History of The Dresser

*Please note: The Dresser's retail store in Connaught Village, London W2 2BS has now closed  - due to 'end of lease' in January 2022.

We are now operating through our online store @ www.dresseronline.co.uk Email: thedresser@mac.com



The Dresser – Designer Resale Shop first opened its doors in London's Connaught Village in 1986 by ex-music business, turned stylist, Sally Ormsby.

Over the years, The Dresser was acclaimed as ‘A gem of a second hand boutique,’ and is now recognised as one of London’s leading designer pre-loved consignment agencies specialising in high-end, contemporary and couture second hand designer women's and menswear for resale.

Over the years, Sally has built a loyal clientele of fashionistas including magazine editors, stylists and even some celebrities who use The Dresser’s service to consign gently worn (and some unused) high-end designer clothes and accessories, on a 50/50%  sale-or-return commission basis.

The shop has an ever-changing, eclectic mix of pre-owned and some vintage womens / mens designer labels, including: Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Versace, Gaultier, Pucci, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, Marni, Stella McCartney, Isobel Marant, Alice Temperley, Cavalli, Marc Jacobs and many more. All in great condition and selling at a fraction of their orignal costs.

There is also a menswear department stocking high-end contemporary designer  labels fro resale including: Versace, YSL, Gucci, Dior, Prada, Brunello Cucenelli, Lora Piano, Burberry etc…

The Dresser also has a successful e-commerce online site: www.dresseronline.co.uk  where fashion conscious, savvy shoppers visit the store’s website worldwide, seeking to buy authentic high-end designer secondhand pieces online.

Be sure to keep an eye the website: www.dresseronline.co.uk for hand-selected pieces from our stock that can be purchased online . You can also follow social media pages on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter @dresserlondon.

Also check our ‘Archive’ online to see examples of pieces we stock and accept for resale at The Dresser.

Ask to join our mailing list for updates and sneak peeks! Please forward any enquiries to: thedresser@mac.com

*THE DRESSER RETAIL STORE CLOSED DUE TO 'END OF LEASE ' IN JANUARY  2022. WE NOW ARE ONLINE ONLY @ www.dresseronline.co.uk.  Email: thedresser@mac.com