History of The Dresser

Nestled in the heart of Connaught Village at The Dresser – Designer Resale Shop first opened its doors 1986 by owner, ex-music business,turned stylist, Sally Ormsby.

Over the years, The Dresser has been 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 womens 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 commision 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 via Paypal. There is more stock  available in-store. 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