Vestiaire Collective Review
Fashion, Jewellery, Lifestyle, Pre Loved Shopping

Vestiaire Collective Review

Today I’m sharing with you a recent shopping experience in my Vestiaire Collectiveicon Review.

Vestiaire Collective is a luxury retail store. It sells pre-owned and new designer and luxury clothes, shoes and accessories. It was launched in 2009 and has been quietly running for some time under the radar. I had heard about it a few times but had never shopped there until recently.

I am really cautious when buying designer clothes and bags and would most of the time prefer to buy it directly from the shop. I have only bought a small amount of things pre-loved from eBay which a couple of them turned out to be counterfeit so had to go through the hassle of sending them back. This was after having them professionally authenticated. It was pretty stressful so I haven’t bothered again.

Vestiaire Collective is not like this at all. It’s a lot safer to shop there as they are a ‘middle man’ between you and the seller and when you purchase something. 100% of the items get sent to their expert teams to check that it’s as described and then authenticated before shipping out to you. This process does take a short while and when I shopped with them the whole process took around 10 days. There are items on there that they already have checked and waiting to send out to which take a much quicker these are found in the ready to ship section of the website.

The item that I purchased was a Chanel Brooch. I have wanted one for quite some time and have been waiting for the right one at the right price to come under my radar. I treated myself to this as a Christmas gift from me to me. For those who follow me on Instagram you may have already seen it as I posted a picture when it first arrived as I was so happy with it.
So here is the process:

The item was sold by someone located in Paris. They had sold many items on Vestiaire Collective and seemed to have a good reputation. This information you can see on the item page.

I paid for the brooch and it was sent by the seller to the Vestiaire Collective Vestiaire Collective team for inspection. This took around 4 days to arrive with them and the a further 3 days to go through the process.

The brooch was declared as described and authentic, packaged and sent to me in the UK which took around 4 further days.

When it arrived it was in great condition and packaged really well.

Vestiaire Collective Packaging

Vestiaire Collective Purchase Review

Vestiaire Collective Authentication

Vestiaire Collective Designer Jewellery

Now I mentioned in the past that I have had things authenticated privately. I usedย Authenticate 4Uย who I saw were recommended by the a popular fashion forum.ย They are a very reputable authentication service and have used many times and they have always been very reliable and fast service. They have specialist authenticators based all around the world, each specialising in the different luxury brands. The company itself is based in Scotland, UK. I paid to have the brooch looked at by them to make sure that it was authentic and it was confirmed, which put my mind at rest.

Now I feel really happy with my experience and wanted to tell you about it.

Vestiaire Collective not only sells Chanel, but lots of different brands on all different price levels. I have seen Zara items on the website which are a high street brand as well as Givenchy, Gucci and many more.

I’m assuming that the prices are set by the sellers of the items, sometimes they have been known to be set a little bit higher. This is not the case with all items but it’s always best to double-check that you are paying the right amount for your item and that you can’t get it at a better price just going into a store and buying it directly. I think this is the case because it cost’s sellers quite a high percentage to sell on there due to the involvement and service that Vestiaire Collective offer in the sales process, so sometimes they price the item with these costs in mind but again, which I do totally understand. There are also some great deals to be found too!

As far as selling I have not yet had the experience of selling with them, so can’t really review that side of it. I think if ever I did want to part with one of my designer items I would use them as they seem to provide a great service and shoppers seem to trust them so it’s a a good option.

It’s certainly a smarter way to shop for pre-loved and in my experience a safe market place with does not support fakes or misrepresentation.

They have just launched a 12 day event called Wardrobes 4 Women to raise money for Women for Women International which is a charity for women survivors of war. They event delves into celebrity wardrobes to raise money in a charity sale. Definitely worth checking out.

I hoped you enjoyed reading my Vestiaire Collective review. This post is based purely on my own shopping experience so I’m interested to know if you feel differently. Please let me know if you like the idea of shopping there or if you have already shopped there and what your experience was like.

Have a lovely weekend.

Gemma xx

Chanel Mother Of Pearl Brooch

Chanel CC Logo Brooch

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  • Linda Libra Loca

    Just like you, I have always been hesitant to buy expensive things online, because I didn’t want to go through that hassle of having them authenticated. That website seems to be the perfect place though. Your brooch is a great pick!

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    • Jacquard Flower

      Thank you! Have a lovely weekend. xxx

  • Ailyn Koay

    nice looking brooch, also good to know that there’s something to authenticate things

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks xx

  • yasmin sanchez

    How beautiful is the collar that cute !!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thank you Yasmin xx

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    This is a great review! I don’t really buy any luxury clothes myself, but I know how important it is to always make sure you’re buying from a trusted source… I once made a mistake on spending really good money on what I thought was an authentic Chanel extract perfume, ended up being fake. ๐Ÿ™ <3 Been far more careful since!


