Investing in pre-loved clothes is the new trend, especially for those who love all things vintage. Many might question the reliability of pre-loved clothes, whether it's a hygienic choice or not. As thrift stores became more popular, brands and people who opened them became more mindful of the process. Although thrifting is available offline, it has also exploded online, with websites and the option to purchase via Instagram. If you're looking for vintage clothing or space to sell your old clothes, a thrift store is the way to go! With thrifting, not only are you saving money but also the environment as you participate in reusing or upcycling clothes that would have otherwise landed in landfills!
Here are a few thrift stores that are selling some of the cutest vintage and pre-loved pieces, always on-trend:
Poshmark is a popular online thrift store known worldwide, where users can sell and purchase pre-loved clothes, shoes, accessories, or even new ones. Initially available in the US, Canada, and Australia, it is now a well-known thrift store in India. They have all your favourite brands, even premium ones, at reasonable prices and in the best conditions, one could expect from pre-loved items. Poshmark also has an app through which you can use their services.
Claimed to be the largest online Indian thrift and consignment store, Kiabza is your one-stop shop for buying pre-loved branded clothes, available for all genders. Although everything is sold at low prices, the quality is not jeopardized, only providing the best. From Forever21 to Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy, Vero Moda and many more, you can find all that you need from these global brands.
Popzaar is your destination for premium vintage clothes and if you are looking to participate in sustainable fashion. Sourcing vintage items from the '00s, it is the perfect space for those who are looking to get into the recent Y2K trends without having to spend a lot. From dresses and tops, dungarees to pinafores, skirts and shorts, leather and denim items, you will find a wide range of thrifted products here. Their collections are one-of-a-kind, meaning, you will never see someone with the same outfit as you!
Dolce Vee gets its items from donations where the donors choose the charity that benefits from the sale of their pieces. So, not only does it participate in selling pre-loved items but it also supports other causes with its platform. Dolce Vee, a brand of SaltScout, sets up featured celebrity closets as well, where buyers can pick from the wide range of garments their favourite celebrities once donned. This way you're investing in products that go lighter on your pocket as well as on the planet.
Bodements is an online thrift store that features garments of both high-end as well as other brands, and almost all are picked up from different and random corners of the world. Each handpicked vintage item is curated and shows hints of the late 1960s to the early 2000s' fashion. One can find some of the biggest designers and labels like YSL and Burberry here. One can find the fashion nuances of Paris, Greece, Spain and many more places in the pieces that are available.