Fancy snapping up a Chanel 2.55 or a Hermès Birkin bag on the cheap?
We’ve all been there – struck by the sight of someone with an outfit so amazing that you sigh, “If only had her clothes, my life would be perfect.” Enter BuyMyWardrobe.
The designer recycling event originally began as a bit of an industry secret: a hush-hush sale where fashion insiders hawked off pre-loved designer wear. Over the past five years, it’s held 19 events, launched its own high-end alternative to eBay and made thousands of women very, very happy with a bargain (or two, or three).
Don’t expect your average charity shop jumper: sellers are either referred through existing members or vetted through a strict approval process. The BuyMyWardrobe crowd includes fashion editors, stylists; Mimma Viglezio, former Gucci Group Exec, sells through BMW and was so impressed with the enterprise that she came onboard as director.
On 27th April, BuyMyWardrobe hosts another soiree at The Roof Gardens in London, offering the chance to raid the wardrobes of 30 very stylish women from the industry, including bloggers Poppy Dinsey of WIWT and Ella Catliff of La Petite Anglaise.
We spoke to the BMW girls and they’ve told us that the goodies include a Chanel 2.55, Christian Louboutin Daffodile Pumps, a Hermès Birkin bag, so keep your eyes peeled. In keeping with the luxe offerings, you can even upgrade your ticket to VIP, which offers a glass of champagne and a chance to preview the sale an hour before proceedings kick off. Who needs eBay?