“DOWNTOWN UPTOWN Genève”, is a high-end luxury consignment (authenticated “pre-loved” second-hand) & new socially responsible designer boutique, established in Geneva in January 2014. We have had a shop online since 2015 – one of the first luxury consignment boutiques in Switzerland to do so! We ship worldwide.
“UPTOWN” for women, focusses on chic style for day, evening and weekend wear, as well as an extensive range of shoes, bags & accessories.
“UPTOWN Genève Privé” is a private salon by appointment (call +41 78 635 6447), where you can view and buy our higher-end items, such as Hermès Birkin & Kelly bags, Chanel bags and clothes, and other haute couture; métiers d’art or collector items from Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Valentino & Gucci.
“DOWNTOWN” for men, has high quality second-hand clothes, shoes, bags & accessories, including a range of vintage luxury watches.
Our team at many years of experience in the luxury industry and personally authenticate all our items.
Shop a select range items online, or come visit the boutique, where we have over 4’000 items.
What people are saying
“Uptown boutique geneva is the good address to shop your second hand designer brand, where you can found the item still in very good quality (like a brand new) and with interesting price and very nice staff as well, definitely I will come back!”
“I had trust issues before about purchasing online, but with UPTOWN there are absolutely no worries at all! I just simply love my LV bag…”
WHO WE ARE
We bring you quality recycled luxury brands and socially responsible fashion, for both men & women, in Genève, Switzerland.
We began in December 2013 and expanded the shop in September 2016 to better serve you with a larger space and more options.
We have had a shop online since 2015 and sell internationally!
See below for more info on our team with years of experience in the fashion, ethical & second-hand industries.
The idea of “DOWNTOWN UPTOWN” is to offer a range of fashion that promotes better buying, social responsibility and protection of the environment. In addition, to give a second life to your clothes and to convey a message:
To be more responsible and involved in our consumerism.
We also pay attention to all matters relating to minimising consumerism, in this regard, we strive to minimise our impact and to promote good practices (waste sorting, recycling, fair trade and non-exploitation (fair conditions in clothing & shoe manufacturing)).
If you visit our store in rue de Monthoux, or online and make a purchase, you will automatically be contributing to recycling or ethical consumerism … we do all the hard work in sourcing, verifying and authenticating – so that you can buy responsibly without effort..
Each year, we engage in ethical and socially responsible platforms and buyer meetings to source new stock for the boutique. Our team has many years experience in human rights monitoring and research, including in labour supply chains. We also attend the annual UN forum on business and human rights, to provide a small business perspective to the meetings.
With our consignment items, our team has many years of authentication experience and we choose only the best quality luxury brands (in excellent or mint condition), or unusual vintage items to offer to you..
CO-OWNER, CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR “DOWNTOWN”
Christophe directs “DOWNTOWN”. His vision was to bring to Geneva a holistic concept of ‘slow fashion’, recycling and quality items.
With an experience of over 25 years in the sale of luxury items in Switzerland, both in Geneva and Zurich (Gucci, Burberry, Smalto, Hermès), Christophe avails his skills and knowledge at your service to ensure satisfaction.
He also is passionate about vintage watches and can source special pieces for you on request!
Christophe provides excellent style tips and can also find those rare or hard to find items for our VIP customers.
CO-OWNER, CO-FOUNDER, DIRECTOR “UPTOWN”
Giji directs “UPTOWN” and was brought up on ‘recycled fashion’ and her first second-hand purchase was a leather jacket when she was a teenager. Combined with her artistic and human security backgrounds and a love of refined quality & aesthetic, she advises DOWNTOWN UPTOWN on consignment, social responsibility, supply chains (counter-exploitation) and authentication.
She holds a Bachelor of Public Policy & Management & International Relations and a Masters in International Development & Business and has 23 years experience in running organisations internationally (including work with FairWear ).
Giji is our in-house expert on authentication with over 6 years of expertise.
HARRY, PASCAL & CARLA
WEBSITE, IT & ADMINISTRATION
As with every business, we cannot run without our behind the scenes crew!
Harry and Pascal are our IT gurus – looking after our website and computer needs and Carla is our new administrator extraordinaire.