I don’t like to call my preloved Dolce and Gabbana dresses ‘used’. Preloved seems a better fit. Second-hand is OK. It’s a minefield if you don’t know how to authenticate dresses. Certain websites who do authenticate dresses do a good job but have pushed prices up! Don’t pay more than you need to for the real thing. These sites are still pushing against people who want too much for their dresses.
What I Look for In Second-Hand Dolce and Gabbana Dresses
It’s important to be realistic about the condition of second-hand Dolce and Gabbana dresses. I find buying from individuals is problematic because they have rose-tinted glasses when it comes down to the condition of their dress!
Ideally what I am looking for when searching for preloved dresses is a dress which has had the tags taken off – then has been stored away. In other words, is unworn. These are hard to find but worth seeking out. But it happens more often than you might think. This allows you to snag a great Dolce and Gabbana (or other designers dress) for a steal.
Prices of Preloved Dresses Have to Be Reasonable
To my mind prices for preloved dresses have to be reasonable – even if they are all but ‘new’. There is still a stigma attached to buying ‘used’ but if you know what to look for or have a trusted source, you can get yourself a serious bargain. Afterall, why pay more for the same look than you really have too? This means sellers should be realistic. I promise you this is often not the case. Sellers often have an inflated opinion of the condition of their item. It seems ‘mint’ and ‘pristine’ mean different things to different people. This is why I prefer to buy from dealers.
A Good Frock’s Dolce and Gabbana Preloved Dress Collection
A Good Frock’s Preloved Dress collection is small but growing. I set the bar high, so my collection grows slowly and most of my inventory is not yet listed. Some dresses I love so much I wonder if I can part with them
I keep repeating to myself the mantra ‘don’t fall in love with the merch’. But watch this space for sporadic new additions. They do come along but I would not say I add them thick and fast. I am completely paranoid about condition and signs of wear. Different rules can apply for vintage dresses but for second-hand Dolce and Gabbana dresses I have a strictly no flaws policy.