All one needs to do is set foot into Lily et Cie or New York Vintage and immediately it is apparent this is no “consignment shop.” There is no shortage of vintage resale stores these days, but these two boutiques set the standard. Shannon Hoey of NY Vintage and Rita Watnick of Lily et Cie are the very best at what they do, and browsing their collections is akin to taking a stroll back in time; to galas and state dinners and red carpets of the past. These pieces tell their own story, of a life well worn.

Thinking of all the fashion enthusiasts out there, we have compiled a list of our favorite consignment and resale shops to help you to hunt for unique designer pieces:

Luxury Garage Sale – Upscale consignment boutique that specializes in selling new and gently used designer and vintage clothing and accessories. they work with consigners nationwide and also help retail stores to sell their unsold inventory.

The Real Real – The leader in authenticated luxury consignment, they inspect and authenticate every item with their in-house team of experts including gemologists, horologists, art appraisers and luxury experts. Free white glove pick-up in 16 U.S. cities, or free shipping via FedEx.

Rebagg – They purchase pre-owned designer handbags and aim to make the selling process as easy as possible (sellers receive a guaranteed quote within 1 business day). Free pick ups in NYC and shipping in the US.

Christies – Founded in 18th Century London, they are known as a global art business. However, Christies also buys and auctions jewelry, watches and handbags. Last June, a Birkin bag broke records and became the most expensive handbag in the world, sold for $300,168 at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong.
 
Lily et Cie – A Beverly Hills based luxury vintage clothing boutique featuring comprehensive collections of Madame Grès, original samples, historic pieces by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, European, American and Japanese designers.

New York Vintage – Their hand-selected collection spans over one hundred years of vintage fashion. In addition to the Chelsea showroom, they have an extensive collection of rental-only pieces available for Red Carpet and Industry use (by appointment).

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