If you are on this page, it means you wanted to get to know us a little bit more, and we are all about being transparent with you. So where do we start...
Oh yeah with the brand...
Sarah was submerged in the world of fashion at an early age. She was born in Paris, the fashion capital of the world, and raised in the most fashion-forward district of Paris, where the streets are real life runways. At age 17, inspired by the American dream, she moved to California to further her education and study Fashion Marketing. She worked for iconic fashion luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Prada for several years, where she specialized as a product specialist . Sarah became an expert in luxury brand authentication, luxury craftsmanship and learned the intricacies of how the luxury industry operates. With a foot in the industry and with deep insights from her relationships with her trusted clients, she realized that selling luxury goods in a retail store, the old fashioned way, was a business model that needed revamping.
Adriana is the definition of a world citizen. She experienced and got inspired by some of the most culturally versatile places on earth. She was born in Venezuela from Italian and Colombian parents, and grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Lugano, Milan, Mexico City, Paris and finally San Francisco. Inspired by the rich fashion culture within these metropolitan cities, she pursued a career in Fashion Marketing. At age 20, she was selected and featured as a Future Star of Fashion at Teen Vogue Fashion University, and was elected winner of the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. She first started her career building luxury experience working for the fashion luxury brand Moda Operandi, and eventually worked her way up through digital creative strategy for a digital media company, where she was inspired to connect women to fashion in a unique way.
The two discussed how difficult it was to buy brand-new and authentic items in the reselling market. Why was it that a deal on a luxury handbag needed to mean old and beat-up? Was there a way to tap into women’s closets and only re-sell the handbags that were in fact brand-new, and for whatever reason, never been worn? And if these bags were brand new, could women actually make back their original investment? And so the ideas began…..
For the past year, we have been experimenting with this idea - the idea that truly special bags can hold their resale value and make for smart financial investments. After studying market trends and popularity, we learned to recognize which pieces hold their value longer, what conditions they need to be in, and how to forecast the future value of a handbag in order for it to become a good investment.
Each and every one of our handbags is brand new, or in pristine condition. We make sure each handbag we add-on to our collection is a quality, hard-to-aquire piece in the re-selling market, and we make sure to price our pieces at a great value compared to retail and the re-selling market. We only sell a handful of handbags, the ones that we know are only going to appreciate in value.
“Wait, but that’s the catch? How can something brand-new be cheaper than retail?” Because of how we source, you are able to get a deal. We source all of our items from a large community of personal connections, collectors and private businesses located around the globe. As personal shoppers with our eyes always looking out for those special pieces, we are not only able to acquire bags that are extremely difficult to find - but it also allows us to source brand new bags in the pre-owned market at incredible prices - so that you can shop brand-new luxury at a deal.
Our collection is mindfully curated at all times. With us, you will find some of the greatest investment pieces, such as bags from Hermés, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Each and every one of our handbags listed is hand-picked and considered a hard-to-acquire piece - all at a better price compared to retail and other marketplaces.
We know shopping for authentic luxury items online isn't easy - but we pride ourselves in delivering, and guaranteeing, 100% authentic bags. We ensure that every item is accurately described and meets our high standards of condition quality. The authentication of every piece is inspected to ensure that its details meet the brand's established standards of quality in: stamping, stitching, hardware, authenticity stamps, date codes, serial numbers, materials and craftsmanship. Our guarantee - or your money back.
Our goal is for each and every one of our clients to get their dream handbag at an amazing deal, while at the same time, getting the best shopping experience possible.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.0 Rating From 100+ Clients
This is my 3rd purchase from The-Collectory within A MONTH. If that doesn't speak volumes about the customer service I received, I don't know what else will. These ladies know their clientele and are fashion forward on the items try provide. I'm extremely lucky to have found The-Collectory.
I purchased a Louis Vuitton Petite Malle & the customer service was as good as it can get! When dealing in high dollar items one needs great communication, to be trust worthy, accuracy, honesty & patience..! The girls hit all the marks and are always willing to give the best deal! Couldn't be happier with my Petite Malle!! Would definitely buy from again!!
If I could give The-Collectory 10 stars I would! First, the experience is like nothing I ever had. Second, their selection is amazing! Highly sought after pieces that you cannot find anywhere else. Third, the prices are far less than retail. Buy with the most absolute confidence. I bought two dream bags within ten days... I will be a forever client. I will never look beyond The-Collectory. Simply a class act.