When I log on to Zoom with Jennifer Arlt, a manner collector centered in Germany, she apologizes and points out she just wants to make a obtain in advance of we get commenced with the job interview. “While I was waiting around for you, I was examining my resale app and I noticed a extremely, really exclusive merchandise that I seriously quickly need to acquire. Give me 1 next,” she suggests, tapping on her cellular phone. “That’s the huge concern when you are a collector. You hardly ever know when these goods show up and you do not want to chance getting rid of them.” The must-have in issue? A Marc by Marc Jacobs blue pleated houndstooth skirt that Blair Waldorf wears in period 2, episode 8 of Gossip Girl, which aired on Oct 27, 2008.
In conditions of classic collecting, the variety of individuals who want a skirt from Marc Jacobs’s diffusion line from 2008 is very likely smaller than the selection of persons who, say, want John Galliano-period Dior (The RealReal states searches for the latter have amplified 263% 12 months around calendar year). But getting spoken with a number of Gossip Woman resellers and customers prior to conference with Arlt, I’m rarely shocked at the urgency. As a substitute, I’m a lot more centered on Arlt’s tan lace dress with a unique white ruffle collar. It’s a person of the holy grail attire for a Gossip Woman collector: the Marc by Marc Jacobs “Dita” gown that Blair wears in the initial Thanksgiving episode.
“I haven’t sold one for significantly less than $650 in a few of a long time, but I’ve been capable to find a couple. So it can be not even the rarest,” suggests Kimberly Anne, a Gossip Girl reseller who goes by the handle @WhatWaldorfWore on Instagram. “My dream costume that I’m even now holding out for is, definitely, absolutely everyone wants the Dita costume,” says Ali Rice, a civil engineer who collects Gossip Woman outfits. “I have my very own. I discovered it actually early, thank god,” suggests Nina Kulikovska, a further reseller by the manage @Waldorf_In_Midtown. “I wore it to final Thanksgiving, and I am presently selling two of the Dita dresses.” If you’re a dimensions 2, you can get it for $840 (moreover transport) on Vestiaire Collective as effectively.
Initially bought for $428, the dress would charge around $563 with inflation now. Although in normal you assume second hand clothing to market for a tiny less, the Dita has arrived at cult standing amid a growing, committed following of Gossip Girl collectors and resellers. Never ever head that the 2010s haven’t come again in design and style, under no circumstances mind that Blair final appeared in a new outfit in 2012—for these die-hards, costume designer Eric Daman’s fashion has never waivered. It most likely will help that Blair’s outfits have been pretty conservative, and now that a lot of admirers of the present the first time around are in their late 20s to mid 30s, they are hunting for intelligent, feminine dresses, blouses, and pencil skirts to have on to the place of work or a cocktail social gathering instead than an Hervé Leger bandage gown. The combination of that, Gossip Female getting readily available on Netflix in the early pandemic, and the buzz all over the reboot has led to an improve in prospective buyers and sellers. And, nevertheless 2007 style has not appear back total force like the early Y2K era, there’s indications that it’s all over the corner.