Second-Hand Fashion Apps

When it comes to updating your wardrobe to be more sustainable – you can do this in a few ways, but the two main options are purchasing new items from an ethical and sustainable brand or shopping second-hand.

Did you know the average Australian throws out approximately 23kg of clothing each year? That is a huge amount of clothing that ends up landfill and has a negative impact on our planet. So, it goes to show there is a big market for purchasing second-hand clothes when there is that much waste each year. Previously, the only way to find second-hand clothing was from your local op-shop or vintage store, but now there are also used clothing apps that enable you to purchase your next treasured wardrobe staple, from the comfort of your own home!

Refer below for KEEPER Denim’s top 5 Apps for Second-Hand Fashion that all offer worldwide shipping:

  1. Depop

Depop is an online marketplace where you can find unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. It also enables you to tailor the search function so you can search by your size and save previous searches to pick up where you left off when you go back into the app.

  1. eBay

eBay has a huge range of second-hand clothing as well as vintage pieces, and even handbags. Due to the huge range of items that eBay offers, this is a great place to start if you haven’t purchased second-hand items before. You can even set alerts with keywords so when new items are listed with these keywords you will be notified.

  1. Vinted

With over 45 million members worldwide, Vinted sells a wide range of low-cost second-hand clothing. There is also an additional option to search items under a ‘swap’ feature, this will enable you to discover people on the app that are willing to swap an item of clothing with you. You’re also entitled to a refund from Vinted if required, which is a bonus as most used-clothing apps don’t offer this.

  1. Vestiaire Collective

Vestiaire Collective is a global marketplace for used designer fashion. You’ll find a huge range of clothes, shoes, handbags, and jewellery and with thousands of items being added to the platform each day, there is no shortage of choice. A great feature of this app is some of the items have an ‘authentication’ feature, which means once you purchase the item online, the seller sends the item to Vestiare Collective, they check that the items appear as it is described on the app and then they send it to you.

  1. Mottainai

Mottainai is named after a Japanese concept that entails regret over creating waste, which encourages people to use items for their entire lifespan before discarding them. This online second-hand store is based in Australia and offers a variety of clothing including everyday brands, designer and vintage brands.

 

We hope you enjoyed this KEEPER Denim list of the top 5 apps for second-hand fashion. With online shopping today, there is a huge variety to choose from when it comes to second-hand fashion, whether you’re searching for everyday items or special designer pieces for a special occasion, the options are endless!

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