Geneva, 8 November 2022
As of today, the luxury pre-owned market has its own show with ReLuxury. The first event dedicated to the re-commerce of luxury and collectible pieces, ended on a high note: with over 4’000 visitors over its four-day exhibition.
Held from 4 to 7 November 2022 at the Hotel President in Geneva; ReLuxury welcomed visitors from all generations. Connoisseurs, jewellery enthusiasts, watch collectors and fashion-lovers alike browsed the four thematic areas of the show: the Showroom, the Clinic, the Lab and the Talks.
ReLuxury hosted the Opening Ceremony on November 4, with over 400 guests from the luxury industry. Among them, Tirath Kamdar, General Manager Luxury at eBay, Patrick Hoffmann, Executive Vice-President of WatchBox, Alexandre Mille, CEO of Richard Mille, Vincent Perriard Co-Founder at Origyn Foundation, formers Presidents of the Geneva State Council, Pierre Maudet and Claude Haegi, and the President of the Grand Council, Jean-Luc Forni, the 17 CEOs of the exhibiting brands, the representative of the 16 artisans, the 6 start-ups and many other key industry leaders.
The success of this first edition was made possible by the vision of Fabienne Lupo, founder of ReLuxury. A vision of a show dedicated to the promotion of circular economy; where novice and expert consumers would gather in a safe environment; to buy certified and authenticated items from internationally recognized digital platforms and luxury brands. Fabienne recalls: “The objective was to create a show committed to the re-commerce of luxury and collectible pieces; and I feel this was accomplished with ReLuxury. It was also important to be able to talk about the pre-owned market not as taboo but address it as a timely topic and as a global social responsibility.”
But more than just an exhibition show, ReLuxury offered a welcoming setting where visitors had the opportunity to meet artisans of various trades; who dedicate their craft to giving luxury items a second life; but also connect with local startups and their latest product collections and/or technological advances in the fields of recycling, upcycling and more. Not to mention, a moment to attend panels tackling different topics on circular economy that huddled over 1800 attendees and online viewers. In total, ReLuxury hosted 29 talks and welcomed 60 speakers from all spheres.
The show ended with the Closing Talks by Fabienne Lupo, whose inspirational speech encouraged attendees to rethink, resell, repair, and join the cultural movement towards a more conscientious and smarter consumption of luxury goods. Fabienne announced: “Following the success of this first edition, ReLuxury is already planning its 2023 initiatives. Details will follow soon.”