Despite what you might think, affordable sustainable clothing exists! The trick is to shop at secondhand clothing stores. First, you’re shopping sustainably by keeping pre-loved clothing out of landfill and giving it a longer life. Second, you’ll find that secondhand clothing costs one-third to one-half of the original retail price.
You don’t have to give up anything when you buy used clothing. Look at all these categories of fashion you can find!
Shopping for secondhand clothes is like a treasure hunt. Keep an eye out for unique pieces like brand collaborations.
Opening Ceremony x Vans Panther Set. Jacket, $24. Joggers, $18.50. Tote, $22.50.
Sugar Thrillz Dress, $32.50. Sam Edelman Shoes, $24. Crazy Horse Bag, $18.50.
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Do you know how many people buy a new piece of clothing only to find out months later that they never wear it? Maybe it doesn’t fit them right, or it no longer matches their style. Selling it to a fashion resale store gets it out of their closet and into your hands. The piece has finally found a good home!
New Coogi Sweater, $85.
Vintage clothing is very popular these days, and looking for these pieces in secondhand stores is a thrill of its own. You may even find a label or style you loved decades ago and are ready to revisit.
Vintage Paris Blues Dress, $22.50. Vintage Beaded Bag, $18.50.
Buying designer pieces secondhand makes them significantly more affordable. Plus, these fashion “investment” pieces will stay in your closet for years to come.
Gucci Princeton Mules, $265.
Don’t overlook secondhand clothing stores when shopping for evenings and special events. It makes even more sense to buy these used if you think you’ll only wear them once or twice. Sell it back to the resale store to earn store credit for your next evening event.
Nicole Miller Dress, $32.50.
Finding affordable sustainable clothing near you is only a few clicks away. Check out our locations page to find the Crossroads store closest to you.