When the Hermes Calya Mules (clogs) first dropped, they jumped to the top of several discerning fashionista’s wish lists. They were impossible to get. I scored a pair at the Hermes Dallas store shortly after the initial frenzy and thought I hit the jack pot. Fast forward to a year later and they’ve barely been worn. Do I think they’re beautiful and chic? Yes, but on others.
I’ve come to the conclusion I am not a clog person. I simply can’t stand the sound of them on my hardwood floors. I decided to part with them while still in demand and consigned them on The RealReal. I figured I’d cut my loss early in the game, but they sold immediately and at a higher price than what I paid. No loss at all! I’m glad I didn’t hold on to them too long thinking I’d wear them more in the future. Sometimes, it’s best to accept that not all buys are going to work out as planned and parting with them is the smart move.
Love this!! And thank you for this insight. I often look at my higher end purchases as “renting” and resale them the next season.this keeps my wardrobe refreshed and my picket book full!
That’s a good way to look at it.
I wish you would do a post about reselling luxury goods! I like Elene’s way of looking at it as renting. I wouldn’t hesitate as often if I knew of good resale options.
I too would love to know if others have places they’d recommend to sell luxury goods.
Ha! I understand completely about the clogs although I do wear them.
My pet peeve is with mules / strapless sandals. I do not like the slap-slap sound of the shoe hitting one’s foot that some can make when walking. If the shoe holds my foot more securely & no sound, then they are a keeper!
BTW, love the impossibly chic coats on the three ladies in your photo. The zebra print is exquisite (IMO) & the fit is to-die-for!!!
Thank you for sharing.
Agree with you there!
Yes, it’s good to know what works and what doesn’t. I do love the look of the Hermes mule on others. I mean the image above couldn’t be any more chic!
I bought a pair, took them to the cobblers, and had them put some rubber on the soles to remove the perpetual ‘clunk’ – and then I bought a second pair, ha.
I really appreciate you acknowledgement that, even after the purchase, you can still like something but also recognize when it’s just not for you.
I’ve never gotten clogs, so brava for selling them. I’ve put two mint condition Chanel dresses up for sale on TheRealReal, and they’ve listed both of them as sweaters for a third of the price I paid for them. Not the best introduction to their site. Brenda
That’s disappointing to hear about The Real Real! I hope they corrected the listing for you.
Oh boy… been there, done that. A friend of mine once asked me what was more valuable to me: real estate (space in my closet) or the thing I’m holding onto because it was expensive, in demand… I’m with you. If it doesn’t work, cut your losses, let someone else enjoy it, and move on.
I’m so tired of the Real Real with their very high prices and not paying me what I think I should be making on my items. I received $300 for a large like new Gucci Ostrich belt that I paid $1100 for. There is a smart woman in the east side of LA with a lovely brick and mortar store and a great ebay presence. She has a great eye and is very discerning. She knows what things should cost and I do very well with her. The store is Gift of Garb on Hyperion and her name is Abby!