OUR STORY
I am a self proclaimed queen of consignment shopping and do that online, in London, Tokyo, and Paris. This place is different. The couple running it understand the artistic and commercial value of what passes through their store. GG is the right person doing the right thing it’s always a great experience to stop by whenever am in Geneva and I always leave with treasures. A MUST visit. I Don’t negotiate prices because I always leave with the best ones hands down.

Dee

February 2019
I was in yesterday morning and bought a pair of jeans and the fantastic rain jacket for my wife. I just wanted to say I love the jeans and enjoyed shopping at your store. I will keep an eye on your website, and will certainly drop by the next time I am in Geneva!

Nick K.

November 2018

Welcome! Bienvenue!

DOWNTOWN UPTOWN Genève, is a high-end luxury consignment (authenticated “pre-loved” second-hand – with some pieces still new!) & new socially responsible designer boutique, established in Geneva in January 2014. We have had a shop online since 2015 – one of the first luxury consignment boutiques in Switzerland to do so! We ship world wide.

UPTOWN for women, focusses on chic style for day, evening and weekend wear, as well as an extensive range of shoes, bags & accessories.

UPTOWN Privé is a private salon by appointment (call +41 78 635 6447), where you can view, try and buy our higher-end items in new or mint condition! Such as Hermès Birkin & Kelly bags, shoes & accessories, Chanel bags and clothes, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Gucci and other haute couture; métiers d’art or collector items.

DOWNTOWN for men, has high quality second-hand clothes, shoes & accessories including a range of vintage watches.

Our team at DOWNTOWN UPTOWN Sàrl have many years of experience in the luxury industry and personally authenticate all our items.

Shop a select range of over 2000 items online with international shipping already included!
Or, come visit the boutique, where we have over 4’000 items.

** Consignment by appointment ONLY. Dépot-vente sur RDV uniquement.**

*** See/voir: https://uptowngeneve.com/consign/ ***

I had trust issues before about purchasing online, but with UPTOWN there are absolutely no worries at all! I just simply love my LV bag...

Sara

July 2016
Uptown boutique geneva is the good address to shop your second hand designer brand, where you can found the item still in very good quality (like a brand new) and with interesting price and very nice staff as well, definitely I will come back!

Dhanie

February 2018
WHO WE ARE

DOWNTOWN UPTOWN brings you quality recycled luxury brands and socially responsible fashion, for both men & women, in Genève, Switzerland.

We began in December 2013 and expanded the shop in September 2016 to better serve you with a larger space and more options.

We have had a shop online since 2015 and sell internationally!

See below for more info on our team!

The idea of DOWNTOWN UPTOWN is to offer a range of fashion that promotes better buying, social responsibility and protection of the environment. In addition, to give a second life to your clothes and to convey a message:

To be more responsible and involved in our consumerism. 

We also pay attention to all matters relating to minimising consumerism, in this regard, we strive to minimise our impact and to promote good practices (waste sorting, recycling, fair trade and non-exploitation (fair conditions in clothing & shoe manufacturing)).

If you visit our store in rue de Monthoux, or online and make a purchase, you will automatically be contributing to recycling or ethical consumerism 😉 … we do all the hard work in sourcing, verifying and authenticating – so that you can buy responsibly without effort.

Each year, we engage in ethical and socially responsible platforms and buyer meetings to source new stock for the boutique. Our team has many years experience in human rights monitoring and research, including in labour supply chains. We also attend the annual UN forum on business and human rights, to provide a small business perspective to the meetings.

With our consignment items, our team has many years of authentication experience and we choose only the best quality luxury brands (in excellent or mint condition), or unusual vintage items to offer to you.

Do the countries where clothes are made follow building safety codes and labour codes? The country where your clothes are made does not necessarily equate with responsible practices. For example, Italy and Australia have sweatshops where workers are exploited – not something you would think, I bet. “Made in China” or “Made in Bangladesh” also does not equal bad. For example, here is a company that promotes ethical clothing and manufactures in China). What is important, is whether the manufacturer abides by labour codes and compliance. There are several fora and platforms that monitor this, such as www.wrapcompliance.org or  www.fairwear.org

 

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THE TEAM

Christophe Obradovic

Owner, co-founder, Director DOWNTOWN

Christophe directs DOWNTOWN. His vision was to bring to Geneva a holistic concept of ‘slow fashion’, recycling and quality items. 

With an experience of over 25 years in the sale of luxury items in Switzerland, both in Geneva and Zurich (Gucci, Burberry, Smalto, Hermès), Christophe avails his skills and knowledge at your service to ensure satisfaction.

He also is passionate about vintage watches and can source special pieces for you on request!

Christophe provides excellent style tips and can also find those rare or hard to find items for our VIP customers.

Giji Obradovic

Co-founder, Director UPTOWN

Giji directs UPTOWN and was brought up on ‘recycled fashion’ and her first second-hand purchase was a leather jacket when she was a teenager. Combined with her artistic and human security backgrounds and a love of refined quality & aesthetic, she advises DOWNTOWN UPTOWN on consignment, social responsibility, supply chains (counter-exploitation) and authentication.  

She holds a Bachelor of Public Policy & Management & International Relations and a Masters in International Development & Business and has 23 years experience in running organisations internationally (including work with FairWear ).

Giji is our in-house expert on authentication with over 5 years of expertise.

Harry, Pascal & Carla

Website, IT & Administration

As with every business, we cannot run without our behind the scenes crew!

Harry and Pascal are our IT gurus – looking after our website and computer needs and Carla is our new administrator extraordinaire.

Thanks guys.

Christophe Barroso Pereira

Sales assistant

Not to be confused with Christophe O., Christophe B is our latest addition to the team and is there to help you find a treasure in our wide range of luxury consignment.