why shopping secondhand is badass for you and for the planet

why shopping secondhand is badass for you and for the planet

Greetings lovers –

For those of you who receive my weekly newsletter, you know that my less than 48-hours in California and my near 24-hours in Vegas (blog entry to come) has left me feelin’ completely jet lagged. Bless my heart.

Side note, speaking of “blessing hearts,” I was recently informed that the southern, mid-western take on this particular saying is a total dis. Actually, according to Urban Dictionary, and I quote, it is: “The most Southern “F you” there is.” Yes, shocking, I [ME] censored a word.

Why are we off on a tangent? Back to topic.

Anyways, I just placed my second order through the world’s largest online thrift store for buying and selling women’s and children’s secondhand clothing: thredUP, which offers designer brands from, β€œGap to Gucci.”

DISCLAIMER: For starters, I would like to make mention that this post is not sponsored. I have no affiliation or ambassadorship with the following company. So although I am useless in that I cannot provide y’all with a promotional discount code, I will say, that thredUP almost always is offering discount codes. Newbie customers receive 50% OFF their entire order with code “NEW.”

FIRST ORDER:

So, my first order was I N C R E D I B L E. I had ordered a number of items to spruce up my spring | summer wardrobe. [For all my minimalist gals and mamas, you know just how truly satisfying it is to just add a few statement piece items seasonally to your wardrobe.) That order had included two pairs of ($21.99, originally $89.00) True Religion denim shorts, a killer $143.00 TJD “The Jetset” jumpsuit that I gifted to myself for $31.99, and various (discounted) tops from brands such as American Eagle and Victoria Secret. Overall, I saved $345.07. Yes, you read that correctly.

SECOND ORDER:

My second order on the other hand was not incredible, it was pure magic.

My bad case of the Winter blues and spend thrift ways pressured me into placing an order. I truly suck at saying no, and in this case, neither myself, nor my wallet is made about it.

This time, I had the pleasure to rejuvenate the shit out of my fall | winter wonderland wardrobe. I saved $512.07 y’all.

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1: House of Harlow 1960 X Revolve – Est. Retail: $143 – Purch. Price: $28.99
2: Free People – Est. Retail: $108 – Purch. Price: $20.99
3: Urban Outfitters – Est. Retail: $60 – Purch. Price: $16.99
4: Lucky Brand – Est. Retail: $188 – Purch. Price: $46.99 [FINAL SALE]
5: Victoria’s Secret – Est. Retail: $45 – Purch. Price: $17.99
6: Express – Est. Retail: $50 – Purch. Price: $18.99
7: We the Free [Free People] – Est. Retail: $71 – Purch. Price: $19.99

BENEFITS TO SHOPPING SECOND HAND:

– Environmental:

β‹’ Environmental sustainability;

β‹’ Textile waste – The extended lifespan of a garment, reduces landfill waste;

β‹’ Eco-friendly – Less clothing being manufactured = less water, chemicals, energy required to produce new clothing; and,

β‹’ Enhanced culture – Places individuals (and society at large) into a β€œrecycling” mindset, and culture of recycling that in turn, helps the community.

– Financial:

β‹’ Easy on the pocket | Money saving

Have you tried thredUP yet? What are your go-to secondhand shops? Comment below!

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