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

9 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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