The global financial crisis hit hard in central and eastern Europe, but one industry has thrived: second-hand clothing stores.
NEW YORK, United States — For nearly 20 years, eBay has been the dominant player in the market for vintage clothing and accessories. Now, a slew of start-ups are poised to disrupt the business of online fashion resale. The last quarter of 2012 saw a veritable avalanche of activity in the space, including the launch of no fewer than five notable online vintage sites: Byronesque, Bib and Tuck and Nifty Thrifty in October; Vaunte and
NEW YORK, United States — Today, curated online marketplace Byronesque is set to launch with the aim of connecting consumers across the world with a carefully edited selection of designer vintage from a growing network of specialised boutiques, beginning with One of a Kind in London, Quidam de Revel in Paris and The New World Order in New York. Seed investors include Andrew Rosen, the late Marvin Traub and Morty Singer from Marvin
LONDON, United Kingdom — Falling under the spell of a beautiful dress, a gorgeous pair of shoes or a well-crafted handbag is no strange feeling for followers of fashion. Falling in love with a piece that was first worn 30 years ago and has been waiting, it seems, just for you to discover it, is all the more rare. This is the magic of vintage fashion. It’s what makes pre-owned Hermès bags go for double their estimated value at
Florence Reasserts Craftsmanship (JC Report) “Gone are the days that glossy surface advertising alone meant stellar profits, and even designers such as Tom Ford, who helped accelerate the previous generation of luxury sales, are now reverting to more authentic brand propositions.” Mulberry bags huge profits rise (Evening Standard) “The fashion retailer — which beat Burberry, Pringle of Scotland and Victoria