BuyMyWardobe is the ultimate high-end car boot sale! They have events either focusing on designer dresses or handbags, and offer people a chance to buy pre-loved (but often looking basically new) designer items.
People can pay for a VIP ticket (and get entry an hour earlier to snap up the bargains) or a standard ticket, and they are held in member's bars (Home House, Adam Street etc).
We arrived, had some yummy champagne, and had to leave our own handbag at the door! We were given a little clear bag for our valuables. I am guessing this it to prevent theft!
The room was just full of designer bags. They were laid out on little stools, on all of the seating and on tables. Prices seemed to range from £150 up to nearer the £1000 mark. There were also some accessories and a few furs.
The queue to purchase the bags was huge! Often 4-6 women, bags in hand waiting to hand over their hard earned cash. It was great people watching!
It proves that even in this economic climate, people may not buy a brand new designer bag, but they certainly will buy a second hand one.
Would you buy a second hand designer bag rather than a new one?