No matter how big or small, each step we can take to shop more sustainably helps fight back against fast fashion and curb the effects of the climate crisis – and one of the easiest ways to do so is to give shopping second-hand a go. Not only is shopping second-hand good for the environment, but it also offers the opportunity to find one-off or cult items, often for a fraction of their original retail price – though this can’t always be said for the more rare vintage gems – and who doesn’t love saving money?
Of course, for Londoners with a plethora of vintage stores on our doorsteps, this has been an easy and affordable way to mix one-of-a-kind pieces into our existing wardrobes for years. Luxury resale sites like The RealReal, Vestiaire Collective and 1st Dibs have had their hats in the ring for a while, but as luxury fashion has caught on to the trend for buying vintage and second-hand, e-commerce platforms took note with Selfridges and Farfetch joining the fray and launching their own in-house resale platforms, offering shoppers much easier access to verified second-hand designer bags, shoes and clothing, while re-booting the resale market.
From rare vintage finds to second-hand cult designs, jewellery to accessories, bags, shoes and more, we’ve scoured our favourite resale sites to find the best of pre-loved fashion to shop this month.