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 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.
“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,” 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. “We have kept our store simple, neat and classy. The interiors have a palette of white, with golden accents,” explains Mehal.
While the physical store has key pieces from their collection, their website has a wide selection of bags of every shape — bowlers, clutches, crossbody, hobos, slings, totes and more; apart from watches, belts, neck pieces, shoes, eyewear and other accessories.
Whether it’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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