Where do all those gently used Rolexes, Louis Vuittons and Manolo Blahniks go when the fashion elites move on to the next bauble? Well, here in St. Louis, they and their stylish ilk gravitate toward a cadre of savvy retailers who have made the word “recycled” a fashion asset. And fashion is just the tip of the previously loved iceberg; there are resale treasures in every retail category, and we know where to find them. Let the hunt begin.
The Vault Luxury Resale, the gold standard of resale fashion, has style-seekers flocking to its spacious showroom in Brentwood, a short drive from Saint Louis Galleria, to peruse its collection of the very latest from names like Prada, Missoni, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana and many more, all in tip-top shape and at greatly reduced prices, including accessories and jewelry.
There’s more fashion fun to be had at Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique, offering top designer labels and one-of-a-kind couture pieces near downtown Clayton. There are plenty of jewelry and accessories, too, and shoes… lots of shoes.
If you’re in the market for a timeless timepiece or a classic piece of vintage jewelry, step into the rarified world of Timekeepers, which looks at first glance like a clock museum, but reveals itself to be a premier purveyor of exquisite estate jewelry and premium watches with names like Rolex, Breitling, Faure-Laube, Patek Philippe, Waltham, Omega, Hamilton, Gotham, Bulova, Piaget, LeCoultre and more.
The retail categories expand to home furnishings, decorative accessories, gifts and more at resale emporiums like TFA (The Future Antiques), The Green Goose, The Green Shag Market, Rocket Century and The Refind Room, all with much to recommend them.