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Pandemic lends modern twist to French vintage fashion sales

PARIS (Reuters) – In Artcurial’s auction house overlooking the shuttered boutiques of the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, vintage fashion expert Clara Vivien is overseeing the sale of hundreds of Chanel jackets, shoes and jewelled accessories – all online.

Paris may be the world’s fashion capital, but a third COVID-19 lockdown is once again sending lovers of luxury who have time to spare and money to spend on to their screens in search of a the next vintage Chanel dress or Hermes handbag.

Vintage was already enjoying a revival, Vivien said, driven by a growing discomfort with “fast fashion” among consumers and increasing environmental awareness. But the pandemic shifted more of it online.

“Vintage is exploding on the second-hand market,” Vivien said. “People can’t walk into boutiques and so shop at online auctions.”

Handbags sell particularly well. “People who bought a Chanel or a Hermes bag today delight in the

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Presidents’ Day Sales Are Happening as We Speak

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Wayfair & Its Sister Site Are Having Seriously Good Presidents’ Day Sales

You may already be familiar with Wayfair, the virtual one-stop-home-shop offering up mega markdowns on everything from breathable bedding to furniture staples and beyond. But, you might not know about its sister site. Joss & Main offers up just as many home scores as its well-recognized relative, only with more chicly-curated deals and a sweet spot for decor. This weekend, we’re giving the spotlight to both home decor hubs — especially when they’re each having such eye-catching Presidents’ Day sales. From now until February 15, fans can score up to 70% off Wayfair loveseats, ergonomic task chairs, all-in-one vanities, and more bestselling home goods. Or, we can scoot on over to Joss & Main’s seemingly endless bounty of rustic wicker baskets, gilded accent mirrors, bespoke-style throw pillows, and many more expensive-looking goods with shockingly slashed price tags.

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