I started collecting rare designer gear, now I’m selling them all for a mint – I can make £17,000 with just TWO items

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A MAN has revealed he caught the designer handbag bug as a young man and amassed an impressive collection of luxury items worth around £300,000 – only to sell them all for make a mint.

On Monday night’s opening episode of Channel 4’s Second Hand for 50 Grand, viewers are introduced to Blackburn-born Mark, who made his fortune working in demolition.

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Mark has an impressive collection of designer gearCredit: Channel 4
Designer handbag lover Reece was eager to see the collection

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Designer handbag lover Reece was eager to see the collectionCredit: Channel 4

The wealthy collector found an unlikely love for designer bags after buying them for his mother, and is selling off his extensive thirty-year-old collection as he moves house.

Viewers of the series, which airs at 10 p.m. on Channel 4, will become a fly on the wall to see how much money he makes in the process as he part with some of his 100 bags.

He explains, “My mum kind of dragged me into all of this because my mum worked in the styles.”

Next, Mark turns to second-hand luxury store Xupes, run by boss Joe and his team Reece, who heads up handbags, and watchmaker Megan.

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Mark shows Reece and his colleague Rose everything he’s invested in over the years – from a rare Dior metal saddle bag of which celebrities like Kim Kardashian are the proud owners to a pair of bright Louis Vuitton sneakers.

Originally, Mark bought the Dior item for £22,000.

While the unique illuminating LED trainers cost him £6,000.

However, Reece said he would take the two designer items and attempt to sell them for his VIP client for £33,000 and £13,000 – an impressive profit of £17,000.

Reece also removed 20 of Mark’s Louis Vuitton bags, and they began flying off the shelves of Xupes.

However, old habits die hard, and it’s not long before Mark is back on the phone with Reece who wants to add to his collection once more.

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Mark asks her to meet again so he can sample the other bags available at Xupes – including a £100,000 Birken bag he can’t help but fall in love with.

Second Hand for 50 Grand Airs on Monday September 5 at 10 p.m. on Channel 4

Used for 50 Grand, , , HOT WHEELS I bought a £100,000 car to take my son to nursery, he and his friends are obsessed with hawk doors so it was worth it, , BAGS MONEY I started collecting rare designer gear, now I sell everything for a mint - I can […]

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Used for 50 Grand, , , HOT WHEELS I bought a £100,000 car to take my son to nursery, he and his friends are obsessed with hawk doors so it was worth it, , BAGS MONEY I started collecting rare designer gear, now I sell everything for a mint – I can […]Credit: Channel 4
Mark's house is full of expensive bags

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Mark’s house is full of expensive bagsCredit: Channel 4
He showed some of his finds

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He showed some of his findsCredit: Channel 4
Xupes team works hard to find products for their demanding VIP customers

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Xupes team works hard to find products for their demanding VIP customersCredit: ©Adam Lawrence 2020
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