I decided to become a luxury minimalist during the pandemic breakout. It was during quarantine 2020 when I had to have a tough conversation with myself inside of my closet. Being in the luxury vintage business for many years, I mastered the art of detachment (sometimes it was a struggle lol.) It’s something most dealers have to learn to do or end up hoarding items and not selling.
Over the years I collected some of the most incredible rare & vintage finds. Vintage and antiquing are my favorite hobbies and finding unique items come easily to me. With that being said its truly a gift and a curse, because I will always find more items even when I do not need anymore of anything. (Pull hair and scream I don’t need it lol)
Over the summer I made the decision to break up with stock piling luxury items. I realized that I could never wear all of these things. Every time I went into my closet, I heard my beloved father’s voice when he was in my closet “What is this a store” and it was not a compliment coming from a Caribbean parent. This behavior is considered wasteful and to a certain extent I agree.
Its always I will wear this outfit for ______
Oh wait until this event __________
Stunt and slay on them at the ____________
Guess what that time will come and go and you will lose interest in wearing it. Those outfits will end up in the back of the closet never see the light of day. This has happened to most of us fashionistas.
After making the the move I sold a large portion of my luxury vintage curated collection. I was ready to move on and happy with the dealer who purchased my collection. The deal was perfect because she sold preloved luxury items to supplement her income to pay for her child’s private school. This made me feel better about letting go of my treasures.
Becoming an luxury minimalist has been one of the best decisions. I feel less weight and anxiety that I don’t have to hold onto items that no longer serve me. This was not an overnight choice. Having a plan and understanding that these items are dear to your heart will help you in this process.
Here are a few ways to start downsizing your luxury collection
Find a trusted consignment online or in person
Have an estate sale
Sell your items to your inner circle
Sell live on social media to your followers
Donate to charity to raise money for a cause
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