secondhand fashion

Vetements Designer Made Art From 17 Tons of Used Clothing

If you’ve ever wondered what 17 tons of used clothing looks like, Maja Weiss has got you covered. The Vetements designer recently held court at the Copenhagen International…

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Pratt Student Responds to "Fast Fashion" With Upcycled Thesis Collection

SLOWING DOWN FASHION Burton described an overseas trip as a turning point in her journey as a designer. “I had the opportunity to go to India and there I visited some factories…

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Can the Resale Economy Make Fashion More Sustainable?

If the success of Japanese decluttering expert Marie Kondo is anything to go by, overstuffed wardrobes are the new gauche. But where are those items that no longer “spark…

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Upshift Swap Shop Ships Gently Used Clothing to Your Door

Photo by Shutterstock Sustainable shoppers in Madison, Wisconsin have enjoyed trading in quality clothing at Upshift, but soon swap savvy shoppers across the country will be able to…

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Re/Done Transforms Vintage Levi's Into Modern-Fitting Jeans

Re/Done is more than just a denim label, but rather part of the sustainable fashion that transforms aged denim into stylish and creative new looks. The Re/Done team take apart denim…

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La Poubelle Offers Vintage Clothing From a Refurbished Trailer in Brooklyn

STANDING OUT What first attracted you to vintage and secondhand fashion? I loved the thrill of the hunt, and also finding things that no one else had. I was very into fashion growing up…

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The No. 1 Rap Song in America is About Thrift-Shopping

A song about the joys of thrifting is currently the No. 2 most popular song in America, according to Billboard’s Hot 100 music chart. It’s also the nation’s leading…

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"Re-Commerce Boutiques" Put a Fresh Spin on Consignment Shopping

Move over eBay: The next wave of resale shopping is here. Akin to brick-and-mortar boutiques, Twice and Threadflip auctions for more personalized shopping that reaches a broad audience…

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X-Factor’s Paula Abdul Recycles Her Clothes, Loves Vintage Fashion

What gives Paula Abdul that elusive “X factor” on the red carpet? Turns out, it has something to do with the way she mixes vintage pieces with modern trends. “I love…

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Copious: A New Marketplace That Lets You Sell, Buy Preloved Goods

If a few of the holiday gifts you received this year weren’t quite your cup of tea, why not sell them on a new site called Copious.com so you can buy what you really wanted. Like…

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Score a Summer Outfit for $21 at the Bayside Thrift Shop (Here's How!)

Summertime, albeit oodles of fun, has rendered this editor a penniless pauper. It’s bad enough that a steady stream of barbecues, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and beach…

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