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What Are Tiers?

We utilize the Tiers to allocate a value to each item. This value is based upon the designer brand of your item. Tiers go up in value based on the market value of the designer. For example Alice & Olivia is considered a Tier 1 designer, while Chanel is considered as the highest tier, which is Tier-4. It is not an absolute value nor is it perfect science, but it does work as a starting point. Many other considerations might go into consideration when accepting a trade offer include item condition, age and style. We ask that you use common sense when making an offer. If you're item is not of equal value to your potential trade partner, your offer will likely be declined. 

What are Trade-Credits

(After careful consideration, we’ve decided to retire the Haute-Points reward on all trades)

However we’ll still be running special offers so you may still receive Trade-Credits by invite or Promotions)


Trade-Credits help keep HauteTrader safe and fun. We utilize them as our own trading currency, which can be dispersed via Promotions, Inviting friends, or as compensation in the face of Trade disputes. The usage value of Trade-Credits directly relate to the Tier number of your listings. If you happen to receive Trade-Credits for your item consider treat them the same as you would treat an accepted trade. 


  • Tier-1 item = 100 Trade-Credits
  • Tier-2 item = 200 Trade-Credits
  • Tier-3 item = 300 Trade-Credits
  • Tier-4 item = 400 Trade-Creditss



How to use Trade-Credits 

To trade for an item using Trade-Credits, select the Trade-Credits button from the item details page.


Rules of Usage​​

  • Trade-Credits received from trades do not expire.
  • Trade-Credits received from promotions expire within 6 months

Invite Friends

Invite your friends to HauteTrader. That's a fun and easy way to gain more Trade-Credits. The amount received varies upon the given promotion. To learn more visit our Invite Friends Page


HauteTrader is a fair trading community with an exclusive currency that we expect all members to use and accept liberally. Unfortunately, you have failed to honor your last 3 Trade-Credit trades. For this reason, your account was frozen. To unfreeze your account you must agree to abide by our Trader guidelines, which means that you agree to ship immediately should any of your currently listed items be traded for Instant Trade-Credits.