I’m Selling Chanel Jewellery At Chiswick Auctions
A few weeks ago I had my first experience buying designer goodies at a specialist Designer Handbags & Fashion sale at Chiswick Auctions. I enjoyed the process so much that I decided to raid my walk-in wardrobe to see if there was any of my of my own treasures I could trade in and sell on in their next sale. A girls gotta fund her next purchase, after all! After much deliberation, I decided to submit two vintage gold tone Chanel brooches and a rather lovely interlocking C’s Chanel pendant. All pieces I love, but I haven’t worn the necklace in a couple of years and the brooches I decided I could move along as I have six Chanel brooches in total and these are probably my least worn pieces. I thought it was time someone else enjoyed them and in turn, I could enjoy buying myself something new with the money! So my friends, I’m selling some beautiful pieces of Chanel jewellery at Chiswick Auctions on May 16th 2018 and here’s everything you need to know…
Chiswick Auctions: How To Sell
Chiswick Auctions have lots of amazing and varied sales each year, I’m selling my pieces in the forthcoming Designer Handbags and Fashion sale, but there is other great sales coming up in the near future too; Rugs & Carpets, Watches, Jewellery, Old Masters Drawings and so much more. If you have something to sell, you can get a complimentary no-obligiation valuation at Chiswick Auctions and if you are happy with the valuation and reserve price, you can decide to move forward. If you change you mind, they’ll be no hard feelings! Either contact a specialist department to make an in-store appointment, call into the Chiswick & South Kensington branches at your leisure (but it really is best if you make an appointment, as each specialist is only in the South Kensington Branch one day a week) or send an image of your item(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org, which is actually what I did and then once we had agreed on a reserve price and I was happy with the estimate, I posted my items via Royal Mail. You will then be asked to sign a Sellers Agreement outlining the terms and charges. Once that’s all done, Chiswick Auctions will get to work shooting your items for the catalogue and displaying the pieces for the public to view. It honestly couldn’t be any easier!
On The Day Of The Sale (and Beyond!)
On the day of the sale, you can attend the auction, or not! It’s really up to you, but either way, Chiswick Auctions will work their hardest to promote your item and get you the best possible price for your piece(s). After the sale you will be sent an email with the results and you will receive your money via bank transfer. Receiving payment can take up to 28 days following the sale and there are some fees to consider….
You will be charged 15% of the hammer price plus VAT, as well as a small marketing fee of between £15 and £50 depending on the value of the item. In case you were wondering, my items are small and relatively low value (under £500) so they will marketing cost £15 each. If you have any questions, just email email@example.com, she’s super helpful and knowledgable!
My Items: Reserves and Estimates
Now, here’s the exciting bit! My items have all been entered into sale and the are in the auction catalogue which can be viewed HERE. I’m lot numbers 625, 627 and 632, so if you fancy bidding on any of my pieces, or anything else in the sale, you can find out how to do it by checking this Guide To Buying page. I also blogged about my experience buying in the last Chiswick Auctions sale, which you can read about here! Also, just a reminder, the sale will take place on 16th May and you don’t have to be there in person to bid.
Whilst you can view everything online, you might also want to see the items in the flesh. A selection of the auction items will be available to view in the South Kensington store between Friday 27 April – Tuesday 8 May. Alternatively, you can see everything (including my pieces) at Chiswick Auctions between Saturday 12 May right up until the auction starts on Wednesday 16 May. You can find more information here, along with the address and times.
My Auction Watch List
The best part of selling items at auction, is freeing up a little space (and cash) in your current wardrobe so you can replace them which new and exciting things to enjoy. I’m still compiling my final list of what I want to bid on in the 16th May sale, but so far, I’m eyeing up these amazing Chanel Espadrilles which have been on my wishlist for the LONGEST time and I adore this design (Lot 533), I also love this 2007 Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote (Lot 562), as well as this Louis Vuitton Backpack (Lot 301) and finally, how cute is this classic Chanel 2.55 in baby pink (Lot 339) it’s got a tiny bit of wear and tear to it, but at that price, I can live with it!!!
So deep breathe! I’ve done it! Three pieces from my Chanel collection are now with Chiswick Auctions ready to go on sale on the 16th May! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to see them be sold on the day and I can’t wait to refresh my wardrobe with something exciting! Wish me luck and go view my items (and the rest of the auction pieces) on the Chiswick Auctions website!
This post was sponsored by Chiswick Auctions, as always, all opinions are my own.