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The Best Luxury Resale Sites and Fashion Rental Services

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Wondering how you can reduce your carbon footprint in fashion – but stay stylish? Read on for the luxury resale sites and rental services taking vintage shopping to new heights. 

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Fast fashion is playing a seminal role in destroying our planet, polluting our oceans and generating a staggering 1.2 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases a year (more than all international flights). The sartorial shame is real. While reconciling luxury fashion with sustainability is a tough gig in itself, the dizzying rise of rental and resale sites, paired with a fine vintage renaissance is certainly a step in the right direction.

With social media placing an expiry date on luxury pieces and the likes of Airbnb, Netflix and Uber opening the sharing and subscription economy floodgates, British consumers have never been more open to leasing high end fashion. As long as dry cleaning and delivery impact is scrutinised, rental fashion reduces waste, improves the life-span of clothing and reduces custodians’ fabric footprint with a more circular economy. If a monthly cocktail of Simone Rocha dresses, Fendi ski suits and Carven coats sounds appealing, consider signing on to one of the resale sites or rental services below. Just steer clear of the red wine…

Luxury Resale Sites & Fashion Rental Services

Anya Hindmarch Rental

British accessories brand Anya Hindmarch has just launched its very own rental platform, with a curated selection of hero designs, new pieces and archived favourites from past seasons. The service, which encourages users to rent their bag of choice for the night, also offers the chance to buy each rented item secondhand afterwards – for a fraction of the usual retail price.

EXPLORE: reanyahindmarch.com


Want to get your hands on the latest luxury bags and accessories for a fraction of the price? London-based rental service BagButler lets you do just that, giving shoppers the opportunity to rent classic bags from heritage brands from just £160. Ideal if you want to chase the latest trends without breaking the bank – or giving in to wasteful shopping habits – BagButler is ready to welcome you to the rental revolution.

EXPLORE: bagbutler.co.uk

The Devout

Rental subscription service The Devout offers its customers rental options starting at £40 and subscription tiers starting at £39 a month, which includes access to big name brands like House of Sunny and Whistles. The platform also has the option to try a monthly 10-item package for £99 a month (10 rental items a month for under £100? Yes, please.), allowing users to find the outfit of their dreams at a more affordable price. Items are shipped via carbon neutral couriers, and packaging is made used compostable materials and water-based ink.

EXPLORE: thedevout.com

Fenwick x Front Row London

British department store Fenwick has teamed up with Front Row London to launch an exclusive rental service in its Bond Street and Newcastle stores. Available from June 2022, the collaboration brings designers from the runway straight to stores, with a curated edit of styles from established and up-and-coming designers.

EXPLORE: fenwick.co.uk


The aim of StyleSwap is to bring together a creative community of style storytellers, who are mindful to the planet and the impact our shopping habits can have on it. Launched in 2019 by former fashion designer Jo Waddington, StyleSwap lets users search through pre-loved items that have been selected based on your personal fashion style (you can take the brand’s style quiz here), matching you to specific sellers based on your preferences. You can also sell your old clothes on the platform, so you can help keep things circular.

EXPLORE: styleswapofficial.com

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Le Petit Planet

Le Petit Planet was founded by former Inditex Director and Temperley London CEO, Patricia Sancho, and former luxury fashion buyer for Harrods and Burberry, Claire Armstrong. The brand started out with a sustainability-focused edit of fashion, interiors and lifestyle products from the likes of Caramel London, Banwood, Little Dutch, Oyoy Mini, Organic Zoo and Töastie – but recently launched its own resale service, Reloved, earlier this year, making it the first children’s lifestyle destination where families can buy new and resell within the same space.

EXPLORE: lepetitplanet.com


Luxury rental platform Rotaro routinely teams with big names and brands to offer customers a curated selection of rentable clothing items and accessories. Previous collaborators include RIXO, Rejina Pyo, Alexa Chung and Max Mara, and new names are added to its impressive roster regularly.

EXPLORE: rotaro.co.uk

Reflaunt x Harvey Nichols

Resale service Reflaunt connects luxury brands with its second-hand community, which includes 50 million shoppers across 25 international marketplaces. The company has recently joined forces with Harvey Nichols, allowing customers to resell any piece in their wardrobe – and earn back up to 80 per cent of the original price. To get involved, all you need to do is drop the item off in-store – or have it picked up from your home, if you live in London – and the rest is taken care of.

