December 10, 2019

Luxury online fashion marketplace BlinQ has launched two new services on top of its ready-to-wear segment, just in time for the holiday season—consignment service for pre-loved luxury items; and Asean Houz, a section that showcases the products of up-and-coming high-end fashion designers from around the Southeast Asian region. The high-end fashion startup now has over 20,000 customers joining the platform every month and over 1,000 luxury brands included in the platform, including Hermès, Calvin Klein, Burberry and Balenciaga.

Across the world, services facilitating the resale of pre-loved luxury goods have taken fashion communities by storm. In the US and Europe, big-name brands like Selfridges and Ralph Lauren are starting to cash in on the boom. Asia once lagged behind, bogged down by superstitions and misconceptions regarding owning items secondhand. However, the entry of cost- and eco-conscious millennials into the luxury fashion scene has changed the region’s outlook.

Globally, the resale luxury fashion market is predicted to grow at an average of 12% per year from 2019 to 2024. Boasting over 20,000 new signups per month to its e-commerce platform, BlinQ is prepared to feed the region’s growing appetite for pre-owned luxury fashion. Its bespoke consignment service offers its users a fuss-free experience when finding new homes for their pre-loved items. It takes care of the process from step one to sale, offering complimentary pick-up, price-setting and product photography.

Environmentally conscious fashion lovers worried about sustainability can make room in their closets in preparation for the new year, without the guilt that comes with throwing out a once-used, mint-condition Louis Vuitton bag.

Meanwhile, those looking to spoil themselves this holiday can do so with the pride of ‘supporting local’ through Asean Houz. BlinQ’s new section spotlights high-end designers around the region like Indonesian designer Art Kea and Vietnamese designer Ferosh.

The curated list of top local fashion designers offers Southeast Asian shoppers an easy way to discover and purchase Asian luxury items. This allows Asian fashion brands to discover a brand new audience of new customers as well as showcase some of the best talents that the region has to offer the fashion world at large.