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Since the cost of buying designer goods is similar to buying a car these days, a piece's resale value shouldn't be overlooked. From $22,000 Proenza bags to $9,000 Ralph Lauren dresses, online consignment emporium The RealReal analyzed the purchasing habits of its shoppers using the company's luxury resale value app to find out which brands have the highest and lowest resale values.
For the brands that hold their value the longest, The RealReal found that Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Hermès, Cartier, David Yurman, Alaïa, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Goyard were all good bets. Givenchy, Victoria Beckham, Charlotte Olympia and Alexander McQueen also had an unexpectedly high resale value.
On the other hand, the brands that lose value the fastest included Tod's, Versace, Marni, Valextra, and Etro. The RealReal found that Alexander Wang, 3.1 Philip Lim, and Marc Jacobs all had unexpectedly low resale value, probably due to their current popularity and subsequent saturation of the market.
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