EXPLORE: harveynichols.reflaunt.com

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One of the world’s most famous luxury department stores, Harrods, is launching its own fashion rental service. Running in partnership with MY WARDROBE HQ – the company that supplied Carrie Johnson’s wedding dress – the range will focus on ‘elevated event-wear’, including statement pieces by designers like Huishan Zhang, Rotate, Roksanda and Zimmermann. You’ll be able to rent items for between four and 14 days.

EXPLORE: harrods.com


Parents have a whole other sustainability dilemma to deal with: growing children. That’s why Eve Kekeh founded Bundlee, a kidswear clothing rental platform which allows mums and dads to sign up to a subscription platform. Choose the plan that fits your family, and conscious clothes for little ones will be delivered to your door when you need them. When your child outgrows an item, simply swap it for the next size up; the smaller size will then be cleaned and passed on to another family. All clothes are made in the UK from soft Oeko-Tex cotton, and in the personalised subscription you can choose premium pieces to rent from brands like MORI and Little Riley Studio.

EXPLORE: bundlee.co.uk

EKC Luxury

EKC Luxury provides more than just pre-loved designer handbags and accessories, but repairs, customisation, and an array of shopping events too. From Chanel flap bags to a covetable Hermès Birkin, the designer resale site ensures that every luxury item is truly authentic, stating that ‘Creating a wearable art collection through rare pre-owned treasures is the new form of sustainable luxury.’ We couldn’t agree more.

EXPLORE: ekcluxury.com

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Branded as ‘a modern approach to buying, selling and sharing in luxury,’ Lymited’s debut collection of unique, collectible items ranges from eccentric furnishings to limited-edition sneakers, spectacular art works and more – you’ll be spoilt for choice. If the expansive edit is a little overwhelming, the brand’s in-house industry experts are on hand to help you locate what you’re looking for… or perhaps introduce you to something you never knew you needed.

EXPLORE: lymited.com

By Rotation

Eshita Kabra-Davies founded this fashion rental app following a trip to her native home, Rajasthan in India, where the devastating impact of textile waste became more evident than ever. Making luxury items more affordable, accessible and naturally kinder to the planet, the platform is ideal for when you’re in need of a one-off occasion dress, or that designer bag you’ve always wanted (but aren’t quite ready to splash out on). The brand has recently partnered with boutique hotel collection Page 8 to offer hotel guests a unique rental concierge service this summer, where a series of luxury pre-loved items will be available to rent (delivered to the room in under 90 minutes or less) – so you can be sure to pack light.

EXPLORE: byrotation.com

Resale Sites

Sellier Knightsbridge

If it’s a genuine Hermes handbag that you’re after, Sellier Knightsbridge is where you’ll find your perfect match. The luxury resale store is “the UK’s most trusted reseller of authentic Hermes bags”, but you’ll also find a range of equally-as-desirable designer clothes, shoes and accessories, along with a small collection of menswear. For those who prefer to do their pre-loved shopping in person (post-Covid of course), the brand’s consignment store at Cheval Place in Knightsbridge – which has delighted customers since the 1970s– is a must-visit.

EXPLORE: sellierknightsbridge.com

Endless Wardrobe

The first ‘three-way shop’ platform (rent, buy new and purchase pre-loved), Endless Wardrobe is on a mission to transform the way we consume fashion into a more sustainable and circular concept. Founded by two friends, Hannah and Rosie – who have spent many years sharing clothes – the platform features a range of coveted brands, from Free People to Alexa Chung, Whistles and De La Vali (where you can rent a luxe frisco mini dress for four days for around £45), with the aim of making designer and luxury fashion more affordable, and more importantly, eco-friendly.

EXPLORE: endlesswardrobe.com

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Endless Wardrobe | Alexa Chung Kimono Dress


Selfridges continues to lead from the front when it comes to disrupting traditional retail. As well as working with The Restory (for repairing your old Chanel) and Hurr Collective (for dress rental), they’ve now launched a pre-loved fashion section both in store in The Corner Shop and online. Soon, you’ll be able to sell your vintage pieces with them too.

