The Vintage Contessa Showroom

Trade, Upgrade, or Cash In Your Luxury Items

Schedule an appointment to viisit us to meet with an expert for a free assessment of your luxury item. We pay you the day you show us/deliver the product or offer an even BIGGER trade in value.

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    Backed by over 30 years of extensive experience and dedicated service, Vintage Contessa & Times Past is a family-owned and operated buyer and seller of luxury designer handbags, watches, diamonds and jewelry located in Houston, Texas. We take great pride in our reputation as a team of experienced professionals who offer top-quality, designer products at exceptional prices for our customers. Our team delivers outstanding customer service you deserve to create a hassle-free, convenient way to sell your luxury handbags, high-end watches and other jewelry. Reach out today to learn more about our fast and convenient evaluation process.

    How It Works

    Step One


    • If you have items in your closet, safe or drawer you are not wearing, sell or trade with us. Forward us detailed descriptions of your luxury item to sell with photos or visit our showroom in Houston.

    Step Two

    Set an Appointment or Send us Your Luxury Item:

    • After the evaluation, if you agree to the approximate quote based upon the condition represented, set an appointment to meet with our buyers or ship your item to our Houston showroom.

    Step Three

    Full Item Inspection:

    • Once we recive your luxury item in our store in our hands, our qualified experts will inspect the items condition and authenticiy.

    Step Four

    Receive top dollar payments or a higher trade in value:

    • Once finalized with the product in our hands, you will receive payment. We only buy authentic pieces and do not work on consignment, so you can get paid or trade up right away.
    • Get help from real people. Contact us by email or phone from 10am to 4:30pm central Monday to Friday.
    • Items that are traded-in towards the purchase of a new item are only charged sales tax on the difference in price (for Texas residents). For example, if the item you purchase is $1,000.00 and the trade in is $800.00, then sales tax is charged only on the difference of $200.00.

    We buy designer jewelry, handbags, watches, and diamonds from a full range of world-class manufacturers including, but not limited to:

    • A. Lange & Son
    • Audemars Piguet
    • Breguet
    • Breitling
    • Bvlgari 
    • Cartier
    • Chanel
    • Chopard
    • Dior
    • Goyard
    • Gucci
    • Hermes
    • Hublot
    • IWC
    • Jaeger-LeCoultre
    • Louis Vuitton
    • Omega
    • Panerai
    • Patek Philippe
    • Rolex
    • Tiffany & Co- watch, jewelry 
    • Tag Heuer
    • Tudor
    • Ulysses Nardin
    • Vacheron Constantin
    • Van Cleef & Arpels
    • YSL

    Why Work with the Vintage Contessa & Times Past?

    Knowledgeable team

    Our team is incredibly knowledgeable about designer luxury items and has the expertise to provide a top-dollar quote on your items.

    No pressure

    When you approach us to sell your GIA-certified diamonds or other luxury jewelry, we will provide a no-pressure, comfortable experience so that you feel confident you are making the right choice.


    Our luxury buyers are specialists when it comes to assessing and authenticating the pieces our valued clients bring to us. You can rely on our team to give you top-dollar for your diamonds.

    Guaranteed authenticity

    Our team of professionals has the knowledge to evaluate your luxury item and systematically authenticate it.

    You are in control

    When it comes to selling luxury accessories to our team, you are the one who is in control. We will not pressure you to make a decision you are not comfortable with.


    We take a straightforward and transparent approach when it comes to authenticating luxury handbags so that the transaction is easy and stress-free.