DuaVivo gives used luxury products a new life with a pre-owned store
At barely 20 years old, Mehal Kejriwal seems well poised to build a business empire of her own. The final year Media Studies student at Jain University is the lady behind DuaVivo a�� a new store luxury destination for pre-owned goods, ranging from bags and shoes to other accessories. Originally an online store, launched in March, the young lady decided to supplement it with a brick and mortar shop on the recommendation of her father, Vivek Kejriwal, the co-founder of DuaVivo.
a�?Since we are in the uber luxury genre, he suggested we set up a platform for potential buyers to touch and feel the products. It being a new concept, it also helps build confidence,a�? says Mehal.
Barely three weeks into opening its doors, the store has already created quite a buzz. Boasting a minimal look, gold-framed shelves run the length of the walls of the store, with beaten brass lamps giving it a luxurious look. a�?We have kept our store simple, neat and classy. The interiors have a palette of white, with golden accents,a�? explains Mehal.
While the physical store has key pieces from their collection, their website has a wide selection of bags of every shape a�� bowlers, clutches, crossbody, hobos, slings, totes and more; apart from watches, belts, neck pieces, shoes, eyewear and other accessories.
Whether ita��s the gorgeous red patent leather tote by Yves Saint Laurent or the crystal studded black suede pumps from Guiseppe Zanotti, every product on sale goes through a stringent qualification process. The articles are closely inspected, before being taken to their warehouse where they are authenticated, given a clean up and spa.
Mehal next plans to introduce luxury goods used by celebrities.
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