EXPLORE: selfridges.com

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Rent the Runway

Lauded for leading the charge on the rental fashion movement, Rent the Runway was founded in 2009 by Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss in the US and began by offering women low rental fees for designer dresses. The company recently graduated to two ‘membership’ models, now with over 550 designer partners offering pieces for a plethora of occasions and even exclusive capsule collections for Rent the Runway.

EXPLORE: renttherunway.com

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Front Row

Shika Bodani launched Front Row, London’s first luxury designer rental service, in 2016, spotting a gap in the market for a high-end fashion wardrobe on rotation. Bodani saw the fashion influencer culture as key to peddling the sartorial shift and endeavoured to bring America’s rental success stories to the UK, enabling clients instant access to the hottest designers and trends for a fraction of the retail price.

EXPLORE: frontrow.uk.com

Girl Meets Dress

With a pay-as-you-go or membership option, Girl Meets Dress is Europe’s leading fashion rental site on a mission to build a ‘wardrobe in the cloud’. Founding the company in 2009, Anna Bance pins the new borrowing norm on the rise of the experience economy where trips are prioritised over expensive designer dresses, along with an increasing consumer conscience and responsible shopping mentality. Ideal for occasion wear from weddings to the races, shoppers can order dresses as far in advance as they wish – there is no limit. girlmeetsdress.com

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Wear the Walk

Founded in 2017 by Zoe Partridge, Wear the Walk is a rental platform enabling women to access emerging designers that have sustainability at their core, from the materials to the manufactures used. They have a two-pronged approach to sustainability, reaching the ‘I have nothing to wear’ consumer while scrutinising the production process of designers.

EXPLORE: wearthewalk.co.uk

Voyager Club

Voyager Club is a luxury travel service and styling facility for the jet setting, time-poor glitterati after a seamless, stylish trip. Co-founders, Sophie Caulcutt and Ashley Barras’ recently extended their services into more sustainable territory, curating optimised eco-friendly and sustainable travel across their wardrobe and accommodation.

EXPLORE: voyagerclub.co

My Wardrobe HQ

Launched in 2019, this fashion-pack favourite quickly amassed an impressive catalogue of top designer brands, from heavyweights like Chanel, Gucci and Prada to newer labels like Rixo, Dodo Bar Or and Ganni. Members can enjoy an extended rental period – up to 14 days – and, if they find themselves falling for the piece, buy it outright. Surely the chicest way to ‘try before you buy’.

EXPLORE: mywardrobehq.com


One of the newer resale sites to hit the second-hand luxury market is Cudoni, launched in 2017 after founder James Harford-Tyrer noticed a gap in the market for premium fashion resale sites. Targeted at stylish individuals with overflowing wardrobes, the seamless service couldn’t be easier to use: after listing an item you’d like to sell, Cudoni arrange a free pick-up and packaging service at your chosen time. There’s plenty for those looking to buy too: both women’s and men’s clothes, accessories, shoes, watches and jewellery. ‘Simple, trustworthy, and sustainable – we offer a first-class service that takes care of every detail in selling whilst supporting the global shift towards a greener future; aiming to be a truly effortless service that makes luxury fashion circular,’ says James.

EXPLORE: cudoni.com

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Vestiaire Collective

Parisian powerhouse, Vestiaire Collective, defied the naysayers and brought vintage or rather ‘preloved’ into the tech sphere, operating as a high-end ebay with a rigorous quality control. Founded in Paris in 2009, Vestiaire is now the leading online marketplace for buying and selling pre-owned designer clothing and accessories.

EXPLORE: vestairecollective.com

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HEWI London

HEWI (Hardly Ever Worn It) is one of the ultimate luxury resale sites, bursting at the seams with barely-worn Dolce & Gabbana dresses to brand new (just the wrong colour for its custodian) Dior jackets et al.

EXPLORE: hardlyeverwornit.com


SKIIM Paris is known for their attention to craftsmanship and zero waste, producing high-end womenswear that is both contemporary and made to last. But what some people may not realise is that SKIIM Paris also offers a rental service, Rent The Look, which allows users access to pieces from the brand’s archives. Designer delivered right to your door.

EXPLORE: skiim-paris.com

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