A while back, probably a summer back I received a comment on my Instagram by a lovely follower regretting not buy my Isabel Marant dress for H&M back in 2013. Little did she know I bought mine in 2015, brand new with tags. I am an avid buyer of pre-loved items, something about giving life to an unwanted item and improve sustainability in fashion sounds quite poetic to me. I have a number of websites where I always look for vintage and second-hand garments I’d love to share with you today. Maybe you’ll find that one item you’ve regretted not buying in the shop or simply you could not afford it at the time.
- I’ve been a member of Ebay since 2013 I believe and I’ve found countless jewels in there, many completely unworn items ready to be loved. I very much prefer to shop at Ebay.co.uk as most of the brands I wear are curated in the UK, refer to this post (here).
- Etsy, while most people know the platform for its unique handmade creations, Etsy does offer a large selection of second-hand articles for your home, soul, and body. Etsy is full of jewels honestly, I often love visiting the platform as an entertainment and inspiration.
- If you are passionate about luxury clothing but reasonable enough to buy it for half its price then VestiaireCollective is curated for you. The platform takes pride in the large collection of luxury bags and all what your soul desires. The items are firstly shipped to their checking points to be proved in originality and pre-described condition. If passed the tests then it is posted to its final destination. Do not let me start on their vintage collection, goodness there are vintage Chanel tweed suits in there older than me, costing more than my monthly salary!
- Kleiderkreisel is another favorite website of mine available here in Germany and Austria. The idea behind stands for the girls who actually love exchanging their clothing. The most stylish German girls sell their clothing in there from Chanel, Chloe to H&M for a fraction of the original price.
I’d love to hear any additional sources for second-hand shopping in the comments below. Let me know what was the last pre-loved item you took with you home as well.
Ted Baker bag sold out, similar (here)
Asos pumps (here)