Where Do I Sell Luxury Goods?

The luxury goods and fashion market is booming, with no signs of slowing down


Despite the cloud of economic gloom dominating the press these days, the luxury goods and fashion market is booming, with no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re streamlining your wardrobe, decluttering, or considering upgrading, it is worth contemplating the best places to sell your luxury or designer items, because it certainly is the right time!

Whether you are looking to sell Hermes scarves, luxury pens, vintage handbags, shoes, clothing or cufflinks, there are many eager buyers and many options available for you to take those unwanted luxurious items to market.


Chanel A double flap classic handbagChanel - A double flap classic handbag

Sold for £4,100


Pawnbrokers will buy items outright or offer loans against high-end products. This can be a swift transaction of your Bvlgari cufflinks or Chanel handbag but perhaps it may not be the most financially beneficial decision to make.

Physical vintage stores will also purchase your designer fashion items and luxury goods but do take into account that they will need to make a margin and you will certainly not achieve the best possible price when selling to a retailer.

Online sites such as Facebook Marketplace, eBay and Etsy offer a digital portal where you can manage the entire process yourself, listing, descriptions, offers, etc – unfortunately there are a lot of scammers and fakes out there, so this option can be very risky.


A Montblanc Andrew Carnegie PenA Montblanc 'Hommage a Andrew Carnegie' fountain pen

Sold for £800


There are several online e-commerce specialists who provide access to their retail platforms, and where you could offer your items for sale. Simply photograph the items you want to sell, create a description and upload onto the chosen platform. For high-end bags, clothes, shoes, and other fashion items. When you sell something, there will be a commission fee payable to the platform – keep this in mind when weighing up the pros and cons.


A pair of Louis Vuitton Hockenheim blue moccasins

A pair of Louis Vuitton Hockenheim blue moccasins

Sold for £240


In our experience, selling luxury goods at auction is certainly the easiest option. You can email photographs to a specialist, arrange for a collection, or drop the items off at your leisure so that you can speak with the Valuer in person and learn more about your item(s).

The in-house team of experts at Dawsons will not only research and value your items, but will provide in-depth descriptions and condition reports, market to eager buyers across the world and handle the sale process for you. Whilst we also have professional photographers who will ensure your items are displayed in the best possible light to a global audience of potential bidders.


Louis Vuitton black "Epi Leather" suitcase

Louis Vuitton black "Epi Leather" suitcase

Sold for £1,200


Selling by auction at Dawsons, rather than a simple bilateral process involving only one buyer, you are far more likely to achieve the best possible price. Like the e-commerce option, there will be a commission fee payable, but you will have access to a global audience of millions and won’t need to do any of the legwork yourself, it is indeed value for money.

Designer handbags, luggage, scarves, ties and fashion accessories, shoes, clothing, pens and costume jewellery by brands such as Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Balenciago, Burberry, D&G, Dunhill, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu, Mont Blanc, Mulberry, Prada, Trifari, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior, are particularly sought after and fetch great prices at auction.

Selling off your unused or unwanted luxury goods is a great way to raise money or upgrade your collection, as well as being environmentally friendly. The market remains popular with collectors, dealers, and luxury resellers. Here at Dawsons, we have a Luxury Handbags & Fashion auction on 23rd August (09:30 start BST), and we are currently accepting entries for this sale.


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Do you have any luxury handbags, or designer fashion that you are looking to sell?

With a huge global audience of active buyers, we can help you realise maximum value at auction.

Get in touch today, our experts would be delighted to hear from you.

0207 431 9445 / info@dawsonsauctions.co.uk