FarFetch launches sustainability initiative Second Life

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FarFetch, the online luxury fashion retail platform that sells products from over 700 boutiques and brands from around the world, announced today their launch of the initiative Second Life which gives people in the UK and European markets the ability to send their bags in for FarFetch credits and while they do not say what they will pay, I’m guessing it’s going to be a bit more than a cashout.

Brands Accepted:

Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Bvlgari, Cartier, Celine, Chanel, Chloé, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Hermès, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Maison Goyard, MCM, Miu Miu, Mulberry, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Versace, YSL

You receive credits as soon as they receive and verify your bag and you can use those credit on anything on the Farfetch website. What they accept and do not is below.

We accept…

We accept items in the following condition: minor stains on the interior and
exterior, faded/tarnished hardware, minor scratches, slightly out-of-shape
items, watermark stains on leather and loose threads.

We don’t accept…

We don’t accept items in the following condition: torn/ripped material,
peeling or cracking of leather/material, interior peeling, deformed
handles, extreme discolouration/staining, holes in material, ripped
handles or torn material on handles, fabric run, damaged zippers, outlet
items, employee sale items, press samples, bags with monograms or
artistic personalisation.

I’m behind any company that promotes sustainability and what I like about what Farfetch is doing is giving the customer options.  It’s pretty safe to say that when you sell for cash, the offer is usually pretty low and if you can trade for credit, it’s usually higher.
Again, while it’s only available in the European markets at this time, as soon as it goes broader, I’ll update this post.

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