Traditionally, the idea behind investing in luxury accessories was that these pieces were supposed to last forever, to one day be passed down to your next of kin. Nowadays, most of these investment pieces collect dust on the shelf. Below are five tips to maximize the value of your designer accessories.
1. Buy Nearly New
Today’s consumers are better informed. Buying nearly new can save you 70% off the original manufacturers suggested retail price and enjoy a wider variety of apparel.
2. Sell Your Luxury Accessories
Refresh your style by selling your existing accessories to fund your new ones. This is a smart way to not only maximize your original investment but also update your style.
3. Authenticate Your Items
Why overpay for a fake? Get your items authenticated by a professional and request a Certificate of Authenticity. If you choose to sell later, you will have the peace of mind knowing that it’s real.
4. Care for Your Designer Accessories
Take extra steps to ensure you keep your items in ideal condition. There are several leather conditioners that can be used, and always store your handbags in the dust bags they come in. Proper care can maximize the amount you receive if you do decide to sell.
5. Know What You’re Buying
Online retailers will often highlight only the best images of an item. Whenever possible, try to see the item in person so you know exactly what you’re buying.
As the owner of Couture Traders, I've created a place to buy, trade or sell your luxury, brand-name accessories in-person. Every item is authenticated on location. It is conveniently located at the Bridgewater Commons, so customers have the opportunity to inspect an item prior to purchasing. We make it easy to maximize the value of your designer accessories.