The RealReal x Gucci: Top 5 Pieces To Consign & Shop
Today, on National Consignment Day, Gucci is teaming up with us at The RealReal to unveil the shop in shop, The RealReal x Gucci, dedicated to pre-loved Alessandro Michele collections and supporting the circular economy. Now through the end of the year, when you consign or shop Gucci at The RealReal a donation will be made to One Tree Planted to help protect biodiversity and reforestation. The RealReal x Gucci shop features pre-loved items, from the House’s classic loafers to coveted GG handbags to logo belts. To date, consignment of women’s and men’s Gucci clothing on The RealReal has saved 230 metric tons of carbon and 10+ million liters of water (eco savings stats we arrived at with the use of our TRR Sustainability Calculator). We asked the TRR pros and crunched the numbers to help you dial into the most coveted and enduringly valuable pieces in the store. Read on to discover what’s most in demand, and how much you can earn for your Gucci.
Gucci Horsebit Loafers
The instantly recognizable moccasin has been a House signature since it was introduced in the early 1950s. “Creative Director Alessandro Michele revolutionized the use of this brand hallmark by turning a classic loafer into a mule and creating various styles and colors everyone can wear,” explains TRR Senior Men’s Merchandising Manager Aaron McWilliams. The numbers tell the story: leather Horsebit loafers are the #2 top-selling Gucci item overall on The RealReal this year, and the #1 men’s Gucci item — and the resale value for Horsebit loafers is up 30% this year.
Gucci Waist Bags
Not long ago waist bags were considered a fashion don’t. “Gucci bags are rising in resale value across the board, so it is a great time to consign,” says TRR Handbags, Shoes & Accessories Merchandise Manager Kelly McSweeney. “Belt bags have increased 18% in resale value this year, and on average they sell for 80% of retail.” And while many brands may have jumped on the waist bag revival bandwagon, Gucci has always known they were cool. “Gucci has incorporated belt bags in their collections for many years, which is why TRR has so many great vintage GG canvas versions available on the site,” explains McSweeney.
Gucci jewelry is in demand, courtesy of Alessandro Michele’s designs which reimagine antique pieces like the brooch and styling looks with multiple rings. Jewelry has had the highest category growth of Gucci items on The RealReal this year, and according to TRR Fine Jewelry & Watches Editorial Manager Steffi Lee, it sells fast. “We see an average of 72% of items selling in 30 days or less,” she says. “Earrings are one of the most in-demand styles for Gucci jewelry — an average of 88% of items sell in 30 days or less! Current or recent Alessandro Michele pieces, especially with the double G logo, are most popular.”
Gucci GG Belts
The GG Marmont belt has been a signature of Alessandro Michele’s Gucci since the first look of his first runway show for the House. GG leather belts are the top-selling Gucci item at The RealReal this year, and the #2 most coveted item of all time on the site. Whether you’re looking to add one to your collection, or sell and swap out for a new style, their reputation makes them a sound investment. “Gucci GG leather belts are one of the most consistent items in terms of their resale value,” says McSweeney. “GG Marmont belts can sell just under retail, at 92% of their original price.”
Gucci Crossbody Bags
A vehicle for endless iterations of logomania and creative embellishment, Gucci crossbody bags are investment pieces that are always in demand. “Overall, resale value for Gucci handbags is on the rise so it’s a great time to sell — Gucci crossbody bags have increased in resale value by 13% versus last year,” says McSweeney. Alessandro Michele’s vintage-inflected GG Marmont style is a perennial favorite. The GG Marmont matelassé mini bag clocks in at #5 most-Obsessed and holds an impressive average 87% resale value. For a deeper dive into even more Gucci handbag collections that include coveted crossbodies — from the Arli to the Ophidia — check out our breakdown here.