10 Fun facts about The Luxury Closet and the beautiful, designer pieces it buys and sells

LuxuryClosetDubai, 19th November 2015: The Luxury Closet, which was established in 2011, is the Middle East’s largest online boutique, buying and selling a variety of beautiful, authentic and often bespoke designer pieces. Kunal Kapoor, CEO of The Luxury Closet often gets asked interesting questions such as what the most expensive handbag ever sold has been, how many new pieces TheLuxuryCloset.com gets every week and what is the most unique designer piece they ever received which is why we decided to put together 10 fun facts on The Luxury Closet to give you a sneak peak into our world.

  • Did you know that The Luxury Closet gets approximately 500 new items, including designer handbags, shoes, clothing and accessories, per week? That’s a lot of browsing for us to do!
  • The Luxury Closet sold its 30th Hermes Birkin handbag in April 2015. The Birkin series of handbags retail at astronomical prices ranging from AED 42,000 to AED 550,00 depending on the type of leather and exotic skins used. With just 70,000 Birkin bags produced in 2014, the series is highly coveted and are reputed to have a waiting list of up to six years when buying them brand new.
  • The most expensive handbag that The Luxury Closet currently has in stock is the Hermes Sellier Kelly 32, which is selling for AED 157,588. The handbag is beautifully crafted using matte brown Havana Alligator skin which contributes to its exorbitant price tag.
  • The largest designer delivery that The Luxury Closet ever received in one batch, was a haul of 200 high-end designer items from a renowned, VIP local family who continue to sell exclusive pieces on the site.
  • In 2013, The Luxury Closet managed to get its hands on one of just 500 Louis Vuitton Luxury Monogrammed Teddy Bears, called Dou Dou. Extremely rare, as the only bear to ever be created by Louis Vuitton, the adorable Dou Dou sold for an eye-watering AED 32,670.
  • Pre-loved wedding dresses have become a major trend recently with many brides choosing to sell their once-worn dresses and using the money to buy a sentimental piece of jewellery that they can wear everyday. The most expensive wedding dress ever sold on The Luxury Closet was a Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Lace Wedding Dress that sold for AED 48,840.
  • All designer handbags come with an authentication tag, which should always be kept in a safe place, should you want to sell the piece in the future. Each authentication tag features a unique number that can be traced online ensuring the authenticity of the product.
  • The most desirable, popular handbag in the world has been said to be the Chanel Flap Bag and highly desirable and expensive Hermes Birkin (and Kim K has at least 15 of these beauties in her accessories wardrobe!)
  • Did you know that the most expensive item ever sold on The Luxury Closet was a Harry Winston Diamond and Platinum Ice Flow Women’s Wristwatch 32MM that sold for AED 2,515,720. That’s a lotta dollar!
  • All fine jewellery that is submitted to The Luxury Closet to be sold, is processed by TheLuxuryCloset’s expert specialist team using microscopes, magnification loops, diamond and moissanite testers, gem refractometers and gold testers to ensure absolute authentication and value for money.

Browse through www.theluxurycloset.com for our full selection of sunglasses, handbags, shoes, perfectly tailored clothing and accessories to perfectly suit this season’s trends.

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