It is fashionable, at the moment, to offer selections of vintage clothes, already worn. This is an opportunity for the big brands to take back with a lot of communication the advantage on the platforms of exchange and resale between individuals. On these sites, outfits from small houses - Grenfell, Arnys or BonneGueule - are sometimes worth almost as much as new, and even more if the brand has disappeared or stopped the model. Quality creates interest. Tailors have always known it. Until the beginning of the 20th century, a tailor-made garment had two or three lives, or even more, before ending up in the ragpickers. The textile economy was based on this cycle of second hand and mending. In the light of history, easy, disposable clothing is an incongruity.
Conversely, a good costume usually lasts ten to fifteen years.
Recall, that in the 1980s, Jeremy Hackett started out by reselling beautiful tailors' clothes found in estates.
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