10 tips for thrifting and shopping secondhand

When secondhand shopping, or thrifting, it’s important to remain focused. With Secondhand September becoming more popular, I thought I would share some tips to help you thrift consciously. By doing so you can keep your wardrobe in line with your life and style. After all my former years of being a serial shopper, and after 6-years as a reformed fashion addict (who now opts for quality over quantity) along with all my year’s of sustainable styling experience, I have found that these simple secondhand shopping tips have helped me keep wardrobe tidy.

MY SHOPPING TIPS FOR THRIFTING AND SHOPPING SECONDHAND

These tips will help ensure your wardrobe remains in line with your life and style (as well as keeping you focused) by only adding long-lasting quality pieces that are cost-effective, offering you a great cost per wear (CPW) on any ‘new to you’ investments you make it into your closet.

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These 10 tips act as a useful checklist to prevent you from bingeing on secondhand clothing, very often when we first try to slow down and do the sustainable fashion thing, it’s easy to replace our past shopping habits with secondhand hauls. Please feel free to share these across your socials and help encourage others to get involved with #secondhandseptember


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My advice is to only buy what you need and what will make you truly happy, not just in the moment of purchasing a ‘bargain’ but for the long term.

I hope you enjoy secondhand September, and whilst it’s a month of raising awareness it’s something we should all seek to do more of throughout the year. Secondhand, or preloved as I prefer to call it, should always be our first port of call before buying something ‘new’ first-hand.

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