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Kay! I rarely buy luxury items, When I do I think hard and save hard to get them. With this in mind I only buy classic things rather than high fashion. I also end up keeping the things I have bought for many years to get the wear out of them. It’s usually bags, shoes or jewellery. With clothes I tend to stick to high street. It’s actually really upsetting to know that there are people out there making money from selling fake things. Have a lovely weekend. Gemma xx

  • Maria Luisa

    bellissima , ottima scelta

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks xxx

  • Jalisa

    Wow, that Chanel brooch is beautiful, Gemma; I know you will style it to perfection! This sounds like such an awesome service. I too have attempted to purchase something off eBay and it was also a counterfeit, so I didn’t make a second attempt. This service gives piece of mind to the buyer because you know that a group of experts have gone through every detail to confirm that the piece is in fact genuine. I rather pay that little extra buck to get a vintage piece or something from a collection I had wanted, than have the convenience of paying a really low price for something that I’m essentially gambling on. Thanks for sharing your experience and I can’t wait to see the way you style it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a wonderful day and weekend ahead, beauty!



    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Jalisa, I totally agree with your comment. It’s all about having the confidence when making a big purchase that you are buying something that is as it seems. I also would prefer to get something vintage or something that I really love rather than take a risk on getting something on the cheap just because it may be designer. Gemma xx

  • Catherine

    Definitely need to check this out! It’s also reassuring that they don’t sell fakes. Will need to keep this in mind. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Catherine. xx

  • Paola

    Wow, amazing brooche!!!
    Happy friday doll!
    Kisses, Paola.


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    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Paola xx

  • Kathleen Buytaert

    Great brooch… clicked the link and will check that site like right now ๐Ÿ™‚ Love, Kathleen x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks! That was just my reaction when I first discovered this site ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely weekend. Gemma xx

  • thefashionsalt

    What a beautiful brooch! I’ve not shopped at their site, but it sounds like a great place to find some nice things. Ebay on the other hand I am very skeptical about. I purchased some items which ended up being not authentic as well. I love that you listed an authenticate service. I’ll definitely be using that link. This is such a great post!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Lili xx

  • Heidi D.

    This is a great review! I have been eyeing there site and will have a lot more confidence now to buy from them!

    Wishes & Reality

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thank you Heidi. xx

  • Ela BellaWorld

    This is the first time I heard about vestiaire collective. I hardly shop online, because it is really hard to find a reliable seller, so I better spend my money in the store, however this one sounds really interesting! I like your brooch, it is beautiful! xx

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Ela xx

  • Alyssa Monique Bustillo
    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Alyssa. xx

  • Shireen

    That is the main reason why I never shop on eBay, way too many counterfeits! However, I love the concept of this store, the fact that the product goes to them for authentication first is really good and I would totally buy something from them for that alone.

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    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Shireen. xx

  • Erica White

    Such a great post! And a great review!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Erica. xx

  • Rachel

    OH, what a beautiful beautiful brooch! Love it!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Rachel. I hope you are having a great weekend. Gemma xx

  • Danielle

    I have always been afraid of buying pre-owned designer items since they might be counterfeits. This store seems a great place to get these items. Your brooch is beautiful! Thank you very much for the review, Gemma!


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Danielle. I hope you are having a fantastic weekend. Gemma xx

  • Vanessa D’Orazio

    That is suh an amazing website, I really need to check it out, also the brooch you got is beautiful!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Vanessa xx

  • Tash Collier

    Great ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Tash! x

  • fashionandfoodandotherstuff

    What a beautiful brooche. I just ordered an brooche, not as beautiful as yours, i never liked brooches but now i love them.

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks, I love them too. I have many of different kinds of brooch most of them given from my Grandma. Gemma xx

  • Belle melange

    Great review, love the brooche!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gabrielle

    It’s really great to read a thorough review on Vestiaire Collective, as I’ve heard a fair amount about it through general advertising over recent months! You chose a beautiful first item to purchase from the website, there’s no better than Chanel after all ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Gabrielle! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Gemma xx

  • Nadia

    Hon, that brooch is STUNNING! What a find!
    Also, how amazing is it that it came from Paris ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I love this review on Vestiaire Collective, I will be looking into the service more now.
    xox Nadia

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Nadia. xx

  • Esther

    Great post! I usually don’t shop big brands online either, because I hate returning products, and they often don’t match the description. I’ve actually never heard of Verstiaire Collective, but I will definitely check them out because I like what you wrote about them! The Chanel brooch is beautiful, I’ve also wanted one for so long, maybe I’ll also get one from them ๐Ÿ™‚ And I also love their charity for women, it’s always so important to help those in need! Hope you have a great day!

    xo, Esther

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Esther. Hope you are having a lovely day so far. Gemma xx

  • LifeStyleTalks

    Interesting post! I’m definitely going to check Vestiaire Collective! Love your Chanel brooch!

  • Michele M

    So beautiful this Chanel brooch!! It looks so classy with your sweater. Thanks for sharing this service with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Charlotte

    Very strange yet unique way of going about things, the brooch is lovely!
    Charlotte //

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