The Importance of Shopping Vintage and Second Hand
The fashion industry is the second highest polluter in the world and continually increases its negative impact. We often do not think about what goes on behind the scenes, how our clothing is made and what needs to happen to produce what we wear.
One of the wonderful trends that has begun to combat this is the growth of second hand and vintage stores both bricks and mortar and e-commerce. We are all about clothing retailers that sell lightly used gems. Buying second hand ensures that we are not furthering our own carbon footprint and often results in finding pieces that are unique and truly special.
The current trends take us back into the vintage world, popularizing looks from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s. The millennial generation (who have the most purchasing power) is all about looking back to the past for fashion inspiration especially from high-end retailers such as Gucci. This interest in the old bodes well for all things vintage and second hand. “Behind this phenomenon, we find the re-issues that fashion brands like Versace, Helmut Lang, Marc Jacobs, Kenzoor Adidas Originals have run from their most historically representative creations, as well as the logo revivals that firms like Gucci, Amirior Balenciaga are currently executing”.
We encourage you to explore all of the various second hand and vintage retailers out there; it’s a lot of fun to explore trends from the past to create a look special to you. If you have items in your closet that you no longer like, you can sell to a second hand or vintage retailer and pass along the piece for someone new to have and love! We’ve included some great retailers that sell either second and/or vintage clothing. Happy shopping!
Here is a list of some of the best second hand and vintage retailers: