I recently came across a 100% Vicuna Jacket by Valentino. I am looking at prices for Vicuna jackets online and realize this jacket is very valuable. Does anyone know how I can find a value for this?
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It's alpaca which is basiclly a domesticated vicuna. Most stuff labelled vicuna is really alpaca which sells for a fraction of the price. Alpaca is very nice but since vicunas are wild it's a lot more work catching them and shearing them. I doubt very much if vicuna is much superior to the top alpaca to justify the higher price.
The value of something is what someone is willing to pay for it which may be nothing so it's just worth something to you to wear yourself.
Value also depends on quality but especially condition. A Chippendale chest in mint condition may be worth $50K, assuming someone wants to buy it, while if it's in rotten, broken and damaged cond. it may be good for firewood.