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Vestiaire Collective – the one that got away*

Rei Kawakubo for Louis Vuitton

Given the chance to get your hands on a ‘must have’ piece you missed the first time around is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, how thrilling! On the other, decision paralysis takes hold – how the heck do you choose between the Rei Kawakubo for Louis Vuitton bag or the Margiela L’Incognito visor shades that got away?

As it happens, ‘the one that got away’ is the name of Vestiaire Collective’s latest campaign and it promises to help you track down that elusive piece that indeed did get away, which you have regretted ever since.

Vestiaire Collective is, of course, the site that lets you buy (and sell) pre-loved pieces that are hand picked (and verified) by their buyers, as only the best pieces pass muster. I love it for all the French luxury fancies it has – from Isabel Marant elevated basics to Cartier jewels, Hermes leathers and vintage Vuitton. There’s s community aspect too, which is key. Create a profile and you can stalk follow those with similar taste to you.

Until the end of the month, Vestiaire Collective’s ‘The One That Got Away’ campaign gives you the chance to find that piece you’re pining for. By submitting your ‘wish list’ to the campaign page, the Vestiaire Collective international community can help you hunt down your piece and – hopefully – unite you with it.

And equally, should you have a ‘one that got away’ to sell, then now’s the time to do it. It can be instantly matched up with its potential buyer, making two people very happy (and you a little bit richer). Need more incentive? I’ve got a free delivery code for anyone using Vestiaire Collective – just type TOTGASHIP when prompted at checkout…


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