Founder Trudi Hillier started The Couture Collector after falling in love with vintage couture costume jewellery whilst scouting the niche side street shops of the French Riviera.
Wishing that such treasure troves were available to peruse in her home area of the Chilterns, she set out to curate a wide ranging Aladdin’s cave of the best quality unique pieces from the most revered couture houses, including Chanel, Gucci, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tiffany, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Dior.
Our couture costume pieces are not only featured in our Buckinghamshire studio showroom but appear at regular popup events all over the county. We have a wide selection of beautiful and often unique items from many of the sought after couture houses including necklaces, bracelets, bangles, brooches, earrings and other accessories including handbags, shoes, scarves as well as pristine, pre-owned designer clothing.
Spanning rare vintage through to contemporary, our collection hones in on the quality of the great designers iconic to the fashion world, Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Hubert de Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carolina Herrera, Donatella Versace, truly too many wonderful greats to do justice to.
The collection pays homage to their talent and their style inspiration that has spanned the decades enduring as true quality does. Our aim is to preserve such past pieces and present them under one roof with a new lease of life to be loved once again, simultaneously protecting the planet by entering them back into the market and reducing the impact of the fashion industry.
Buying from The Couture Collector offers a guarantee of authenticity, with a money back guarantee for all items returned in the same condition as they were purchased within 14 days should you not be completely satisfied.
Our ethos is to promote sustainable living by selling preowned pieces, using recycled and recyclable packaging and avoiding plastic where possible.
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of some vintage pieces, we can not guarantee that jewellery will be allergy free or free of metals such as nickel or lead.
It's often not just about knowing the value of your jewellery, but understanding its history and story too. The Couture Collector may appraise and purchase genuine, quality couture items that no longer suit your lifestyle such as designer bags, sunglasses, clothing and jewellery.