Why I Upcycle and Resell Designer Items: NYFWM Edition

Setting the trend: Upcycle old items for NYFWM streetstyle and then sell them

Having attended NYFWM for its past three seasons now, the focus on men's streetstyle has grown tremendously with the evolution of the shows. It's become more commonplace for guys to dress themselves and for themselves - a mantra I've practiced and preached since Day 1. There's a higher demand for special streetstyle pieces that attract the plethora of photographers and admiration of your fellow fashionable insiders. 

James Payne vegan leather print jacket / Zara jumpsuit / Grey Ant sunglasses / Vivienne Westwood PVC lace-ups

This season I made a decision to go against the grain somewhat: Incorporate, recycle and make money on pieces from my pre-existing wardrobe.

This season I made a decision to go against the grain somewhat: Incorporate, recycle and make money on pieces from my pre-existing wardrobe. I've always emphasized how important it is to invest into cost-per-wear, the concept in which consumers invest in high-quality, designer and mostly timeless items that can be worn over and over again. I wanted to put this in practice to demonstrate how you can easily revive pieces and resell them as well. 

I've partnered up with Vestiaire Collective, an e-luxury consignment and reseller boutique site that's renowned for its relevant and impeccable curation of today's most sought after luxury and designer fashion labels. Select items (ranging from gently-used to almost brand new) from my NYFWM streetstyle outfits will be available for sale at a hugely discounted price. By up-cycling and reselling my high end designer pieces through Vestiaire, I am simultaneously purging my overflowing closet and making money by finding these pieces their next special home. The site, with a staggering 7 million visits per month, easily matches you with potential and serious buyers. Over the next week, I'll be uploading these items onto my profile where you can purchase them: http://bit.ly/29B5lrC

For a limited time only, we're offering a special discount code to shop these pieces exclusive to MYBELONGING readers. Just enter TOMMYLEI10 upon checkout to sweeten the deal! Better hurry, before it's all gone! 

Photography by Trindy, Men's Fashion Post & George Elder