Who We Are
Dol’s Pond is a daily online auction site for pre-loved luxury handbags from designer and cult labels. A site made for bag lovers by bag aficionados, it is the ideal secure platform for genuine buyers and sellers. Our rare, coveted and exclusive bags are stringently vetted and authenticated by our experts before they can be listed and we have a money-back guarantee to back authenticity. Sellers are assured of active auctions and better bids for their listings. As we aim to make luxury accessible, we only charge low commission fees. Whether for seasoned collectors or first-time buyers, enjoy a seamless shopping experience on Dol’s Pond.
As your trusted luxury online partner, we offer:
Daily Live Auctions
Coveted, limited-edition and
collector-worthy bags that are
authenticated by experts
Low commission fees when
you buy or sell
A vetted community of genuine
buyers and sellers
Money-back guarantee to
back the authenticity claim
of our bags
Safe and secure
An easy-to-use platform for both
seasoned collectors and first-time
buyers or sellers
About Global Pond
Global Pond is an umbrella group of international online auction platforms for pre-owned luxury goods and rare collectibles. These include automobiles, handbags from designer and cult labels, fine jewellery and watches, premium wines or whiskies. Each site is managed and helmed by in-house experts and specialists in their respective fields, who curate and authenticate the items stringently, before they can be listed.
Dolores Tay, Founder and CEO
Global Pond is a culmination of Dolores Tay’s experiences from the perspective of both consumer and an industry veteran. Her aim: To make luxury accessible for all, on a one-of-a-kind, safe and secure global platform, that brings together enthusiasts and collectors, so that they can procure or sell their luxury goods at true-market value prices, without exorbitant commission charges levied.
With more than 20 years of management experience in public relations, branding, marketing and publishing, Dolores Tay has an impressive regional and global portfolio and is a game changer in every position she has assumed.
She started her marketing career at Singapore’s luxury fashion distributor Club21, but after a few years, her entrepreneurial drive led Tay to start her own marketing and communications agency in Singapore and later China and Kazakhstan. But an enticing offer to become the regional head of the marketing and communications division of fashion distributor, FJ Benjamin, and grow the business, brought Tay back to local shores.
A marketing maverick, Tay’s impressive track record of launching and elevating brands to greater profile, caught the attention of popular nightclub and restaurant KU DÉ TA Singapore (now Ce La Vie) and she was headhunted to be its public relations and marketing director in 2011. Under her leadership, the team launched several F&B businesses in the region to much high-profile fanfare.
In 2016, Tay founded Mummyfique, an independent digital magazine that caters to affluent mothers. It cottoned on quickly and is now an established name in its market segment.
Bitten by the digital bug, she also saw how the pre-owned luxury market is growing in both revenue and prevalence and changing the high-end retail eco-system. Recognising the gaps in the market, she is now taking on the world once more with Global Pond, an umbrella group of international online auction sites for pre-owned luxury goods and rare collectibles. The sites include Norman’s Pond for automobiles, Dol’s Pond for luxury bags and fine jewellery, and Vin’s Pond for premium wines, whiskies and spirits.
Nicholas Chew, Head of Operations
A goal-getter and driven personality, Nicholas Chew is a man on a mission to make Global Pond, a lead player in the online luxury auction field and the brand name you associate with covetable and investment collectibles.
Chew has acquired a decade of sales experience and management working in both B2B and B2C enterprises, locally and in Asia Pacific. He has helmed positions that deal with branding, marketing, business development in luxury events and commodities trading. In each appointment, he has helmed, he has an impressive track record, surpassing his sales targets and acquiring many accolades along the way.
In 2014, Chew was appointed country manager by luxury events and hospitality ticket provider, 360Experience and Ticketbis. His securement of new business, track record of customer retention and ability to forge good relationships with clients, saw him become one of the fastest to be awarded the top sales manager in Asia Pacific. Chew’s efforts were further recognised when E-commerce giant eBay, acquired Ticketbis in a deal for $165 million in 2017.
A car and watch enthusiast, Chew now leads a team of experts in their fields to bring to the world, only the most desirable products with high returns on investment, to enjoy.