its mobile app. Their range of 100% authenticated luxury pieces are offered at up to 90% off the retail price, and here, you’ll spot fashion’s biggest names from Gucci to Off-White amongst many others. Sell what you own and trade it out to buy what you want!
Best For: Buying and selling in one easy switch
Delivery: Free local delivery (Singapore) for orders SGD 600 and over. International shipping occurs within 30 days from the date of your order.
Tired of your beat-up old sneakers? This Singapore-based trading platform specialises in luxury sneakers and streetwear and is the perfect place to get your hands on those coveted retro Air Jordans, Nike Air Mags or Adidas Yeezy Boosts. Stocking a wide selection of sneakers taking in everyone from Supreme to Bape or ASSC, Novelship operates on an auction system – you can either ‘buy now’ at the seller’s determined price, or ‘make an offer.’ They even have a handy buyer’s guide to help you through the process.
Best For: Rare, must-have sneakers
Delivery: International shipping to 20+ countries. Shipping fees are displayed when you make an offer.
With the aim of helping everyone enjoy fashion, Japan-based second-hand store Ragtag provides quality items at 50-80% off the original price. Priding itself on a variety of designer brands to choose from, including Japanese buzz brands Supreme and COMME des GARCONS, this online store provides users with a virtual ‘sizing guide’ where they can thoroughly check their fit.
Best For: Japanese fashion favourites
Delivery: Free shipping throughout Japan. Online in-stock items take 2 days. Items in store take 3-5 business days.
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