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After seeing a great many unfamiliar names come up here as very high-end stuff, I thought I should ask the experts to help me out a bit. I have my standard thrift store circuit and I usually pick through the suits in certain stores, but almost always only for stuff to fit me. However, some stuff I find is very high-end and in great shape, but I don't know resale values for all of the various brands. Can some of you who have experience in this tell me what to look for? This would help for ebay selling and also letting others know if I find a steal they may be interested in. The obvious ones I know, Armani, Zegna, etc., but for example I didn't know that Brooks Bros Golden Fleece was expensive until I read it here, and I ran across a nice one the other day for about $30. However I don't know if buying it and putting it on ebay would be worth it because I doubt they get searched for much. Also tips on what sizes sell best and worst would be very helpful. The BBGF I mentioned above was a 42L in with some other 42Ls which I seem to recall are hard to sell. Probably longs and shorts would be less desirable, I imagine, but some of you probably know from experience. Thanks in advance. Edit: also, what about house brands? I have a suit that is Hickey-Freeman for some dept. store and one that is Hart, Schaffner, & Marx for another store. Are these worth less for resale? Does it matter? Etc. Thanks.
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J, Hickey Freeman and H,S, & M seem to do so-so on ebay. They can be pricey in stores, but never sell the same on ebay to competitors in the same price/quality level like Hugo Boss. Here is a list I put together for a friend and for an ebay message board. I probably should add a few more brands (i left out some more expensive/obscure brands either because they don't sell well on ebay, or they would NEVER be found at most thrift stores), feel free to post replies with more labels: Allen Edmonds (shoes) Alden (shoes) Allen B Attolini Bally (mainly shoes) Burberry Bruno Magli (shoes, leather) Brioni Borrelli Canali Cole Haan (shoes) Comme Des Garcons Costume National Dunhill Dolce & Gabbana, D&G Diesel Earl Emporio Armani Energie Ermenegildo Zegna Etro Faconnable Fendi Ferragamo (shoes, leather) Giorgio Armani Gianfranco Ferre Gucci Helmut Lang Hermes Hugo Boss Isaia Jil Sander Lacoste Lorenzini Luciano Barbera Marc Jacobs Mavi Michael Kors Missoni Oxxford Paul Smith Paul Stuart Pal Zileri Prada/Miu Miu Paper Denim & Cloth Ralph Lauren Purple Label Roberto Cavalli Romeo Gigli Seven/Seven for all mankind Thomas Pink Turnbull & Asser TSE Valentino Via Spiga (shoes) Versace Versus Zanella Incotex Belvest Robert Talbott Dior Homme Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche DSquared2 Theory Gravatti (shoes) Church's (shoes) Edward Green (shoes) John Lobb (shoes) Corneliani Ted Baker Gran Sasso Yojhi Yamamoto Issey Miyake G Star (denim, shirts) Jean Paul Gaultier/JPG
post #3 of 8
I wonder if its just my location, but I never find any real high quality items at the nearby thrift stores. Is the stuff related to the area, i.e. a more expensive area will have more better stuff in their thrift store versus a poorer area. Would a Beverly Hills thrift shop have better stuff than what I've searched for.
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VersaceMan, thanks for the list. That will definitely help. esquire, the stores depend on donations so the ones in the affluent areas will get better stuff. Some of the chain thrift stores have central distribution so some good stuff goes to all of them, while some stores rely on donations directly to the store. I have a couple of favorites that are like that. I imagine if there are thrift stores in Beverly Hills that they get very good stuff.
post #5 of 8
Shouldn't Moschino, Cesare Paciotti, and Sergio Rossi be added also?
post #6 of 8
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Shouldn't Moschino, Cesare Paciotti, and Sergio Rossi be added also?
Yes, those would all be good additions, though may be a little uncommon at thrift stores (yet a terrific find should one come across them). Like I said I probably missed a bunch of designers on my list, so feel free to add. If this thread becomes popular enough, could it be stickied? I think it would be a nice resource for anyone interested in reselling clothing online. PS: If anyone could provide a list of top women's designers, I'd be forever grateful.
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PS:  If anyone could provide a list of top women's designers, I'd be forever grateful
For women's here are some in no particular order: Alberta Ferretti Kiton Donna Donna Karan Chanel Gucci Fendi Stella McCartney Prada Miu Miu Christian Dior John Galliano Haider Ackermann Burberry Prorsum Salvatore Ferragamo Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vivienne Westwood Valentino Stephen Jones(milliner) Moschino Versace Versus Viktor & Rolf Dolce Gabbana Comme des Garcons Helmut Lang Alexander McQueen Byblos Chloe Lagerfeld Gallery Jeremy Scott Claude Montana Thierry Mugler Stephen Sprouse Olivier Theyskens Issey Miyake Yohji Yamamoto Matsuda Kenzo Romeo Gigli Manolo Blahnik Jimmy Choo Cesare Paciotti Sergio Rossi Jean Paul Gaultier Shanghai Tang Louis Vuitton Anna Sui Akris Calvin Klein In Imitation of Christ Ghost Gianfranco Ferre Giorgio Armani Luella Bartley Sonia Rykiel Oscar de La Renta Carolina Herrera Pierre Cardin Courreges Paco Rabanne Markus Lupfur Richard Tyler St. John Escada Longchamp Voyage Passion Bottega Veneta Vivienne Tam Badgley Mischka Balenciaga Dries Van Noten Givenchy Julian McDonald Lanvin Azzedine Alaia Miguel Adrover MichaeL Kors Marc Jacobs Roberto Cavalli Katharine Hamnett Biba Mary Quant Loewe Cerruti Costume National Cynthia Rowley Strenesse Jil Sander Emilio Pucci Veronique Branquinho Ann Deleumeester Dirk Bikkembergs Dirk Schonberger Rick Owens Tod's Lambertson Truex Tayrn Rose Bruno Magli Bally Betsey Johnson Daryl K Emanuel Ungaro Clements Ribiero Zac Posen Christian Lacroix Laurence Steel Missoni Etro Paul Smith Trussardi Matsushima Eskander Jean Charles de Castelbajac Dinh Van Christian Louboutin Benoit Meleard Andrew Gn Leonard Martine Sitbon Narcisco Rodriguez Pierre Hardy Hardy Amies Patrick Cox Paule Ka Thomas Maier Paul & Joe Marni Cacharel Hanae Mori Agnes B Alessandro dell'Acqua Alice Roi Alviero Martini MCM Laura Biagiotti Bob Mackie Geoffery Beene Capucci Ralph Rucci Istante Ruffo Schedoni World's End by Vivienne Westwood Nicole Fahri Philip Treacy(milliner) Preen Pringle Proenza Schouler Ralph Lauren Purple Label Zandra Rhodes Victor Victoria Herve Leger Hermes Martin Margiela Pamela Denis Loro Piana Judith Leiber Schiaperelli Worth Samsonite Black Label Rifat Ozbek DSquared Walter van Beirendonck Goyard Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood Car Shoe Ventrillon(Furs) Paul & Shark Zegna These are a few that I could think of. There are certain ones that would be extremely hard to find such as Olivier Theyskens, etc. I've also included leather makers, and milliners.
post #8 of 8
Wow, thanks Labelking. That will certainly be helpful.
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