Five reasons you shouldn’t shun second hand clothes shopping

Most of us love the feeling of buying brand new clothes, but why not give second hand garms a go once in a while? Here’s exactly why you should…

You might be surprised

Understandably, buying second hand clothes from places like charity shops or c can be a bit of an unappealing thought. You might be in the mindset that they’re just full of musky smelling, moth eaten clothes from way back when. Not gonna lie, a lot of them are. But amongst a whole load of questionable items even your Nan wouldn’t be caught dead in, you can actually find some pretty decent bargains.

ASOS, TopShop, Zara and River Island bits from a few seasons ago with the tags still on for a fraction of the price? A cool, retro, oversized Adidas sweatshirt for a couple of quid? Cute stuff from the 80’s that you can totally call vintage to make them sound chicer? Why not!
Pop into a few second-hand shops the next time you’re on the high street. You might find nothing, but then again you might be pleasantly surprised.

Saving the planet is cool

With the fashion industry said to be the second worst contributor to polluting the environment (the first being oil) and millions of items of clothing being sent to landfill every year; constantly buying brand new clothes and eventually throwing them away really isn’t nice for the Earth. Buying a few recycled clothing items means you’re cutting down your payment into an environmentally unfriendly trade, so reduce your carbon footprint and buy something second hand. Oh and while you’re at it, donate or sell the clothes you don’t want any more instead of chucking them straight into a bin bag headed for landfill. Better yet, even world famous fashion designer, Stella Mcartney is backing sustainable fashion.

You’ll save a few pennies

Probably even a good few pounds. Need we say more?


Price tag bragging

When people compliment an item of clothing you got second hand, you can smugly tell them how cheap it was and that it was from a charity shop. ‘Aw thanks! It was actually, like, £3 from Oxfam’. If they’re not mildly impressed, point them in the direction of this article.

If second hand is good enough for Macklemore, it’s good enough for us…

*Cue Thrift Shop*…

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