After a successful one-off episode in 2021, Second-Hand For 50 Grand returns to Channel Four for a three-part series, starting Monday, Sept 5th.
Wise Owl’s observational documentary series goes behind the doors of one of Britain’s leading players in pre-owned luxury – Xupes - as they search far and wide for second-hand chic, including the rarest of handbags and watches.
The Xupes team, led by boss Joe, Reece and Megan, buy, sell, fix and find often rare pieces of treasure, for often very demanding clients.
In episode one, ex-City banker Tom is after a 60k luxury watch, and his partner swimwear model Ianthe wants a hard-to-find classic handbag – but also, just maybe, an engagement ring.
Mark from Blackburn is getting rid of much of his extensive handbag collection to move house, but he has got the handbag bug badly and is soon splashing out again on a 100k bag.
Meanwhile entrepreneur Chris is selling his Rolex, to help him purchase his first Lamborghini. Or will it be another Ferrari? While influencer Edwidge is after a simple, elegant Chanel purse, that will remind her of her mum.
From in-vogue vintage to modern-day treasures, £500 pounds to £200k… this series shows the lengths the Xupes team go to to find that perfect second-hand piece, as we find out just how much these items mean to their clients.
Second-Hand For Fifty Grand was commissioned for Channel 4 by Will Rowson, in conjunction with All3Media International; filmed, produced and directed by Richard Macer, edited by Jess Illingworth and executive produced by Matt Drury