It’s on its way – The Couture Vulture Preloved Designer Sale is coming to Birmingham!

If you love the idea of owning a designer wardrobe, but don’t really want to pay designer prices, an event is coming to Birmingham’s Malmaison that is just for you. Couture Vulture are bringing their “pop up store” to  the top Birmingham Hotel for a two day fashion event where you can buy pre-loved designer brands for prices you won’t even believe.

Malmaison will become a shopper’s paradise for those who love a label and a luxury buy, with a diverse mix of preloved women’s clothes, shoes and accessories that range from the High-End High Street of  All Saints to my designer of choice,  Vivienne Westwood. The majority of pieces for sale are totally new stock, so you won’t have seen this before, even if you have attended a previous Couture Vulture pre-loved event.

The Mezzanine floor at the Mal will become a fashion lovers dream for just one weekend. You can shop to your hearts content, and then once your shopping desires are sated, you can  relax with your friends and enjoy a drink or two at the bar comparing your fabulous finds.

The “Couture Vulture Preloved Designer Sale” will be at Malmasion, The Mailbox onSaturday 5th April 12.30pm – 4.30 pm and 6th April 2014 from 11.00 – 4.30 pm.

If all this wasn’t enough, you can shop in the knowledge that the event is supporting Birmingham Children’s Hospital, with a percentage of the sales proceeds being donated to their charity. There will also be a charity raffle where there is an opportunity to win some amazing designer prizes.

So add this date to your diary. Bring your friends and enjoy the new way to shop, recycle and grab a designer bargain. You won’t regret it!

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Introducing Couture Crush

Every so often, a new concept in shopping comes along to excite and invite, Couture Crush is just one of those websites. The concept is really simple, Couture Crush offers you the means to sell your unwanted designer and vintage buys in a safe environment, you can also look for a designer bargain at the fraction of the RRP. And, most interesting, if you have something to sell, and want to buy something on the site, you can always offer a swap, hence the fabulous motto ‘see, seek and switch’.


Kaley Beardsmore, the brains behind Couture Crush describes some of their clients on the about page, saying ‘Our members are an eclectic mix of fashion conscience students looking to add a pair of Louboutins to a high street look, to young professionals seeking a Chanel handbag for the big boardroom seminars, to socialites and fashionistas looking for a rare find and something completely unique from our handpicked vintage collection.’ I would agree that all these ladies would love and gain from the Couture Crush service, but I think a group has been missed out.

In these label obsessed days, moms often spend a fortune on clothing for their young children, with designer labels being more popular than ever for fashion-conscious mothers with fashion-conscious kids. Labels such as Burberry, Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs all design ranges for children, with Ralph Lauren and Ben Sherman being amongst other labels that are child friendly. The main problem with these ranges is that very young children grow very quickly, and so often the designer wear has hardly been worn before it is consigned to the pile labeled ‘no longer fits’. The idea solution to this is to be able to sell it on, and Couture Crush is a great way to be able to do this. You can either sell the items on at the price that suits you, or you can swap for something else, maybe clothes in the next size up for your child, or even a little treat for yourself!

Burberry Top currently available at Couture Crush.

Burberry Top currently available at Couture Crush.

Polo Ralph Lauren top currently for sale at Couture Crush

Polo Ralph Lauren top currently for sale at Couture Crush

Membership is free, and there is a  pre-sales authentication service from Authenticate4U. This is definitely a great way to make some money from items that no longer fit, you no longer want, or no longer need. Couture Crush is a great idea that I expect to grow and grow. Why not join today?