- Category: Rain in Style
- Published: Sunday, April 01, 2018
- Written by Lorraine Serbinski
What would you say if I told you that 85 percent of my wardrobe is secondhand? Well, it’s true. Shopping secondhand is easy, rewarding, environmentally responsible and, most of all, savvy! Who doesn’t love savvy shopping?
I know that secondhand shopping can have a certain stigma to it, but I promise it doesn’t have to mean digging through racks of outdated, tacky clothing. In recent years, secondhand has become more appealing, widely available and, dare I say...cool!
We are lucky to have a few local options. Of course, there is Goodwill, but there’s also Clothes Mentor and Plato’s Closet. We even have a few secondhand stores downtown in Forage and ReRun. Both are beautiful boutiques with a wide range of inventory. I encourage you to check them out!
There are also online secondhand stores; the most well-known would be Poshmark and ThredUP, with my favorite being the latter. Think of it as a typical online store, except it’s all discounted secondhand clothing. They have an app that’s easy to navigate. I recommend you filter your search by size and check often. Items in your cart will only remain there for 18–24 hours. I usually only buy items that say like new, or new with tags. You can earn free shipping for the next month when you reach a certain dollar amount. Can I plead the fifth on what that dollar amount is? (I’ve had free shipping for a while, y’all.) Returns are easy to do online. Choose the store credit option for free return shipping.
So, what do you think? Ready to give secondhand a try? Do you already love being savvy-chic? Since Earth Day is this month, why not try your hand at planting a tree and shopping secondhand. You can help give the earth (and your wallet) a lot of love! Let’s take a look at some of my favorite secondhand pieces. You might very well be surprised by the brands.
Nanette Lepore handbag from ThredUp.
Owen and Emma join me downtown. My jacket is Artelier by Nicole Miller, bag is Nine West, jeans are J Brand, shoes are Sam Edelman all from ThredUP. Shirt is from Target.
Faux leather leggings by Tart, earrings by Baublebar, clutch and bracelets all found on ThredUP. My blazer is Mario Serrani from TJMaxx.
My collection of faux animal print heels, found on ThredUP.