The art of thrifting and finding luxury brands is now a lot easier with Vaunte.com ! For those who enjoy thrifting, and like, well, everyone who thrifts, we’re always hoping we’ll find that one amazing classic Dior bag or strand of Chanel pearls languishing at the bottom of a bargain bin.
The New York Times reports that Christian Leone and Leah Park, the site’s founders, met as execs at Gilt Groupe, that famous flash sale shopping site. But Vaunte combines the luxury appeal of Gilt with the thrifty pleasures of vintage shopping; Leone and Park work with chic Manhattan women to help them find items they wish to sell, list them online and ship the couture to the purchaser.
The Proenza and Oscar you can find on Vaunte are 100% authentic, and there’s no eBay-like bidding wars: just click and buy. Current treasures listed on the site include exclusive goodies straight from the Upper East Side, like a $600 Carolina Herrera gown and a Rag & Bone leather jacket.