In the last few months, many of us have been affected by COVID-19; we’ve all had to change our behaviours to adapt to the current situation.
Many of us have looked at alternative options such as preloved or affordable items. Thrifting has been a solution for many, as it’s helped millions of people buy clothes for much less. In addition, purchasing preloved fashion helps support slow fashion by preventing clothes from going to landfill, ultimately affecting our ecosystems.
So before you dive into the world of thrifting, we’ve put together five top tips to give you a head start.
- Shop with a Budget
It’s easy to go crazy thrifting online or in-store, mainly because everything is discounted or sold for much less. However, when shopping for a bargain don’t be afraid to look for competitive prices in good-will shops, vintage shops, reselling platforms like eBay or Amazon.
- Look for Holes, Tears, and Stains
f you’re shopping on reseller platforms like eBay or in a good-will shop, sometimes items can slip through with faults or damages. Therefore, always review the description or ask the reseller before purchasing the item.
- Wear it with Confidence
Once you’ve bought a preloved outfit, wear it with confidence! The online second-hand is set to grow 69% by 2021 (https://www.thredup.com/resale/#resale-growth). Don’t be afraid to show off and let people know your item was preloved.