Preloved in Action
In our most recent blog post, we took our readers behind the scenes to discover the reasons why our suppliers gain so much from working with our consignment store. The entire concept of preloved and conscious consumerism fights against the fast, fashion and throwaway attitude of high street stores where trends come and go at the blink of an eye and quality control is fairly non-existent.
Preloved allows us to embrace our love for fashion with a clean conscience, confident in the knowledge that we are doing our bit to reduce the carbon footprint, preserve the environment and promote a circular fashion economy.
With all of the pieces in the Shush collections coming from genuine designer labels including many rare, limited edition and unique items, we are proud to offer a diverse range of ways for our buyers to engage with the luxury experience.
One of the key words that we would associate with preloved designer fashion is “timeless”. If you want to turn your values and ideas into action, one of the best ways to do so is investing into items that never go out of style.
This means buying items from brands that still retain their value and style for years to come – they might be 20 or 30 years old, but they are of such high quality and so well made that they are still worth thousands of pounds years down the line. We’ve rounded up our top 8 timeless items from the Shush collections to get your finger firmly onto the fashion pulse…
The Chanel Camellia bag is instantly recognisable for its quilted leather and iconic gold chain. While the black version is the most versatile, we also love taking a twist on classic pieces, so why not consider the lime green variety? Its rare colour instantly ups the value while the embossed lambskin leather will stay beautiful for years to come.
Bags are one of the best ways to invest in preloved items you will use again and again, and Hermes are another world-famous brand that knows a thing or two about timeless style. We adore this oversized bag in smooth black crafted in elegant calfskin leather with chevron canvas lining, palladium plated Clou de Selle snap closure and round top handles. Roomy enough for all the essentials without being overbearing, this is a really handy item that you’ll use again and again.
Another of the most coveted label for bags is Louis Vuitton who bring out the classics year after year thanks to their instantly recognisable print that is both charming and sophisticated. This shiny monogram canvas is a true beauty and rare piece featuring quilted leather corners, glossy varnish and top carry handles as well as classic silver hardware.
No one does shoes quite like Jimmy Choo and a pair of their heels should be a staple of every wardrobe. You’ll be fashion ready for every party throughout the year with this gorgeous pair of glitter heels made from metallic lizard print leather featuring a pointed toe and 10 cm stiletto heel. Not for the faint-hearted!
Good style means paying attention to every detail from top to toe. And therein lies the power of a good shoe. Louboutins certainly come out top when we’re looking for an elegant, classic heel that goes without just about every ensemble. Louboutins are instantly recognisable as a fashion icon thanks to their bold red sole – we love this gorgeous pair in black suede featuring striking cut-out stripes, silver round button detail and a confident stiletto heel with handy back zip closure.
A glittering timepiece is one of the best timeless finds, and the right one can complete every outfit whether it’s a dress-down day or a special occasion. We adore the large-model style of this Cartier beauty – the chic silver dial features the date adorned with quartz movement and elegant sapphire crystal finished with an easy-to-wear stainless steel bracelet.
Fashion house Moncler are renowned for their exquisite quality outerwear which makes buying a coat with this brand a real investment. We love this black and white tweed number that will keep you cosy through the unpredictable British weather. A detachable navy puffer collar and flattering waist belt firmly tick the style and comfort boxes.
Calvin Klein LBD
Calvin Klein have been renowned for years for their ability to get it right every time, which makes this the perfect brand to invest in for your Little Black Dress. Think classic but adventurous and you’ll be rewarded with this sleek black number in pure virgin wool featuring a side slit and zip fastening. Thanks to sleeveless and backless detail, this dress really ups the seductive factor thanks to black metallic chain applique for a dazzling finish.
Discovering Preloved Time After Time
Even though timeless means exactly that, we are all entitled to change our minds or choose to update our wardrobe with some additional pieces as and when something takes our fancy. In fact, some of our sellers will buy from us and then re-sell the same item again. This is a great way to support the circular economy and do your bit to stay committed to the ethics of conscious consumerism even when buying second hand whilst still having that great feeling of buying something that you really love! When investing in preloved timeless pieces, you are helping to slow the wheel of fast, throwaway fashion and save the planet by making good choices. For more details about selling with Shush and the many benefits of our consignment store, contact us today.