Harvey Nichols has partnered with resale technology specialist Reflaunt to launch a second-hand fashion and accessories proposition online.
Consumers will be able to resell luxury handbags, fashion, accessories and watches on the new platform, which will launch on August 26.
Sellers can earn up to 80% of the original price of the items, which they will drop off at dedicated collection points in Harvey Nichols’ London, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds or Manchester stores.
Reflaunt, which will operate the platform on Harvey Nichols’ existing website, will also offer a concierge service to collect goods from consumers’ addresses across London.
Once an item is collected, Reflaunt will take charge of authenticating and pricing, adding images and placing it on the Harvey Nichols site for purchase.
Harvey Nichols plans to extend the resale service to international shoppers from September.
Reflaunt, which was launched in 2018, provides the tech platform to help retailers and brands sell second-hand items through dedicated branded marketplaces. The company already works with brands such as Balenciaga and Cos.
Harvey Nichols chief executive Manju Malhotra said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Reflaunt, to offer our customers a circular model of consumption and ensure luxury fashion items are given the longer lifespan that they deserve.
“This innovative service provides customers with an effortless way to part with their preloved items and rehoming them with a new owner, not only earns them Harvey Nichols vouchers, but closes the fashion circle.”
Reflaunt co-founder Stephanie Crespin added: “We are incredibly excited to offer Harvey Nichols customers an accessible way to resell their past luxury purchases.
“At Reflaunt, our mission is to make it as easy and scalable as possible to extend the life of garments and prevent them from ending up in landfill, ultimately shifting consumer habits towards conscious consumption of higher quality products.”
Resale is becoming an increasingly competitive market with a number of retailers dipping their toes into the space.
Harvey Nichols’ department store rivals Selfridges and Liberty have both opened permanent spaces in their stores dedicated to resale, while online luxury player Farfetch has enjoyed huge growth through its Second Life resale platform.
The trend has also hit more mainstream categories, with the likes of Asda and Decathlon also launching resale services.
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