The Story

The Vault Luxury Resale has built a reputation for making designer fashions available, and affordable, to everyone. From Louis Vuitton to Manolo Blahnik, Chanel to Marc Jacobs, we offer the name brands that you love in pristine condition.

What’s more, we travel the country regularly in search of the hottest contemporary fashions at market, typically found exclusively in boutiques and high-end retailers, allowing us to offer you “now” style without the “ow” at the cash register. We have a saying around the store: “The Only Difference Is the Price!”

The Founder

Sue McCarthy is the spark that ignited the wildfire success, and has been largely responsible for its current level of notoriety within the national designer resale community. McCarthy is passionate about fashion, and has built her business on a foundation of hard work, integrity, and exceptional customer service.

Sue served as a board member for NARTS (National Association of Resale Professionals), is the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award, and is recognized by the SBA as an expert in the field of resale—often traveling the country consulting new or current business owners who are looking for strategies to improve their business practices.

An outspoken advocate of entrepreneurialism and women-owned businesses, McCarthy has been, and continues to be, a role model for others—including her own daughters who have chosen to follow in her footsteps. Additionally, she believes that with business success comes a level of social responsibility, and actively embraces the philosophy of “paying it forward” by contributing to a variety of charitable organizations.

The Support

Most every successful business has been built on a great team and Sue McCarthy has known this from day one.

From the stylish ladies who work the floor of the boutique, to the buyers, to the back office—everyone is constantly looking to improve upon an already winning formula. Even more powerful is the fact that McCarthy’s own daughters are major players in the day-to-day operations

Laura Maurice joined the team in 1995. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit that seems to run in the family, she identified a need in the existing customer base for quality upscale children’s and maternity clothing. From this epiphany, Purple Cow was born in 2000. Fast-forward to the present and it is consistently ranked amongst the best children’s and maternity resale shops in St. Louis, Missouri.

Diana Ford is the newest member to join the team. With valuable experience in advertising, the incentive travel industry, and having traveled (and shopped) the world for the best in designer buys, her responsibilities are appropriately quite diverse. Currently, she manages all marketing and events for The Vault Luxury Resale and  Purple Cow. Diana also owns The Shopping Co., specializing in distinctive shopping excursions for groups and individuals. You may contact her regarding event opportunities and press inquiries at