Secondhand fashion shopping is one of our favorite activities, and the perks are pretty impressive.
First, the beneficial impact of buying secondhand is well-known. Whenever possible, we like to give an existing fashion piece a longer life rather than buying a new one.
Second, it’s undeniably fun. We compare it to a treasure hunt because you’ll never know what you’ll find on the racks. At Crossroads stores, for example, we buy clothing from the public all day every day, so our inventory is different every time you visit.
Finally, you can find really good clothing and accessories. Here are some of those perks:
Finding Designer Pieces at Discount
We’d wear this secondhand Gucci belt with everything.
Gucci Belt, $275
Shopping Unique Pieces
No cookie cutter fashion here: you’ll find pieces as unique as your personal style.
Psychic Outlaw Jacket, $55
Loewe Paula’s Ibiza Flamenco Knot Bag, $550
Getting The Pieces You Missed Last Time Around
Missed the last fashion collaboration when everything sold out? Not to worry – you’ll eventually find it secondhand.
Alexander Wang x H&M, $32.50
Finding Nostalgic Pieces
This is a major treasure hunt find, finding a piece you owned years ago, or a tee to a concert you once saw.
Assorted T-Shirts, prices vary.
If you love a sports team, you can increase your gameday picks by thrifting for pieces.
Buying Like-New Pieces Way Below Retail
You read that right. Even like-new pieces are discounted at secondhand, sometimes to only a third of their original retail price.
Nike Air Jordans, $95
What are you waiting for? Add some secondhand shopping to your weekend plans and get your hands on your “new” clothing favorites.