I grew up wearing my brother’s “hand-me-downs” and experienced social bullying. In the past, there was a stigma attached to secondhand clothes – secondhand clothes were only for the “needy” and “unfortunate”. Thankfully, there’s a shift underway that values a more circular consumer economy.
The benefits of buying secondhand, today, are huge and they have the potential to improve your life, your wardrobe and the planet without doing anything more than shopping from home – just like you would on Amazon!
So, let’s take a look at why everybody should be buying things second hand in today’s world.
The Benefits Of Buying Secondhand
The Obvious: It Saves Money
We love to look good and we’re sure you do too but staying on top of fashion gets expensive, fast.
When you shop in online thrift stores you can save a bundle of money.
And don’t forget, just like any other retailer, thrift stores hate to keep merchandise hanging around – if it goes 30 days or more without being sold, the odds are pretty good that they’ll start offering even bigger discounts!
You Can Improve The Quality Of What You Own
This is a slightly less obvious benefit of second hand purchasing but when your costs go down, the quality of the things you buy can go up.
Sure, you may not be able to buy that beautiful Porsche Design watch or Prada handbag brand new but on the secondhand market?
They’re a lot more affordable.
This is one of the key principles of slow fashion, buying better products, and it’s much easier for most of us to achieve it with second hand stores.
It’s A Child’s Best Option
Well, it’s a child’s best option for clothing, shoes, and the like.
After all, we all know that children grow super fast and when you buy nice things, they grow out of them fast enough to make your eyes sting with the pain of the cost.
Buying kid’s clothes second hand ought to be compulsory for most people.
And when your kid has finished with the item, don’t forget as long as it’s not completely wrecked – you can sell it again too.
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