Second- hand Clothing

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Second-hand Clothing

Shopping second-hand is the most sustainable way to shop when you need new clothes.

Browse second-hand clothing on our Marketplace and see and style what you already own with preloved clothing you want to buy.

Even though second-hand clothes are getting increasingly popular, there’s still some questions left unanswered.

Luckily for you, we’re sustainable fashion pros 💅(whatever that means) so we’ve got all the answers when it comes to second-hand clothing.

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Where can I buy used high-end clothes?

There are several online marketplaces where you can buy used high-end clothes, including:

  • Vestiaire Collective - is an online Marketplace for pre-loved luxury clothing that brings you hundreds of high quality vintage clothes. 

  • LAMPOO - Log on to LAMPOO for your second-hand high end clothing fix. Find designer clothing and accessories that you can’t find anywhere else.

  • Luisa Via Roma - Shop high quality preloved luxury clothing on Luisa Via Roma. Find designer gems that are no longer on sale all thanks to their curated selection of preloved and quality clothing. 
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Are there any good websites for second-hand clothing?

You can shop for second-hand clothes online, not just in vintage stores and charity shops.

There’s a whole host of websites and apps (*cough* Whering *cough* ) that make it easy to shop for preloved clothes. 

Some popular options include:

  • Oxfam Online Shop - Browse second-hand clothes from all over the country online, so you don’t need to leave your house (bonus).

  • Vintaholic - Vintaholic is an online store chock-a-block with affordable vintage clothing. Browse through the centuries and find something you love.

  • Beyond Retro - From the 60s to Y2K, they’ve got all the second-hand clothes you can imagine. Shop their huge online inventory to find something you love.

  • eBay UK - eBay is a classic. There’s so many quality hidden gems you’ll love on eBay. Get searching now (only if there’s something you actually need, obvs).

  • Depop - You already know Depop, but we couldn’t not mention it. There’s endless sellers and styles available so everyone can find something stunning.

  • Vinted - Get on Vinted and lower the price filters and you’ll be shocked at what you discover. We’re high key obsessed.
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Why is buying clothes second-hand looked down on?

Honestly bestie, we’re asking ourselves the same question. Second-hand clothes shouldn’t be thought of as less than new items.

Whilst we’re aware of different factors that lead some people to question second-hand clothing, on the whole we think it should be widely accepted as the norm. 

The future of sustainable fashion depends on second-hand clothes. Circular fashion is the only way forward, so that’s why we need to destigmatize shopping second-hand, for good.

Gen Z are doing a pretty good job at welcoming second-hand clothing into their lives, but there’s no doubt Shein and Zara have plans to continue greenwashing consumers into thinking they’re doing good by purchasing their ‘eco conscious’ collections. 

Second-hand clothes have had a life before you which is the main reason people tend to turn their nose up, but this is all part of their charm. It’s a myth that second-hand clothes are worse quality than new clothes.

If you’re asking for our honest opinion, we think people just tell themselves this to excuse buying new clothes when they know second-hand is more sustainable. Often, second-hand clothes are actually better quality.

Vintage clothes have a long life span as they were made before the era where consumers are expected to only wear things a few times before deeming it as “old”.

With a little TLC, second-hand clothes can last a lifetime. Naturally, we’ve written about this before, so we’ll just leave our article detailing how to look after second-hand clothes here for you to check out.

Are used clothes worth it?

Yes, used clothes are totally worth the investment, as long as you’re sure you like the item and you can truly imagine yourself wearing it.

Just like anything, second-hand clothes need to be purchased with the intention of long term wear, nothing will ever excuse that fact. 

We’ve said it before, and we will say it again: second-hand clothes are quality pieces of clothing that can become valuable assets to your wardrobe.

If you don’t think “used clothes” are worth buying, please reconsider. Buying second-hand clothes (and actually wearing them) is one of the best things you can do for the planet.

Discover unique vintage gems when you shop Vestiaire Collective on Whering. They stock hundreds of used high quality clothing to last a lifetime. So, whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s affordable or high end second-hand clothing, you’ll soon see “used” clothes are worth the money.

