Pre-loved fashion is all about strutting down the street in the best designer clothing. However, if you knew this was without the price tag, whilst giving a nod to sustainable fashion, I am sure you would all jump on board.
Pre-loved clothing is defined as purchasing designer items that have been previously “loved” and worn before. This ensures classic and trend-lead pieces become available via websites and stores, ensuring the market is becoming more circular and sustainable. Additionally, it allows for older designs to be re-worn, allowing trend-lead fashionista’s, the option to gain amazing vintage finds!
Trends are changing and consumers now desire high quality, luxury clothing that won’t break the bank. Vintage and pre-loved items are now viewed as being extremely trendy, making classic and trend-lead styles, unique to individual tastes. Individuality and uniqueness are qualities that now prevail in the fashion world, meaning pre-loved clothing has never been so fashionable.
Due to a surge in sustainability the pre-loved market has boomed. There are now multiple re-sellers via independent e-commerce stores e.g. Sellier Knightsbridge and within larger fashion brands, for example, Farfetch’s Pre-Owned section, which is supporting this trend.
Additionally, in terms of the products themselves, designer items are made of high-quality material, often curated and designed for the long term. This is why it is so important to give these products a second chance. A longer lifespan for your products, usually means you are buying less and saving more. Something we all want to do!
We all know that you have that dress in the back of your wardrobe that deserves a new home, check out these sites below and see if Pre-Loved will work for you.
Is Pre-Loved for you?
Sellier Knightsbridge is considered to be one of the best consignment stores in London and has been buying and selling designer items since the 1970s. Now, they have a large following on Instagram where they can show, explain and educate their followers on purchasing and selling Preloved items. They mostly sell shoes, bags and accessories and have a broad range of high-end designer items from the likes of Hermes, Chanel, Prada and many more.
Vestiaire Collective is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell authenticated, pre-owned luxury fashion. This is a huge online store that allows customers to buy and sell items via their website and app. Vestiaire has an in-house team which are dedicated to authenticating all items which are bought and sold, helping to minimise the issues of counterfeiting. This also allows you to purchase products with key knowledge, that your money isn’t going to waste.
Farfetch describe their Pre-Owned Category as a place to find “treasures” that suit you! Here you can discover a large range of items, from different designers which answer any of your fashion needs. Furthermore, they offer a Fashion Footprint Tool which allows you to calculate your environmental savings. This is a unique sustainability service that educates the consumer about the sustainable qualities of materials. This means you can have a gorgeous, yet sustainable wardrobe for a minimal price tag.
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