There is something uniquely satisfying about a simple, well-executed idea. Grailed.com is exactly that. The site, which sells lightly used high-end menswear statement pieces – a very specific mission – is designed to help guys who have been eyeing a specific shirt or sweater to buy it without feeling guilty. Thanks to an incredibly simple interface that allows users to search by brand, size, price, and garment type, the site is as addicting as a browsing experience as it is useful to reluctant spenders.
But the real reason the site belongs in your browser’s “Favorites” folder is that it has all of your favorites. Whether you’re looking for a pair of Oak Street Bootmakers‘ Camp Boots ($326 retail, $220 on Grailed), a pair of RRL Officer Chinos ($240 retail, $70 on Grailed), or a Malton and Kielman wallet ($240 retail, $175 on Grailed) the site has you covered. Though the prices are not hugely reduced, the boutique nature of the operation guarantees quality. This is not the place to sell your threadbare old jacket to a young gun who can’t tell the difference – that would be eBay.
The best part? Sellers leave helpful notes describing how they’ve worn each piece and its condition. Each note is it’s own little story of remorse – buyer’s remorse anyway – but the seller’s loss is your gain. [Grailed.com]