Along with the recession came a new approach to the way we buy our fashion. We no longer act coy about how MUCH we spent on a luxury item, now we brag about how little it cost us to look so stylish.
As always, Paris is ahead of the fashion posse with their popular Vestiare Collective online store selling stylish ‘pre-loved’ items at a reduced price. Hot off the mark with this concept is Paddy Coughlan who has opened Rare Clothing on Dawson St. (Right next door to Starbucks)
Those of you who have been to Rare will know that this is no musty dusty vintage store. With it’s shiny wooden floors, cool music and a spacious layout, this shop has a cool boutique vibe and you would be forgiven for having no clue that the designer items on sale have been previously owned. Many items on sale have never been used/worn and still have the tags on. The well trained staff can sniff out any counterfeit goods and would not sell anything in less than mint condition. The bargain hunter in me loves that All stock is 50-80% off the original RRP!
- Credit for the store off any items (credit notes don’t expire!)
- Cash, they pay you up front for your trades.
- Rare Anywhere Credit, if you see an item in say BT (or any other store) you would like, we go buy that item for you and allow you credit off it in store!!
I recently dropped in two unused Guess handbags and a pair of unworn designer shoes still in their box and a couple of Used Tennis Racquets; I came out with a fabulous nearly new Mark Jacobs winter coat! We all have those rejected purchases loitering in the dark corners of our closet. I personally have a clearer head and feel so relaxed after a closet clear out, and then the biggest bonus is popping into RARE and exchanging my once loved treasures for something fab!
Stock changes every couple of days so if you see something on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RareClothingCompany) then act fast!
I popped in today and these are some of the bargains I found:
It’s not all about us girls, they have a great men’s section too!
Like RARE on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RareClothingCompany
Follow RARE on Twitter – @RareClothingCo https://twitter.com/RareClothingCo
Tweet me pics of your bargains! Happy shopping! x