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Second Hand For 50 Grand | Preview (Channel 4)

Second-hand chic is the latest must-have. But with the best stuff hard to come by, an entire industry has sprung up to help track down the luxury goods of our dreams.

This observational documentary series goes behind the doors of Xupes - one of Britain's leading players in pre-owned luxury. The Xupes team is led by boss Joe, and features Reece, who's head of handbags, and watchmaker Megan.

The team buy, sell, fix and find rare pieces for often very demanding clients. From in-vogue vintage to modern-day treasures, from £500 to two-hundred grand, this series shows the lengths people will go to find that perfect second-hand piece.

In this episode, ex-city banker Tom is after a £60k luxury watch. 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 Mark has got the handbag bug badly and is soon splashing out again on a £100k luxury item.

Entrepreneur Chris is selling his Rolex, to help him purchase his first Lamborghini. Or will it be another Ferrari? Influencer Edwidge is after a simple, elegant Chanel purse that will remind her of her mum.

The full series will be available to stream or download for free on All 4 after the transmission of this episode on Monday 5th September.


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