Wizard's Vintage: Second hand goods for the rich
Published: 23rd Mar 2021
Johannesburg, Gauteng - Unusually among retailers currently, 'pre-owned luxury designer brand' retailer Wizard's Vintage is "very busy", showroom manager Karen Orzol said.
Wizard's Vintage takes apparel on consignment, and has about 10 000 items in stock, she said.
"During the lockdown, many women had clearouts, and the people who shop here still have money. There are a lot of people who will only wear something once."
On its Facebook page, the business describes its business model this way: "Buying vintage is great for the aspirational shopper who wants to own the big labels, but doesn’t necessarily have the budget to buy Armani straight off the rack. Importantly, it’s also a way to recycle..."
She said the business never buys in new stock, and turns away many items.