Who wants something off the rack that everyone else has anyway?

With Whering, you can style your existing wardrobe with items you're eyeing on our marketplace, so you can easily tell if it's worth the investment.

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It's not just buying second-hand clothing that's good for the planet, keeping fashion circular by selling your clothes is also super important.

Where can you sell designer clothes online?

There are plenty of places you can get extra cash for your unwanted clothes. We’re no stranger to selling our clothes, see our guide on how to *actually* sell your old clothes fast.

Our faves include:

  • Finds
  • Shopify
  • Thrift + 
  • thredUP
  • Vestiaire Collective
  • Depop
  • Vinted
  • eBay

Keep in mind, these platforms offer different services and have varying commission fees, so it's important to research and compare them to find one that suits you.

Pro tip: if you’ve got an active following, why not try selling your clothes on Instagram or Facebook?

What are the cheapest places to buy designer clothing?

Can you buy cheap designer from outlet stores?

We know how much people love shopping in outlet stores, including us (until we found out the truth).

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but many clothes sold in outlet stores are sold cheaply as they were never designed to be sold by the actual brand.

Lots of brands will use cheaper versions of similar materials to make low quality versions of real designer pieces, and sell them in outlet stores for a ‘discounted price’ but they were never intended to be sold for full price.

This feels like a good deal but it’s actually still exploitative of garment workers as they’re not paid proportionately to the sale price and designer label attached to the item.

So, what are the cheapest places to buy designer clothing?

Find affordable and ethically sourced designer clothing on Whering, all thanks to our partners LAMPOO, Vestiaire Collective and Luisa Via Roma offering quality vintage for a reasonable price

Here are some of our fave places to find cheap designer clothing:

  • thredUP - has a variety of designer clothes from fashion lovers just like you, sold for a reasonable price for the quality and label.

  • Vinted - It’s super easy to find affordable clothing by sellers who are just trying to get rid of old items. We’ve found countless steals.

  • eBay - eBay is no doubt a hot spot for discounted designer goods. You get what you give, so put in the time and you’ll find something stunning. 

  • Online Marketplaces - Resale platforms such as Vestiaire Collective, LAMPOO, Luisa Via Roma usually sell clothes for a cheaper price. We’re here for ethical bargains! 

What are some sites that sell high-end, rare clothing?

Not to flex, but it feels good to be the friends who’s always lending out their clothes 💅 One of the best things about second-hand clothing is the fact that no one else has the same thing as you.

That’s why we love finding high-end and rare clothing online, we know we’ll be turning heads.

Anyway, getting off topic- what are some sites that sell high-end, rare clothing? See our list of recs:

  • Grailed
  • thredUP
  • The RealReal
  • Vestiaire Collective 
  • Luisa Via Roma
  • 1stdibs

These sites specialise in luxury and designer clothing, accessories, and footwear from well-known brands and designers. They offer a curated selection of rare and unique pieces that are often difficult to find elsewhere.

Don’t worry, they have authentication and appraisal services so you can be sure you’re copping a real piece of designer luxury. With quality and rarity comes a high price- so don’t be alarmed if you see hefty price tags. 

Want to be on the other end of the deal? Like, selling your own used items? We got your back…

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How/where to sell gently used clothes and shoes?

It’s easy to sell used clothes and shoes online, provided they’re not showing serious signs of wear. Here are some places we love to get rid of our second-hand goods:

  • Resale platforms: are the perfect places to sell your unwanted clothes. Try resale with our partners Thrift+. Give something you used to love another life. That’s circular fashion working its magic.

  • Online Luxury Resale: If you’ve fallen out of love with designer goods, platforms like The RealReal, thredUp, and Vestiaire Collective are for you. Sell to people who love pre-loved luxury as much as you. 

That’s our 411 on second-hand clothes. Second-hand garments are the future of sustainable fashion, so get involved.

Don’t forget you can shop second-hand clothing on the Whering Marketplace if you’re not sure where to start. 

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