I was going to apologise for sharing yet another post relating to secondhand fashion, but then thought fuck it – someone’s got to keep banging on about it right and it’ll break up the never ending stream of news and posts about the bastard Coronavirus that I’m getting bloody sick of (I never thought I’d say it, but bring back the Brexit chat!)
So whether you’re quarantined/isolated at home and not able to hit the charity shops or simply looking for the best places to shop secondhand online, I’m hoping that my list of places to mooch around is going to help you on your quest to find a true gem.
I’ve been a long time fan of Vinted despite the fact it’s been a while since I bought anything from there. It’s my go-to place when I first think of something the I need (well, more like want) to buy online and has a huge selection of anything you could possibly think of, from Primark to Gucci you can spend as little or as much as you want. I also love that you can buy or swap items with other users, meaning you only pay for the postage of items. I personally haven’t done this as I haven’t listed anything for sale in a long time, but it’s a great idea!
Again, I haven’t bought anything from here in a long time as I’ve favoured shopping IRL lately, but there is a good selection of items (probably not as wide as the other places) on here and the money goes to charity! It’s slightly pricier than the items you find in the store or some of the other places online, but they tend to be of a higher quality.
Ahhh good old eBay! I’ve bought so many things from sellers on eBay over the years, my favourite item probably being my Mulberry Taylor bag as it’s something I use pretty much every day!
I love the Saved Search feature which will save the things you regularly search for and bring them up on the homepage of the app (or site if you’re on the laptop/PC) with items it thinks you might like based on your previous search or purchase history. My top ones tend to be Topshop Size 8 and Mulberry bag – they’re both things that I’ve searched hundreds of times over the years and will continue to until… never? The one thing I will say is to keep an eye out for any fakes – there are a lot of people selling off bags they probably got in Turkey for more money than they should! If you want some tips on buying secondhand designer online, make sure to check out this helpful post I wrote a while back.
Okay I’m not the biggest fan of Depop, but I know plenty of people swear by it, so I thought it only right that it gets a mention on this list. The reason I’m not a massive fan is because I got stung by someone selling a fake Gucci belt – don’t worry, I wrote a post about that too 😉
However, there’s a huge selection of clothing from all kinds of brands in the same way as Vinted. I love that it’s set up like Instagram and people like to get creative with the photos they post rather than hanging an item up and hoping someone will buy it based on that.
Following this post I’ve decided to do a full review of the app and will be doing a follow up post on my experience with it – so stay tuned for new posts all about Depop!
I hope this is a helpful post for you all and you’ve got some inspiration to start clicking away for secondhand clothing whilst you’re cooped up at home. Let me know if you’ve got any other suggestions for places to shop secondhand and what your best bargains have been in the comments below!
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