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Montreal’s LXR & Co. is part of a growing market for preowned luxury brands. The company features brands that include Hermès, along with Chanel, Céline, Louis Vuitton and Prada.

It was a $15,000 Hermès Birkin bag that first got Frederick Mannella hooked on the idea of selling luxury but at affordable prices.

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Hermès is among the vintage luxury brands LXR & Co. sells. With more than a dozen new stores in seven cities in the United States and five more in Canada, and an additional LXR resale boutique set to open in Dubai, the company plans another 30 for 2016 in other international locations.

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Kei Izawa, left, and her husband Frederick Mannella founded LXR & Co. in 2012. The company is a luxury resale business offering vintage designer accessories at a fraction of their original cost.

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Preowned items of brands such as Louis Vuitton are in demand around the world. ‘Product is shipped out of three different warehouses in three continents directly to the customer, wherever he or she may be in the world. We’ve shipped to South Africa and all the way to Vietnam,’ Mr. Mannella says.

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To make sure everything they sell is true to the original brand, Mr. Mannella employs a team of 15 buyers and authenticators whose job it is to make sure LXR is getting goods, such as these Chanel bags, only from legitimate sources and that they are authentic.

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