Wardrobe Detox: Where and what designer items to sell now in the UK

second hand designer items

You’ve decided that you’re going to kick off the new year with a wardrobe detox. It’s time to declutter so you can start to update your style for the new season and build your designer capsule wardrobe, but first, you need to dispose of the old clothes you don’t wear anymore. This is your sign to give a second life to that pile of designer clothes aimlessly sitting at the back of your wardrobe!

Where can I sell my designer items online and in the UK?

At Sign of the Times, our goal is to take the hassle out of resale. Handling everything from start to sale, we provide a comprehensive and personal sell service for the busy, cosmopolitan woman. If you're based in London, sell your second hand designer clothes couldn't be easier: We offer a complimentary home collection service for your items and can personally assist you in detoxing your wardrobe. Find out more about how to sell with us here

What designers and items do you accept?

Luxury brands from Dior to Jacquemus; both heritage and contemporary. We  accept clothing, handbags, shoes & accessories for women that are predominately trend driven and 2-3 seasons old, although we will accept vintage designer handbags, jewellery and select clothing from classic brands such as Gucci, Hermès, Chanel and Prada

To help you get started, here’s a run-down of the best second hand designer clothes, handbags, shoes & accessories for women to sell online and in the UK at Sign of the Times. Our sell experts have compiled a list of the designer brands with the highest sell through rate and a picture-guide to the pieces that our vast network of fashion lovers have bought and are on the hunt for right now.

Designer Clothing

1 Designer Jackets

The winter season is yet to escape us, so the time is now to sell your secondhand designer winter coats and jackets, which we’ll be taking in until the second week of February (designer ski wear included).

Puffer Jackets

You can never go wrong when selling your second hand designer puffer and down jackets – The style is coveted season after season and these pieces tend to stay in excellent condition guaranteeing a higher-than-most resale value. Sell you second hand designer puffer jackets here

With anticipation for the warmer season ahead, we’re starting to come off the darker colours. The best designer jackets to sell now are the neutrals and winter brights. When it comes to unique designs, we love to see a little bit of fun with puffer Jackets… think metallics and vibrant hues. 2023 fashion trend forecasters have predicted the rise in popularity for all things metallic and silver, so any metallic jackets or clothing are bound to sell fast. In terms of style, anything from copped to long puffer jackets are optimal. 

View the examples below for inspiration:

Gilet, Metallic & Neutral Puffer Jackets 

Designer jackets

Printed & Colour Block Puffer Jackets; Designer Ski Wear for Women

Best-selling brands for second hand designer puffer jackets:

Trench Coats

Both timeless and iconic, our clients love the classic trench coat. From the traditional beige to more contemporary models, sell your second hand designer trench coats now before we start to transition out of the mid winter period. 

Classic & Contemporary Neutral Trench coats 

Designer trench coats

Best selling brands for second hand designer trench coats:


Who doesn’t love layering for the cold weather? Both practical and stylish, light-weight 'shackets' coming in a wool, leather or tweed are perfect for layering under a warmer winter coat or on their own as we transition to the spring season. Our clients are especially fond of the classic cut, as seen on the iconic tweed Chanel jacket. Contemporary models from the likes of Acne Studio’s, Iro & Joseph are great too. Sell your designer shackets here.

Leather, Floral & Neutral transitional Jackets 

Designer jackets

Contemporary & Classic designer tweed Jackets

designer jackets

Best selling brands for preloved designer Shackets:


Pattern & Multi-Colour Blazers

Designer blazers

Linen Blazers & Colour Block Suits

Designer blazers

Best selling brands for second hand designer blazers and suits:

2 Designer Knitwear 

Classic Cashmere sweaters, Sweater Dresses, Multi-Colour Spring & Summer knits

Designer sweaters

 Best selling brands for preloved designer Knitwear:

3 Designer Dresses

Summer Dresses

Floral Midi Dresses 

Floral designer dresses

Missoni & Chanel Dresses

Designer dresses

Silk, Metallic & Colour Block Midi Dresses  

Designer dresses for women

Best selling brands for floral and summer preloved designer dresses:

4 Designer Skirts

Leather, Animal Print or Floral, Knit & Denim Midi Skirts

Designer Midi Skirts

Best selling brands for second hand designer skirts:

5 Designer Trousers

Tailored, Patterned & Denim Designer Trousers

designer trousers

Best selling brands for second hand designer trousers for women:

6 Designer Tops 

Silk blouses & shirts 

designer tops

Best Selling brands for second hand designer tops, blouses & shirts:

Designer Handbags

1 Cash for Classics

High Value Designer Handbags

Hermes bags

Vintage Designer Bags

Vintage designer bags

Best Selling brands for investment worthy & vintage designer bags:

2 Current Season Bags / New with Tags

designer bags

Best Selling brands for current season or new with tags designer bags:

3 Tote Bags

Classic Designer Totes & Straw Basket Bags

Designer tote bag and straw basket bag

Best selling brands for second hand designer tote bags:

4 Clutch, Cross-Body & Shoulder Bags

Monogram Designer Bags 

monogram designer cross body and shoulder bags
Best Selling for second hand designer monogram bags:

Colour Block and Quilted Cross-Body Bags 

designer cross body and shoulder bags

Best Sellers for second hand designer cross-body and shoulder bags:

  • Chanel bags: Wallet-On-Chain, Classic Flap, Chanel 19
  • Bottega Veneta bags: Jodie, Padded Cassette, Clutch bags
  • Gucci bags: Soho Cross-Body
  • Dior bags: Saddle and Belt bags

Designer Shoes

1 Boots

Knee-high boots, Leather Boots & Ankle Boots

designer boots

Best selling brands for second hand designer boots:

2 Flats

Ballet pumps, Mary Janes, Loafers, Summer Flats & Sandals 

Designer flat shoes

Best selling brands for second hand designer flat shoes & sandals:

3 Trainers

Designer trainers

designer trainers

Best selling brands for second hand designer trainers:

4 Heels

Platform Heels, Kitten Heels & Mules

Designer heels

Best selling brands for designer heels & platform shoes:


1 Jewellery 

Valentines Day (heart shaped accessories)

designer jewellery


designer necklaces


designer bracelets


designer rings


designer earrings
Best Selling brands for preloved designer jewellery:

2 Belts

Designer Belts, Chain belts & Belt Bags

designer belt bag, leather belt and chain belt

 Best selling brands for second hand designer belts, chain belts & belt bags:

3 Sunglasses

Second hand designer sunglasses for women

designer sunglasses
Best selling brands for second hand designer sunglasses:

4 Other Accessories

Designer Scarves, Gloves & Hats

designer hat, scarf and gloves

 Best selling brands for preloved designer hats, scarfs & gloves

7 Smaller Leather goods

Wallets & Card Holders

designer wallets


Best selling brands for second hand designer wallets & card holders:

Have any of these items in your wardrobe? Or, unsure if an item you're looking to sell second hand is eligible? We're just a whatsApp away: Our expert sell team are here to help you along your sell journey. Start selling your second hand designer items online and in the UK with Sign of the Times here



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