When it comes to estate sale shopping or local online auctions, designer vintage items are always a high value find. If you’re a frequent shopper of estate sales and online auctions, you should stay on the lookout for some of the following high value vintage designer items!
Vintage Versace Housewares and Accessories
According to Worthpoint, a set of beautiful vintage Versace x Rosenthal crystal candelabra candle holders sold for approximately $450.00 in 2017! By the year 2022 that value has undoubtedly increased. Similarly a 60 piece dinnerware set of the same brand collab sold for over $4k! Next time you see a piece of vintage Versace x Rosenthal housewares you might have found a truly high value find.
Vintage Versace fashion accessories and clothing also maintain high value — depending on the condition of the items. When buying estate sale or estate auction clothing lots, be on the lookout for any signs of the Versace Medusa head design, which is an iconic symbol of the brand. According to Worthpoint, a vintage Versace scarf with the Medusa head motif sold for over $150.00 in 2011! Similarly, a metal Versace belt also sold for over $1k.
Gucci and Louis Vuitton Increases in Value
If you’re fortunate enough to find an authentic vintage Gucci or Louis Vuitton handbag — or anything else for that matter — then you’ve likely found something that has increased in value. Chances-are, if the item is in nearly perfect condition, the value of it will continue to increase the older it gets. For example, this antique Louis Vuitton chest from the early to mid 1900s sold for approximately $35k in 2012! This vintage Gucci set of bookends sold for nearly $5.5k.
Defunct Vintage Brands Also Hold Value
What if you find a vintage item from a brand that no longer exists? Sometimes these items can be valued surprisingly high in dollar amount. For example the defunct handbag brand Lockheart was a high dollar designer label back in 2008, but it was a short lived success. However, if you’re lucky enough to find one of these bags in good condition, it may be worth upwards of $500! Old 80s brands such as Bugle Boy can also catch you a few extra dollars if you sell on sites like Poshmark or Ebay.