The Thrift Shop
Right now, onlyCuyanaandReformationare partners but there are plans in the works for more platforms to join soon. Rebag is a specialist store which means they have one of the biggest ranges for second hand designer bags on offer. Pro sellers apply to sell your clothes and you choose your preferred seller based on their price estimates. It started as the brainchild of resale-entrepreneur James Kawas who realized more people would be encouraged to give their old clothes a second life if the selling process were a little easier.
You can also support the brand further by purchasing one of their MAW tees. And if you want to support more black-owned businesses, read our article on Etsy art and jewelry shops all in support of minorities. Their talented owner, Amy Yee was named by Refinery29 as an industry insider for vintage clothing and her gorgeous Etsy store as one of NYC’s best.
Thrift stores allow you to save money on kids’ clothes. That means if something fits in the store, you don’t have to worry about losing that fit when you throw it in the laundry. If you have children, taking them to a thrift store is a good way to teach them how to find good products while saving money. Backed by a super-funky beat, Macklemore shows how much $20 can do by ditching expensive labels for thrift shop clothing. I’ve been seeing a lot of dropshippers on Depop & Poshmark who claim their items are secondhand when they’re not .
Once they sell, you earn money you can either cash out or keep as store credit. Anything not accepted will either be returned to you or be responsibly recycled. They probably aren’t the go-to source for unique boutique vintage finds, but offers a little bit of everything else. Purchasing works like other sites, but their selling process is pretty cool.
Much like Urban Renewal, customers can recycle any Patagonia items at any of their stores so that they may be up-cycled and resold on their website. Unlike Urban Renewal, however, these items are sold at extremely discounted prices. This platform has thousands of pieces that are posted for half the original price.
Others are a free-for-all of bins and warehouse space. Our team adds more than 10,000 new items to each store, every single day. Not only are you sure to find the brands you know and trust, but you’re also likely to find the perfect size, style, and colors you prefer. Do ask when the store puts new merchandise out for sale. Some restock throughout each day, as the employees have time.
The truth is, while not perfect, thrifting is one of the best solutions to fast fashion we have at the moment. If every person in the world substituted just one new clothing purchase with a used one, we could collectively prevent6 billion pounds of carbon emissions. However, thrift stores, consignment stores, or op shops do help keep300,000 tons of fabric from the landfill each year. With their meticulous quality control, you simply won’t get genuine vintage deals in one sweet spot like you will here. They also allow you to search by era starting with pre-1940s vintage clothing. You can’t sell there as an individual cleaning out their closet, as with other sites, but if you happen actually have a vintage thrift business, you can sign up to become a selling boutique.
We love this focus on creativity, because, really, isn’t that what fashion is all about. Definitely geared toward the more modern side , Poshmark boasts over 25 million items across well over 5,000 brands. They have everything from Prada down to Forever 21. While the site doesn’t allow you to search by specific model (say you’re in the market specifically for Synchilla Snap-T), you can filter by general product category. Plus, then it mimics the exploratory nature of traditional thrifting, which is half the fun of it all. Or if you just want to trade up and get rid of your Patagonia items you don’t wear, you can send it to Worn Wear in exchange for store credit to use on new or used items.