Second Hand September: Buying Fashion at Auction


What is Second Hand September?  

Second Hand September is an initiative started by Oxfam to encourage people to buy only second hand for at least 30 days – giving clothes an extended lifespan, keeping them out of landfill and slowing down fast fashion.  

A great way to find second hand fashion treasures is through auctions, where you’ll be able to discover unique pieces with ease. Our first ever designer men’s edit is on Wednesday 7 September, featuring pieces from Burberry, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, and Prada. 

The lots feature everything from classic tailoring to streetwear, in varying sizes, these unique pieces can be styled for the perfect androgynous look. 

How to buy fashion at auction 

If you’ve never bought at auction before, it’s easier than you may think. Just look through the catalogue of lots, register for an online bidding account and when it’s time, place bids in real time.  

By searching through our online catalogue, you can find what you’re looking for from wherever you are in the world, with no need to trawl through racks of clothing. Similarly, with our online bidding platform, you can bid for items in real time from the comfort of home.  

If you prefer to take a closer look before bidding, you can also come along for a viewing, and we also offer condition reports for each item.   

The expert team in the Fashion department at Chiswick Auctions have authenticated every item, so you know what you’re getting is the real deal. 

Looking to sell at auction? 

Have you got something special tucked away that could be of value? Bring to our expert team, who can provide a valuation.  

If you decide to sell through Chiswick Auctions, you’ll not only benefit from our teams’ expert experience, but also get the full market value for your item, access to an international database of buyers on multiple platforms and the convenience of set payment terms. 

This also gives your pieces a second lease of life, keeping them in the circular economy and reducing waste. 


Designer Fashion: Men's Edit, Tuesday 7 September at 10.30am. View the catalogue here.