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August 9, 2016

By Jody Hume

WE’VE UNCOVERED THE BIGGEST TRENDS IN LUXURY RESALE THIS YEAR (SO FAR)

We’re more than halfway through 2016 and already, a lot has happened. The year has been eventful on many fronts and the world of fashion, along with its impact on the luxury resale market, is no exception. Designer shakeups continue to dominate the creative and business landscape of fashion’s most influential design houses, sending ripple effects through retail and resale. The first half of this year saw Hedi Slimane’s exit from Saint Laurent and Justin O’Shea’s appointment as Creative Director at Brioni, both of which made immediate impact. Surprising shifts took place among the top 20 best selling brands as well as the most coveted handbags (they’re not the same as they used to be). And The RealReal itself has changed the way people shop and consign: we’ve rolled out four brick and mortar offices where you can learn what your jewelry and watches are worth, and have continued the fight against counterfeits. Click through above to see how many counterfeits we removed from the market plus more data on international resale trends and our predictions for what’s to come in the rest of the year