The feeling after a wardrobe detox is great; most of my clients describe it as liberating – as if a weight has come of their shoulders.
Your wardrobe is organised, by style and colour and you can actually see what is inside it. You know how to wear and combine your existing items and which items are missing for your capsule wardrobe to be complete.
But what happens with all the clothes you got rid off? Most of my clients are astounded by the huge pile of unwanted clothes (don’t worry it always looks more than it is). I usually make 2 piles with my clients, one with clothes to give to charity and one with things you can sell on in a designer second hand store (usually designer items in good condition, great for those impulse and sale buys you actually never wore). You will be surprised how much money you can make with the items that no longer serve you. As a rule of thumb I always say 3 old pieces sold buy you 1 new one.
As part of my services you may wish to hire me to take your items to a designer second hand store, completely hassle free. After the wardrobe detox is complete I will take with me all items you would like to try and sell and take it from there. We will share any money earned 50 / 50. Or you may want to take the clothes to a designer second hand store yourself. Here are the stores I recommend:
By appointment only, pieces kept on Sale or Return basis.
72 Gloucester Road,
279 Fulham Road,
T 020 7376 7277
Monday – Saturday 11:00 – 19:00
Sunday 12:00 – 17:00
SIGN OF THE TIMES
No appointment necessary, pieces kept on Sale or Return basis.
17 Elystan Street
T 020 7589 4774
Stocks vintage designer fashion. Phone to book an appointment.
8 Golborne Road
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 6.00pm
A member of staff will go through your items and select the ones they wish to keep on a Sale or Return basis; normally they will keep your items for 2 months (at which point you may collect the pieces that haven’t sold or they will be passed on to Charity). The member of staff will suggest a price that you will receive if the item sells – in most cases I go by what they suggest as I want the pieces to sell – however if you think the price is not at all justified you may suggest an amount you think is fair. When an item has sold you will either receive a cheque or a bank transfer with the amount. Note: when taking items to a designer second hand store bare in mind that, like with all boutiques, they are season-bound – hence no winter coats in summer ;)
Lastly, there is one more second hand boutique I would like to share with you.
21 Goodge Street
T 020 7631 4191
Monday to Friday 10.00am to 6.30pm
Saturday 11.00am to 6.00pm
Unlike other second hand boutiques they will make you an offer on the pieces they are interested in buying. If you are happy with that offer they will pay you immediately – in cash. Their cash offer is typically 25-30% of the selling price.