Jewelry has the special ability to bring together a look by adding a touch of sophistication. Best of all, the repurposed pieces from vintage designer jewelry are one of a kind. By recycling old logo buttons, keyhole pendants and zipper clips from luxury fashion houses, a number of independent brands are giving these adornments a second life, turning them into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. ears, rings and more.
Whether you’re looking for a reworked Chanel double C logo necklace or a vintage Louis Vuitton design charm bracelet, our list below has your shopping needs covered. From the celebrity-favorite and ethically-minded brand’s sisterhood, to Los Angeles-based The Lux Looks, read on for some of our favorite repurposed designer jewelry labels.
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Founded by Rochelle Roman in 2015, Ethereal Jewelry started out as a passionate project from Roman, who has a love for style and fashion. After a short hiatus, the designer decided to turn her brand into a full-time job and renamed her business in 2017. Find dainty chains adorned with Chanel heart-shaped logo pendants, Louis Vuitton monogram designs and more on the brand’s online store.
Harper j. Vintage Design offers a selection of reused accessories including necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches. Inspired by his love for fashion, Bromley’s offerings arrive in classic and timeless designs, including vintage pieces from Dior, Gucci, YSL and more.
Founder Ashley Lyons has always been intrigued by antiques that tell a story. This interest led her to purchase a vintage button box at a garage sale, which previously belonged to a woman who was a buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue. After experimenting with reusing these buttons, Lyons decided to create his brand, Old Soul Vintage Jewelry. The brand currently offers a range of reinvented bracelets, earrings, gift boxes, hairpins, necklaces and rings, featuring designs from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior and more.
Designed and made in Los Angeles, The Lux Looks sells a variety of gold plated jewelry. Notable designs include the Noir necklace which features a reused Chanel piece and a durable 18k gold plated chain. Another of our favorite items, the Ritz Necklace, features a Dior charm converted back to a pendant on a 16 inch plated steel choker.
sorority (French for “fraternity”) specializes in reworked clothing and rare vintage finds. As part of its sustainable development efforts, the brand ships all of its orders with ecological packaging made from recyclable or biodegradable materials. Her reworked jewelry selection consists of necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings crafted from authentic, vintage and unused designer clothing and accessories.