Pre-loved designer marketplace launches in the UK

Great news for all fashion lovers out there! REBELLE, an online marketplace for pre-loved designer fashion has recently launched in the UK. They offer luxury and high-end clothes and accessories from labels including Chloe, Chanel, Prada, Hermes, Dior and many others.

I met Cecile Gaulke, CEO and founder, at a dinner last week and had the chance to find out how everything started. She was in the process of moving to London when her father began bemoaning her use of the cellar to store possessions. Between travels across Paris, Berlin and Hamburg she had gathered a large collection of designer labels and was in desperate need of a solution. Bored of selling at flea markets and wary of the lack of authenticity on auction sites Cecile decided to create REBELLE: a simple, efficient and modern way to buy and sell second-hand designer fashion.

As a vintage designer buyer myself, I find the entire concept trustworthy and very convenient. Starting from the fact that there’s a team in charge of authenticating and verifying every piece to the beautiful packaging in which the purchases arrive – REBELLE offers a little bit more than just a service, they offer an experience.

Sellers can benefit from a unique concierge service, where the team handles the description, photography, payment and delivery of items to be sold. This allows fast dispatch from the HQ, and items are shipped within 48 hours. There is also a Private Concierge service sending a personal shopper to your home to curate your wardrobe.

Our shopping habits have changed a lot in the past few years and I’m certain they will change even more as people start making more conscious spending decisions. Buying vintage can also mean an ethical alternative to fast fashion besides a chance to score collectors items that you’ve missed first time around.