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Meet the People Who Sell Used Clothing to Rihanna, Amal Clooney

Sales of high-end vintage attire and accessories are soaring—both in volume and price—and a handful of small businesses are taking advantage of market forces that are making what was old new again.
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Photographer: Blake Mathew

Veteran retailer Seth Weisser is in the middle of construction for his largest, most ambitious store to date: a 3,800 square-foot flagship just off Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif. It will sell designer clothes, accessories, and jewelry; he plans special stores-within-a-store for Chanel and Hermès. “It will be extremely elegant, with high-end marble, brass fittings, and turn of the century Cartier showcases,” Weisser explains by phone from his office in New York, “This is going to be the ultimate luxury shopping experience.”

There’s one crucial difference between Weisser’s newest boutique and those nearby, such as Louis Vuitton or Valentino: It will sell used clothing.