Coveting a Kelly bag but don’t want to pay full price? Wishing you could trade your Chloé crossbody for a Fendi baguette? There’s a new place in town that specializes in pre-loved designer goods, where you can trade in your well-maintained purses and invest in gently used designer bags as well as watches, jewelry and accessories.
Rebag is a digital brand with an in-person presence, and the newly opened Greenwich shop is its ninth brick-and-mortar location, with others in Manhattan, California and Florida. Inside the elegant showroom you can browse the selection of Birkins, Evelyns, Louis Vuitton Speedys and other exclusive bags on the shelves or scope out the full inventory of 25,000 to 30,000 items on the site.
“The reaction has been phenomenal,” says Michael Evangelista, director of retail and digital sales. He says they have many customers stopping by to trade in bags as well as to purchase them. “People love that they can bring in pre-loved items and get instant offers.”
Rebag’s staff educate clients on the resale market and investment pieces, helping them be savvy shoppers. They can authenticate a pre-owned bag within twenty-four hours and offer cash or a credit of 25 percent more than that amount to go toward another bag, an incentive to make the sustainable choice of opting for gently used. So, for example, you could swap your $1,000 evening bag and get a credit for a $1,250 tote. To find out how much a bag is worth, you can use the in-store Clair kiosk, which will scan your bag and tell you its value. For home scanning, there’s a similar function available on the Rebag app. Cleaning out your closet has never looked this good.
Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 6 p.m. and by appointment. 107 Greenwich Avenue, 844-373-7723, rebag.com