27 Brands to Shop Pre-Owned from Vestiaire Collective - Good On You
18 Feb

27 Brands to Shop Pre-Owned from Vestiaire Collective

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 27 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.

Reformation

Rated: Good
women wearing stylish sustainable dress, jacket, and jumpsuit from Reformation

LA-based Reformation creates killer clothes that don’t kill the environment. The brand also ensures that a large proportion of its suppliers pay a living wage. Go Reformation!

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Shop Reformation Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Adidas

Rated: Good
flat lay of second hand Adidas clothing and person wearing classic Adidas jumpsuit from Vestiaire Collective

Adidas is one of the largest sportswear makers in the world. The company has set some good environmental and labour standards, including an absolute target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations.

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Shop Adidas Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Katharine Hamnett

Rated: Good

Made in Italy, Katharine Hamnett is committed to ethically and sustainably sourced materials and production. The brand’s utilitarian and unisex yet chic pieces, like this silk dress, are made using eco-friendly materials like organic cotton and recycled polyester.

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Shop Katharine Hamnett Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

PANGAIA

Rated: Good
woman of colour wearing sustainable PANGAIA Black sweater dress next to flat lay second hand PANGAIA Clothing from Vestiaire Collective

PANGAIA designs products for living in any situation, sustaining your basic needs with smart technology and utilizing recyclable elements wherever possible.

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Shop PANGAIA Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Nudie Jeans

Rated: Good

Nudie Jeans designs 100% organic cotton denim and is transparent about its production. The brand also offers a free repair service, resells second hand products, and even recycles worn out items!

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Shop Nudie Jeans Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Stella McCartney

Rated: Good
flat lay second hand Stella McCartney bags

A member of the Ethical Trading Initiative and Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Stella McCartney has set some excellent environmental standards across the luxury fashion industry. Stella uses some eco-friendly materials, including recycled polyester and organic cotton, and has a strategy in place to reduce waste across its entire supply chain. It has also adopted the ETI Code of Conduct that includes a living wage definition!

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Shop Stella McCartney Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Mara Hoffman

Rated: Good

With a focus on mindful and conscious practices, Mara Hoffman uses eco-friendly materials including GOTS certified cotton, recycled nylon, and recycled polyester, and even has a range of Oeko-Tex STeP certified products. Items come in sizes XS to 3XL, and the brand also has a gorgeous extended sizes collection, so you can be sure to find a new wardrobe addition no matter the bod you rock!

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Shop Mara Hoffman Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Mother of Pearl

Rated: Good
girls wearing mother of pearl

Mother of Pearl is a sustainable and ethical luxury womenswear and accessories designer brand from the UK that celebrates individuality and authenticity. The brand uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including organic cotton and ensures the payment of a living wage across some of its supply chain. Find most products in UK sizes 6 to 16.

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Shop Mother of Pearl Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Patagonia

Rated: Good

Patagonia is a brand which truly lives and breathes the great outdoors. It makes clothing for trail running, climbing, mountain biking, surfing, skiing, and snowboarding. Patagonia has strong labour rights and uses recycled, rather than virgin, polyester. It has also committed to reducing its energy use and emissions, and stocks sizes XS-3XL.

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Shop Patagonia Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Maggie Marilyn

Rated: Good

Need-to-know designer Maggie Marilyn’s clothes are defined by her strong sense of luxury and fresh point of view. Inspired to create collections that are sustainable as well as beautiful, the New Zealand-based label utilizes organic cottons and ethically produced silks to craft effortlessly glamorous designs. Sizes available are XS-L.

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Shop Maggie Marilyn Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Mini Rodini (0-11 years)

Rated: Good
kids wearing mini rodini outfits in garden

Mini Rodini offers sustainable baby and kids clothes, accessories, and more. It is certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation.

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Shop Mini Rodini Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Gucci (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start
three second hand Gucci items from Vestiaire Collective listings

Founded in 1921, Gucci is an Italian luxury fashion house that produces menswear, womenswear, as well as shoes, bags, and other accessories. The brand has good policies to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, but still uses exotic animal skin. The good news is that you can find many of Gucci's modern luxury pieces second hand!

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Shop Gucci Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

COS (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

COS is a Swedish brand that creates timeless and innovative wardrobe-essentials. It uses some eco-friendly materials and received a score of 71-80% in the Fashion Transparency Index.

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Shop COS Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Filippa K (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start
Two images of a woman modelling blue denim.

Filippa K was built in Stockholm in 1993, on a backbone of entrepreneurial strength focused on style, simplicity and quality. It uses organic cotton and linen and recycles off-cuts created during the manufacturing process. The brand is also certified as ‘good’ by the Fair Wear Foundation and makes efforts to follow the Fair Wear Responsible Code of Labour.

