We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: shopping second hand is one of the most sustainable choices you can make when it comes to fashion. By purchasing something pre-loved, your hard-earned money isn’t directly contributing to the resource-heavy production of brand new garments. Instead, you are keeping clothes from landfill by giving them a second life.
And the planet isn’t the only winner. Opting for second hand and vintage items saves you money, helps you to build a more unique wardrobe that isn’t full of cookie-cutter fast fashion trends, and even allows you to branch out into brands you wouldn’t normally think of buying.
Since launching in 2009, Vestiaire Collective has grown from a French company to a global one whilst maintaining a strong Parisian DNA. Vestiaire Collective is “the leading online marketplace to buy and sell authenticated pre-owned luxury fashion.” It encourages consumers to consider resale as a smart and sustainable approach to fashion.
We’ve rounded up our top 9 pre-owned brands you can shop on Vestiaire Collective with new-to-you clothes and accessories in mint condition. While PANGAIA is already making waves as a ‘Good’ brand, buying its innovative essentials second hand is doubly sustainable and more affordable! And if you’ve always wanted a cult-classic Burberry trench but don’t want to buy from the brand directly, or you’d love to support animal-friendly luxury brand Stella McCartney but balk at the price tag, pre-owned may be the way to go.