The resale market continues to grow but in order to sell luxury goods, many customers seek authenticated products to justify the sometimes still high price tags. Fashionphile is one business that is capitalizing on the expanding market with a rigorous screening process that involves a combination of well-trained staff and cutting-edge technology.
The front of the 30,000 square foot building is a showroom where customers can bring in their gently-loved bags to be evaluated on-site and browse the selection of curated pieces. Each bag is thoroughly authenticated based on precise colors, hardware, fonts, and logos by an employee with a minimum of 5,200 hours of training. Plus, a device is used to precisely identify Pantone shales and even x-rayed to reveal the interior hardware.
Once authentication has been determined, the price of the product is determined by its condition, the current inventory, and its usual shelf life.
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Fashionphile Sells Authenticated Luxury Second-Hand Goods
1. Rigorous Authentication Processes - Implementing advanced technology and trained staff to authenticate luxury goods can provide a competitive edge in the growing resale market.
2. Curated Showrooms - Creating physical spaces where customers can evaluate and browse authenticated second-hand luxury goods can enhance the shopping experience.
3. Precise Evaluation Methods - Using techniques such as x-ray scanning and Pantone color identification can ensure accurate authentication of luxury products.
1. Luxury Resale - Businesses that specialize in authenticating and reselling luxury goods can tap into the growing demand for second-hand luxury products.
2. Fashion Retail - Traditional fashion retailers can incorporate authentication processes to offer pre-owned luxury items and tap into the resale market.
3. Technology Solutions - Companies offering advanced technology for authentication purposes can find opportunities within the luxury goods industry.