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Shop Filippa K Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Levi’s (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Levi's is committed to producing quality, hard-wearing products, and it continues to make strides with regards to environmentally sustainable production methods. This includes its Waste<Less range, made from 20 percent post-consumer waste.

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Shop Levi's Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

G-Star Raw (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

G-Star Raw has been setting some good worker empowerment initiatives in its supply chain in the past few years. It’s a member of the Better Cotton Initiative and it has a Code of Conduct that covers all of the ILO Four Fundamental Freedoms principles!

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Shop G-Star Raw Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Balenciaga (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Balenciaga is a luxury fashion house founded in 1917 by Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga in San Sebastián. The Kering-owned brand has been making some efforts to reduce its environmental impact, setting targets to reduce its direct and indirect emissions, and implementing initiatives to reduce water use.

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Shop Balenciaga Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Dockers (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Dockers® has been the authority in khaki pants for more than 30 years. First introduced in 1986, this American classic was at the heart of the casual movement, providing men with smarter, more comfortable and more versatile clothes for every occasion. Dockers uses some eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. It has also set a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations

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Shop Dockers Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Napapijri (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Napapijri was born in 1987 in the shadow of Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc, where an Italian manufacturer of travel bags gave outdoor apparel a new meaning by combining innovative materials and close attention to style. The brand has made a public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and uses a few eco-friendly materials.

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Shop Napapijri Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Alexander McQueen (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

The iconic British fashion house, owned by Kering and now run by Sarah Burton (who designed Catherine Middleton's dress for her wedding to Prince William), is characterised by theatrical and bright styling. The brand has started to improve its environmental practices by setting a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gases in its own operations and supply chain by 50% per unit of revenue by 2025. It also has a policy to eliminate environmental pollution from the use of chromium and other chemicals in its leather tanning processes, and implements initiatives to reduce water use. Thanks to these policies, Alexander McQueen is on the right path and stands out from the majority of luxury fashion houses.

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Shop Alexander McQueen Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Burberry (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start
flat lay of classic Burberry trench coats second hand

Burberry is a British luxury fashion house known for its timeless beige trench coats. The brand has good policies to monitor suppliers, but it still uses exotic animal products. Shopping Burberry second hand allows us to add items to our wardrobe without using additional resources in the manufacturing process, to keep clothes out of landfills, and to (re)discover Burberry's unique and special pieces along the way.

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Shop Burberry Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Reebok (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Reebok has set some good environmental and labour standards over the years. It is a founding member of the Better Cotton Initiative, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and is partially certified by Bluesign.

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Shop Reebok Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Calvin Klein (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start
three second hand Calvin Klein wallets from Vestiaire Collective listings

Calvin Klein is an American brand which specialises in ready-to-wear underwear and accessories. The brand has made a public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but is not taking adequate steps to reduce textile waste in its supply chain. Buying Calvin Klein second hand allows you to keep clothes out of landfills and slow down the restless fast fashion cycle.

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Shop Calvin Klein Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Nike (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start
man of colour wearing black Nike sportswear and images of second hand Nike sweater and sneakers

Nike is an American sportswear and activewear manufacturer. The brand has good policies to audit suppliers in its supply chain, but it is not taking adequate steps to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers. By buying Nike second hand you're helping keep clothes out of landfills and helping protect workers by slowing down the fast fashion cycle and the relentless demands on low-paid workers in the supply chain.

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Shop Nike Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Faithfull the Brand (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start
woman wearing Faithfull dress as well as flay lays from second hand retailer Vestiaire Collective

Faithfull the Brand is an Indonesia-based collection of effortless pieces designed to be versatile and easy, made with the modern traveller in mind. The brand rates 'Good' on the labour and animal welfare fronts, but still needs to use eco-friendly materials and reduce textile waste. By buying Faithfull the Brand second hand you're helping keep clothes out of landfills.

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Shop Faithfull the Brand Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Saint Laurent (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Yves Saint Laurent, or as it's now known, Saint Laurent, is a French luxury fashion house founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé. The brand has good policies to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

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Shop Saint Laurent Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

The North Face (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

For more than 50 years, The North Face has made activewear and outdoor sports gear that exceeds expectations. The brand has good policies to eliminate hazardous chemicals in its supply chain and uses some eco-friendly materials, including recycled materials.

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Shop The North Face Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Editor's note

Feature image via Vestiaire Collective, all other images via Vestiaire Collective and brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world’s most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet and animals. We love to recommend some of the best sustainable brands, rated ‘Good’ or ‘Great’. We also encourage shopping pre-owned as another great way to reduce the impact of our fashion choices. Use our Directory to search more than 3,000 brands. We may earn a commission on sales with top-rated partners made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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