• Deux-Leux
    Deux-Leux

Deux-Leux

Deux-luxe is a platform that reduces waste and helps recycle designer clothes for a second life. Owner Catryn Rees launched the brand to provide people with luxury affordable garments whilst also promoting environmentally friendly issues. We caught up with Catryn ahead of her takeover of The Crossing to find out a bit more about Deux-Luxe and what to expect from the pop-up.

What inspired you to start Deux-Luxe? 

Deux-Luxe was created during winter 2020 to provide affordable, pre-loved, luxury designer clothes for everyone.

After working in the fashion industry as a trend forecaster and seeing the phenomenal wastage within garment production and retail, I created Deux-Luxe to be a platform that contributes to the circular economy by reducing waste, helping to recycle designer clothes for a second life.

As an independent, what is it about your brand that sets you apart from your competitors?

Deux-Luxe is a unique platform selling a specifically curated and edited selection of designer pieces. My experience as a trend forecaster means I have a great eye for long lasting, unique items that transcend trends and seasons.

Every element of our packaging is recycled, recyclable and biodegradable – even down to the packing tape and stickers. All purchases are packaged according to size to minimise material usage and waste, an excellent way to reduce environmental impact!

What are your current favourite pieces available at Deux-Luxe? 

My favourite pieces tend to be the vintage/designer items that have existed for so long but have kept their uniqueness and beauty due to their high-quality fabrics and superior craftsmanship. Right now, I love this acne studios shirt:

https://www.deux-luxe.co.uk/product-page/acne-studios-vintage-sheer-shirt

Also this vintage velvet dress:

https://www.deux-luxe.co.uk/product-page/vintage-velvet-purple-dress

…and this exquisite coin purse:

https://www.deux-luxe.co.uk/product-page/vintage-hand-crafted-coin-purse

How are you hoping your brand will benefit from a pop-up residency at The Crossing?

It encourages me to get the Deux-Luxe brand out there and help promote sustainable fashion. I’m excited about customers being able to come into the store to see the clothes up close. An online platform is great, but it’s always nice for people to see the high quality and touch of the fabrics before making a purchase.

What does the future hold for Deux-Luxe? 

Deux-Luxe celebrates craftmanship, selecting timeless impeccably cut & high-end designer garments & accessories that will be wardrobe favourites for years to come.

I hope to grow Deux-Luxe and bring it to a wider audience and build/scale the brand to encourage sustainable fashion and help people to see the beauty of second-hand clothes.

Find out more at www.deux-luxe.co.uk

 

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