Category Archives: luxury consignment

Second-hand September! Est-ce que ca marche?

What should second-hand be about? Until recently, second-hand was seen in many cultures as degrading. What? Wear someone else’s hand-me-downs? It was seen as admitting that you were poor. After the second-world war however, in Europe and countries that had fought in the war, few had a choice and in fact, most people were skilled […]

The sustainability paradox: slowing down to help us speed up sustainability

Co-founder of luxury resale boutique Downtown Uptown discusses the challenges facing the luxury resale industry and its role in fashion’s sustainability journey 27 June 2023, Certilogo   Certilogo: Can you tell us a little about the mission of Downtown Uptown Giji: Both myself and my business partner, Christophe, began the business valuing sustainable wardrobes that […]

@FunkyForty reviews DOWNTOWN UPTOWN!

FunkyForty online magazine shares style tips and ideas in Switzerland. Yvonne, a 40 something Kiwi, is based in Zurich, Switzerland. With a love for Fashion, Travel, Shopping and Food. A popular instagrammer with 30’000 + followers, she visits Milan and Paris Fashion weeks each season to ensure we know the latest in hot trends. She […]

What is sustainability in fashion ? The perspective of a luxury consignment CEO

Photo: Giji Gya at the Luxury Innovation Summit, October 2022. Photo by Matthew Croisier. Sapere Aude Associates interviews DOWNTOWN UPTOWN’s CEO, Giji Gya. Giji, you have been directing Geneva’s largest luxury consignment and ethical fashion boutique for almost 9 years and you come from a background in CSR/ESG and human security including with Fairwear in […]

Luxury Innovation Summit, Geneva

We’ll be asking the hard questions at the Luxury Venture Group ‘s Luxury Innovation Summit and presenting solutions for slow fashion & sustainable style with luxury consignment & innovations in re-sale. Ms Gya states: “In the 21st century, addressing what and how we consume is becoming paramount to our future and the true essence of being “sustainable”. Preloved […]

Vintage style, vintage car!

Marisol models secondhand from DOWNTOWN UPTOWN your luxury consignment boutique, to show off the Salon des Voitures Vintage on 1-2 October 2022. All outfits available here: https://www.downtownuptowngeneve.com/product-tag/salon-des-voitures-vintage/  Christophe Lapierre, quintuple champion de Porsche Carrera Cup est l’invité d’honneur du salon des voitures vintage.   DATES ET HORAIRES Samedi 1 octobre 2022 10h00 – 18h00 Dimanche […]

DTUT’s first ever stocktake sale!

Click here to find our first BIG sale! These items have been further reduced by up to 50% of the SECOND HAND price. New sale items will be added every day/week throughout summer July/August 2022. And don’t forget: there is free shipping in Switzerland, or you can buy online and pick-up in the boutique for […]

Le Luxe d’occasion s’achète une vertu: Bilan Luxe

Plébiscité pour son aspect écologique et circulaire, le marché de la second main de luxe séduit surtout par ses prix attractifs. Des boutiques aux marketplaces, en passent par la location, les acteurs multiplient les business models… par Andrea Machalova, https://www.bilan.ch/bien-vivre-luxe Extrait avec nous sur page 18-19 : < “Il y a 33 millions de nouveaux […]

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