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7 designer items you can sell online and in the UK this summer

second hand Dior SS22 white bowling bag and floral current season Jacquemus blazer

Where to sell designer goods in the UK and 7 high-demand items you can sell this summer

Summer is here, and it's the perfect time to declutter your wardrobe and make some extra cash by selling your pre-loved designer items. Whether you're looking to refresh your style or simply need to make room for new additions, selling secondhand designer clothes, bags, shoes and accessories is a lucrative and sustainable way to revamp your closet. 

7 of the hottest secondhand designer items to sell this summer:

1. Designer Sunglasses

No summer ensemble is complete without a stylish pair of designer sunglasses. Designer sunglasses from the likes of Gucci, Prada, Dior and Chanel are highly sought after by fashion enthusiasts. Look for classic styles such as aviators and wayfarers, or vintage y2k-esque statement sunglasses.

2. Lightweight Dresses and Jumpsuits

Summer is all about breezy and comfortable outfits. Lightweight designer jumpsuitsmatching sets and co-ords in vibrant colours or playful prints are in high demand. Designer labels like Zimmermann, Ganni, Missoni, Pucci and Dolce & Gabbana are known for their stunning summer collections. Opt for breathable fabrics like cotton, linen, or silk for maximum comfort.

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3. Sandals and Espadrilles

Footwear plays a crucial role in completing a summer look. Designer sandals and espadrilles are both stylish and practical for warm weather. Brands like Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Bottega Veneta and Hermès offer a wide range of sandals with intricate designs and high-quality materials. Louis Vuitton shoes are also highly coveted.

4. Swimwear

As people hit the beaches and pools, swimwear becomes a summer essential. Selling secondhand designer swimwear and beach cover ups can be particularly profitable. Brands like Zimmermann, Love Shack FancyMelissa Odabash, Missoni and Mara Hoffman - known for their eye-catching swimsuit designs - are always a fan favourite.

5. Designer bags

Vintage & Current-season designer bags:

Whatever the season, vintage and current season designer bags from brands such as Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada and more are always coveted and remain amongst our best-selling investment pieces at Sign of the Times. Better yet, high-value designer bags are champions when it comes to retaining their value. As the value of Chanel and Hermes bags continue to sky-rocket year over year, now is a great time to sell your secondhand designer bags for a healthy return on investment (you can't go wrong with a Chanel classic flap bag)!

Find out more about the best designer bags to invest in or sell in 2023 here

Summer bags:

Statement summer bags in vibrant colours, unique shapes, or bold prints are highly sought after during the summer season. A few favourites include the Loewe raffia straw tote bag or any vibrant numbers from designer labels such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Fendi or neutral bags from contemporary brands such as The Row or Celine are also coveted. Classic styles like crossbody bags, totes and shoulder bags are always popular, while smaller, trendy options like belt bags or bucket bags are preferable during the summer season.

6. Maxi Dresses and Skirts

Perfect for beach days, garden parties, or evening events, maxi dresses and skirts are summer staples. Look for designer pieces with flowy silhouettes, lightweight fabrics, and playful prints. Floral dresses are always a classic. Brands like Alice + Olivia, Self Portrait, IRO, Aya Muse, Etro, Isabel Marant, Isabel Marant Etoile, Rixo, Stine Goya, Cult Gaia, Ulla Johnson, Chanel, Dior and Zimmermann are a few of our best-selling brands for summer dresses and skirts.

7. Lightweight Blazers and Jackets

While summer is all about lightweight and breathable clothing, there are still occasions that call for a more structured look. Lightweight blazers and jackets in pastel shades or neutral colours can be versatile additions to any summer wardrobe. Brands like Stella McCartney, Jacquemus, Balmain, and Alexander McQueen are known for their impeccable tailoring and stylish outerwear.

For more intel on the best designer items to sell now, check out guide to a successful wardrobe detox and selling your second hand designer goods here

Sell your designer items

At Sign of the Times, you can sell your secondhand designer items hassle-free in the UK or online. We handle everything from start to sale. If you're based in London, we offer a same-day collection service from your home or you can request a helping hand to declutter your wardrobe. Find out more about our comprehensive and convenient sell service here.

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