Stars – They’re just like us! It’s no secret that shopping recycled fashion has many benefits and some of our favorite stylish celebrities have not been shy about sharing their love of shopping recycled fashion. Some cite environmental sustainability as their reason and some love the hunt and thrill of finding unique pieces that they can wear everywhere from on set to the red carpet.
See what some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry have to say about shopping recycled fashion!
Alicia Silverstone often shows off her favorite second-hand finds on her Instagram, “An average American throws away 80 pounds of clothing every year! Our landfills are filled with billions of pounds of textile waste. Buying second hand is always my go-to, it’s economical, chic, and much better for mama earth.” She told InStyle Magazine, “… you’re not encouraging excessive production or manufacturing,” calling out Crossroads Trading as one of her favorite places to shop. “I know I’m going to walk out of there with an entirely new wardrobe that I can feel really good about because I don’t have to feel guilty about where it came from—I’m re purposing it. For me, that’s my most important style choice, and that’s why most of what I wear is used.”
Sarah Jessica Parker
SPJ is a certifiable fashion icon and she still finds the time to shop second hand, not only for her and her children’s closets but for her wardrobe on sets. SPJ began shopping secondhand young, “I was like, ‘How can I do that? How can I afford to do that? What’s my version of that?’ Honestly, thrift stores played such a huge part in my life before Sex and the City,” she explains to People. On her latest show, HBO’s “Divorce”, Sarah Jessica Parker has shared that many of her character’s outfits are found at thrift stores in New York and then tailored to fit.
Shailene Woodley has long been known to be environmentally and socially conscious, so her commitment to shopping second hand is no surprise. “I exclusively buy used clothes [except for work],” she says in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m going to be a citizen of this planet, and I’m going to do my responsibility and live in stride with nature instead of constantly fighting against her.”
In 2017, Anne Hathaway committed to only wearing secondhand and sustainable vintage pieces for her promo tour for the movie ‘Colossal’, like the $15 flea market dress she wore on ‘Good Morning America.” If you didn’t love her before, her commitment to showcasing secondhand clothing on national TV and red carpet appearances AND talking about it all while her stylist, Penny Lovell, documented the looks on Instagram, should make you fall for her.
Kristen Bell is a girl that loves a bargain! Bell gives credit to her humble upbringing for her thrifty nature and she not only practices it with her own spending habits, but she has passed the trait onto her two children. “I buy a ton of their clothes secondhand,” Bell tells InStyle, noting that she was pleasantly surprised when her daughter was more than excited to buy clothes and toys secondhand during a recent trip to Goodwill.
Helen Mirren has admitted that when she travels to cold climates, she doesn’t pack anything of her own. Her first stop is a secondhand store to stock up on clothing for the trip. Talking to Express UK she has said, “I love a good charity shop, especially when I’m traveling. When I’m going to cold places, I take nothing – just underwear. On my way from the airport, I ask the driver to take me to a good charity shop, and I buy boots, socks, trousers, jumpers, sweaters, hats and scarves… On the way back to the airport, I have it all in a big bag and drop it off at another charity shop.”
Winona Ryder has made a comeback in recent years with ‘Stranger Things’, but that doesn’t stop the star from shopping secondhand and wearing her favorite pieces multiple times. She told Red Magazine, “Most of my wardrobe is vintage and I’ve worn dresses to the Oscars that I got for $10. At Sean Penn’s last Haiti gala I wore this vintage dress that I’d worn to a film premiere in 2005. I know that’s kind of a no-no in the fashion world, but why wear something just once if you love it?”