Fashion gives us the Opportunity to express our likes, interests and style through clothing and accessories. Whether you love street wear, vintage clothing or luxury items, we can all agree that wanting to look on trend can cost a pretty penny. If your a shopaholic, like any fashionista these items can pile up in your closet and some never even see the light of day. This drive for more and more is not only damaging the environment but also to your bank account. Fast fashion and the explosion of the fashion industry in the twenty first century has made clothing, shoes and accessories one of the most manufactured goods on the planet. More clothing factories means more population in the atmosphere and the use of more materials to make them. We are all guilty contributors of this cycle but there is a better way. Buying second hand doesn’t always mean that it will be less than brand new. Luckily today there are so many platforms where you can buy designer goods from private retailers, personal sellers and people right in your area.
This week we will list 3 amazing marketplace apps where you can buy and sell second hand designer clothing, accessories and more!
Do you love thrift shopping but can find the time to search through dozens of isles to find a good deal ? You may have old clothing and home decor items that you want to get rid of as they no longer fit your aesthetic. What you need is Letgo ! Letgo is a marketplace app where you can buy and sell items such as clothing, furniture and many other one of a kind items with personal sellers and retailers in your area. Sellers credibility is based off of real customers reviews and the app encourages you to meet in person to ensure that you won’t be scammed over the internet. The categories you can browse through include fashion and accessories, home and garden, movies, books and music and even cars. Let go is like an online thrift store as you can find one of a kind, rare and vintage items. Buying locally is sustainable as there is no energy wasted shipping your purchase overseas. You can save items that you’ve liked and negotiate price and pick up with the sellers through the messaging feature. You don’t need to give out any personal information as you are protected through the app and meeting in person allows you to see the product before you actually buy. Letgo is your online second hand shop that you can browse at any time, it’s Convenient, local and your wallet and the environment will thank you too. Download Letgo in the App Store and buy and sell unique clothing, accessories and more today!
Who doesn’t love designer brand, luxury goods and limited items, they are a staple in most of our closets but is it really worth it? Retail prices can be insane and make us wonder if there was an easier way to buy luxury goods at a fraction of the cost. Luckily there is a way, if you haven’t heard of Depop your welcome. Depop is an international second hand market place where you can browse through thousands of listings in your area and around the world. You can follow your favourite personal shops run by real people, you can view there reviews from customers and other sellers. Depop is perfect if you love designer brands, vintage clothing and late 90’s early 2000s accessories and fashion. All your purchase are protected through paypal but it’s important to be cautious anytime you buy anything online. Depop allows you to scroll through pages of items you’ve searched for and you can filter them based on price, size and brand. If your trying to get rid of some of your old items you can sell them as well. You can get amazing deals on purses, jewelry and designer clothing from Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and many many more! The app is addicting and allows you to find the best deals on all your latest obsessions. Depop is the perfect app to search for trendy, thrifty clothing and accessories that are sure to make you feel like a million bucks.
An outfit isn’t complete without the perfect shoes to match. Calling all sneakerheads and street style fanatics, there’s a new way to get your hands on the latest drip. Bump is an innovative new app that allows you to search for the latest designer and exclusive clothing and shoes. Just like the other apps we’ve listed today, you can of course also sell your own items on Bump as well. Buying straight from retail is pricey as we all know and encourages the brand to produce more of their product. Why spend full price when you can buy second hand on Bump. Bump has a huge selection of street wear, shoes and vintage styles for reasonable prices. Your banking information is protected through PayPal and you are guaranteed 100% authenticity or your money back. By using the filter tool in the search menu, you can filter products by size, colour, categories of clothing and brands. The top highlight brands on Bump include : Supreme, Babe, Stussy, Balenciaga, Comme des garçons, Raf Simons and many more brands in the designer/ streetwear category. Bump makes finding exclusive products easy by connecting you with sellers close to you, making the cost of shipping and the amount of energy used very low. Another feature Bump offers is something called Proxy where you can pay someone to buy unreleased items for you. The buyer will be proxying the retail price plus the fee for the service in the final bill, proxying allows you to get exclusive and rare items all without having to stand in those ridiculous lines at pop up shops. Find your inner hype beast on Bump and save money as you shop for exclusive and designer clothing, shoes and more!
BY: Veronica Alves