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Labels & sizes to look for

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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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.
     


  2. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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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
     


  3. esquire.

    esquire. Senior member

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    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.
     


  4. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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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.
     


  5. LabelKing

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    Shouldn't Moschino, Cesare Paciotti, and Sergio Rossi be added also?
     


  6. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    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.
     


  7. LabelKing

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    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.
     


  8. VMan

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    Wow, thanks Labelking. That will certainly be helpful.
     


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