Buying preloved luxury items

We have quite a few antiques in our home. It suits the Victorian style of the building. They are pieces that Daddy Long Legs has lovingly sourced through the years through family, auctions and online. I adore them, but I’m also conscience that we’re creating a good balance between old and new, so it doesn’t feel like we live in a museum.

I love it when things have history. There’s so much consumer waste these days, and investing in some preloved luxury is a good way to help this.  Daddy Long Legs surprised me with a beautiful watch as a push present earlier this year. It was preloved though looked immaculate. He had spent a lot of time researching online to pick the perfect piece. Not only does it hold a lot history, it clearly also holds a lot of love and it’s now my most priced possession.

Online selling sites like Xupes are a great place to both buy and sell previously owned luxury items like jewellery, watches, handbags and antiques. With for instance the price on the rise it seems a good time to invest in yellow gold, but mostly I believe in buying things you truly love, antiques that you’ll see and appreciate in your home every day or accessories that make you happy when wearing them.

So if you are in the market to spoil yourself or maybe want to hint at your partner to buy you a preowned Rolex  or Channel handbag for your next anniversary, then browsing the web might be the way forward to find that perfect treasure.

Buying and selling preloved luxury items

But if you’ve found yourself with a too extensive collection it might be time to sell some things on. The human brain is naturally wired to want new, to want change, hence why we often find ourselves starring into a packed wardrobe but thinking we’ve nothing to wear. A good clear-out will not only make you realise what you actually have, it might also make you some money if you choose to sell some of it online.

Do you buy pre-owned luxury items? Do you have a favourite item in your wardrobe or home?

NB! Please note this is a collaborative post. All words and opinions are my own.