Sue McCarthy is the founder and CEO of the Vault Luxury Resale, a multimillion-dollar resale boutique in Saint Louis. Sue and her daughters were the stars of Resale Royalty, a popular reality TV series produced by celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe that aired on the Style Network in 2013.
Sue has been in the upscale resale business for 26 years. She founded her first store, Women’s Closet Exchange, in 1991, in a tiny 400-square foot storefront. She pioneered the upscale resale business model, in which items are purchased outright rather than consigned from sellers, which represented a major shift from the traditional consignment business model.
Because of her savvy, sophisticated methods, business acumen, and incredible success, Sue is widely recognized as the doyenne of upscale resale. She is a frequent guest speaker at the annual conference of the National Association of Resale Professionals and has served as both vice president and board member.
Sue’s mottos are “Beautiful things are meant to be shared” and “If it’s not becoming on you, it should be coming to me.”
Diana McCarthy Ford
Diana McCarthy Ford is the director of marketing and special events for the Vault and co-starred on Resale Royalty. Born and raised in Saint Louis, she is a graduate of Saint Louis University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications. She worked as a concierge at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton, Missouri, and as conference director at Maritz Travel. She has traveled to and planned events on all seven continents (yes, that includes Antarctica).
In 2005, Diana started The Shopping Co., which offers exclusive excursions to New York, Chicago, Scottsdale, London, and Paris. At the Vault, Diana plans and executes industry events, fashion shows, resale bus tours, VIP shopping, in-home trunk shows, and more, including book signings for fashion heavy weights like Fern Mallis, the founder of New York Fashion Week. Diana is a board member of the Saint Louis Fashion Fund and an accomplished stylist for photo shoots, fashion shows, and private clients.
Diana’s mottos are “No is not an option” and “Just say no-no to so-so.”
Laura McCarthy Maurice
Laura McCarthy Maurice is the chief curator, social media manager, and director of celebrity and out-of-town acquisitions for the Vault Luxury Resale. Along with her mother and sister, she co-starred on Resale Royalty.
Laura was born and raised in Saint Louis. She studied communications at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis and Washington University and acting for the camera and voice-over at the Center of Creative Arts. She performed in local theater and did commercials for radio stations.
As chief curator, Laura oversees the buying of thousands of authentic luxury items a year from 15,000 suppliers around the world. She is a label savant and fashion guru who knows every brand and the retail cost of every item that comes in. Laura is a board member of the Saint Louis Fashion Fund. She is also an accomplished stylist for photo shoots and fashion shows, as well as a personal stylist for private clients.
Laura’s mottos are: “Fashion should be accessible to every woman” and “You’ve got to look good to feel good.”