As the very first ultra-luxury re-commerce brand of its kind, FASHIONPHILE is the brainchild of Founder and President, Sarah Davis. Like most of the brands we love best, FASHIONPHILE began in 1999, with little more than a good idea. In 2006, Sarah introduced business partner & CEO Ben Hemminger, who evolved the brand by expanding the collection and presenting it to a larger market. Over 20 years later, FASHIONPHILE is now one of the world’s top resellers of pre-owned luxury and the exclusive re-commerce partner of Neiman Marcus.
In the words of Geoffroy van Raemdonck, CEO of Neiman Marcus Group, “FASHIONPHILE’s hyper-focus on curating high-quality supply and providing best-in-class shopping experiences makes it the ideal partner.”
When Neiman Marcus calls you ideal, you blush and just, well, let it in.
Our customers don’t take promises lightly, and neither do we. The four you see here represent our deepest dedications, explorations, and well, our values at our core. We hope you take them to heart the way we have.
And we don’t just mean our handbags, although authentication of our products is essential and come first in all we do. It’s why we’ve literally written the book on authentication, and why our process is one of the most in-depth in the industry.
Most other resellers operate on a consignment basis. That means that when you sell a bag, you won’t receive a payment for the item until they sell it. Which could literally take weeks or even months — if ever.
At FASHIONPHILE, we like clean slates and clear terms. So to our sellers, we offer full buy-outs on nearly every item, with immediate payment processing after the item arrives and is authenticated. And to our buyers, we offer a 100% authenticity guarantee, point blank period.
We provide many ways for you to buy and sell ultra-luxury to make your experience, well, luxurious. This includes free shipping and free returns (U.S. only, see page for terms). Want to try something out but don’t want to commit? We have a Refresh Program for that. Reserve Luxury Layaway which allows you to buy an item using payment installments over time so you can buy that must-have bag now even if you don't yet have all the funds available.
We know that shopping online can leave you wanting more detail about your future luxury purchase, that is why we have Personal Shoppers available for any questions that you may have about a particular item.
There is no art — and indeed no fashion — without depth and range of perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, and tastes.
As our Founder herself so aptly put it, “the more diversity we share — in perspectives, in ethnicity, in skin color, in culture, in sexual orientation, in religion and in all aspects of life, the better the product we produce and the better we are able to serve our diverse customer base.”
In alignment with those values, we’re truly proud to say that our staff is a highly diverse group of talented individuals. Their presence makes our team better, more creatively and culturally diverse, and more aligned with the people we serve.
And like every person (regardless of their differences), our entire team is always growing, learning, and improving. We actively seek ways to better serve our customers and community, especially those who are historically underserved. If you ever have a question or concern, about any topic, we’re here.