Learn a lesson about resale designer finds from Shop-Hers.com‘s co-founder Jaclyn Shanfeld, who’s become a certified pro on the subject. The lesson here? She’s got the secret for the glitz, sans the insane price tags.
How did Shop Hers come to be?
The launch came from my personal need to refresh my own wardrobe in a capacity that was fun and stylish. What I hated about consignment and other merchants was that the price at which you had to sell was always declared for you. If I had known they were going to sell my Missoni dress for $50, I would have kept it and given it to my sister or used it as a tablecloth. On Shop Hers, you can make the pricing decision yourself.
What’s the most luxurious price tag that someone has selected on Shop Hers?
An orange ostrich Birkin bag that sold for $27,000!
How haute are Hermès items at the moment?
The items that nobody can get enough of are Birkins and Kellys. We’ve even had a couple of women literally turn their closets of Hervé Leger dresses into Birkin bags.
Any other luxury shockers out there?
We’ve been seeing a lot of luxurious timepieces and jewelry being sold and purchased recently including Van Cleef & Arpels, especially the Alhambra collection, as well as Cartier and Rolex.
Exactly how chic are your customers?
The site is totally anonymous, but we see a lot of people we imagine must work in fashion because they have the hottest pieces. These insiders are selling to women who don’t even know that their latest purchase is going to be on the cover of a magazine soon! Like the Rag & Bone sweater that Olivia Wilde wore on the May cover of Lucky, a few of which appeared on our site right before the issue came out.