...but crocs though?
Words by Megan C. Hills
We love a good designer investment piece and to be honest, it looks like the rest of you do too. Fashion search engine Lyst.co.uk recently released their quarterly report of what the best selling designer items are this year, as well as which brands are dominated the top of the charts and we bet you’ve seen loads of them before all over Instagram.
Unsurprisingly, Gucci came out on top as the hottest brand at the moment and a couple of their hero products also snuck into the top ten most sought after designer items using Lyst’s gigantic bank of shopping data. Following closely behind, Off-White, BALENCIAGA, Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana secured the next four slots and they’re all names you’re like to have seen the street style set toting around at fashion week.
Want to find out what the most in-demand products are this year? Scroll on for more…
Literally all your favourite Instagrammers have been using this belt to hold up chic patterned trousers or add a cinch to flowy dresses. It’s not hard to imagine why because it’s super elegant and also something you’re going to get buckets of use out of, though you’ll have to dig deep into your pockets and shell out a tidy £320 for it.
Priced at £320, available at NET-A-PORTER
While FILA may not be the most high-end designer on the list, they’re giving the big guns a run for their money with these all white dad trainers. The Disruptor is easily their most popular style (the gold ones always seem to be out of stock in particular) and are way more affordable at £80 – if you can get your hands on them.
Priced at £80, available at Urban Outfitters
The hot, hot heat has apparently inspired loads of people to start shelling out for some pricier swimwear and this minimal suit is one we’re utterly obsessed with. Tapping into a key summer fashion trend, they’ve gone big on their logo and the red and blue monogram stripe add a retro feel to the whole thing.
Priced at £288, available at Gucci
The bum bag has raised its head once again this summer and while I personally thought we’d see the Gucci Marmont bum bag on this list, it’s this nylon Prada piece that beat it to the top. With a small logo and two zip pockets, you’ll see the urban street style set rocking this over edgy jumpers and silky racing stripe trackies.
Priced at £430, available at FARFETCH
Jacquemus has long been beloved by the coolest fashion girls on the block and this ruched dress is just cementing that. You can’t see it too well in this photograph, but it has a super dramatic side split and a totally exposed strappy back – totally something you’d find in a Kendall Jenner’s closet.
Priced at £423, available at NET-A-PORTER
Off-White’s been a big name recently, especially since its main designer Virgil Abloh hopped on over to Louis Vuitton to take over as creative director. Unsurprisingly, people have been keen to get their hands on an Abloh original and this loud belt has been flying off the shelves.
Priced at £145, red version available at Harrods
7. Chanel Canvas Espadrilles
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a pair of these babies anymore, as these canvas shoes have had people scouring the web for even a glimmer of a pre-owned pair. In fact, lots of people have actually been turning to Lyst for help as they feature a number of pre-loved boutiques on their site. In the meantime, we’re expecting this super similar leather take below to fly off the shelves.
Priced at £495, available at Chanel,
While those narrow 90s sunglasses and cat-eye silhouettes have made a major comeback this season, these dark sunnies from Celine have been some of the most in-demand. With edges sharp enough to cut glass, they’re sold out everywhere but you can add yourself to the waitlist below.
9. GOAT Whitney Dress
This dress is from yonks ago and you’re unlikely to find it anywhere now, but for some reason people are still utterly obsessed with it. And that reason has just recently become the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan Markle renewed major interest in British brand GOAT when she wore a different dress and promptly crashed the site – as she does. The Meghan Markle effect is a real thing, y’all.
You are NEVER going to convince me that these are cute and chic. BALENCIAGA’s surprise collaboration with crocs threw everyone for a loop and these out of this world platforms are the oddest love child. The proof’s in the pudding though as they’re some of the most searched for items on Lyst and – well – they’re still in stock if you really want to do this to yourself.
Priced at £645, available at FARFETCH
Do you have any of these? If you do, I’m incredibly jealous and I’m coming over to yours immediately to try them on. Barring the crocs. Yeesh.
The best selling designer items 2017
Words by Penny Goldstone
Fortunately, with a thriving market for selling and buying pre-loved designer clothing online, such insights are easy to come by. Rebelle.com‘s UK Country Manager Virginia Feacey shares the low down on the five fastest selling designer labels this year. And in case you were wondering, designer bargains get sold in just 2 minutes and 9 seconds. We bet that as all the Black Friday designer deals creep forwards, we’ll see that number skyrocket soon…
1. Chanel – The Boy Bag – 02.09 minutes
Not quite ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ but not far off, Chanel wins hands down with its classic mini leather Boy Bag selling out on the same day it arrived. The Chanel Boy, with its adjustable strap, will set you back £3,300 if new, but the right bag can fetch anything as much as £6K following a massive 230% spike in value over recent years. Typically characterised by its ‘CC’ logo and quilting, a rarer version of the bag, for example those made with crocodile skin, can be resold for tens of thousands of pounds.
2. Louis Vuitton – Damier Tote Bag – 03.04 minutes
There has been a huge growth year on year for Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton bags are highly sought after, with nearly all of the most iconic styles defiantly holding their value in the secondary market. In great condition, a Louis Vuitton handbag could resell for anything up to 70% or more of the original retail value; The most expensive Louis Vuitton bag sold on Rebelle to date is the ‘Artsy Empreinte’ made of exotic python leather which sold for €7,000 and originally retailed around €12,000.
3. Chanel – White Trainers – 03.26 minutes
With results of a new study finding the value increase out-performing housing prices, it’s no surprise that our customers love everything Chanel, from oversized knitwear to belts, to these unique fringed sneakers. With Chanel, it might be just a black dress to one person, but to a real fan it’s the best black dress you’ll ever find and you’ll wear it for decades. This is especially reflected in limited edition or special order pieces, which always do well at resale.
4. Celine – Grey Shopper – 04.19 minutes
Owning a Celine bag has become, in short, a must have. Together with a cult Ready-to-Wear collection in 2010, Celine launched three famous handbag ranges; the Cabas, the Luggage and the Classic; that have now become synonymous with the ultimately Parisian-cool brand. All logo free, simple yet distinguishable, these classic accessories have quickly become the best sellers from the entire collection, with shopper versions of the bag selling out on the same day they arrive at our warehouse.
5. Hermes – Leather Belt – 04.44 minutes
Hermes is a timeless designer heavyweight that’s actually predicted to make you money, the brand generally increase the prices between 5% and 10% annually for a new bag, so it’s no surprise that pieces get snapped up so quickly! The Birkin itself is a huge investment – the most expensive version of the bag currently on REBELLE available for as much as £104k! So it’s often the smaller accessories that go flying off our virtual shelves first.