vintage clothing

Insecta Turns Vintage Clothes, Recycled Plastic Bottles Into Vegan Shoes

KIND KICKS Despite Brazil’s worst recession in more than two decades, Insecta made its first million reais ($300,000) just this past year, according to BBC News. Owner and…

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Kin-Tsugi Goods Upcycles Vintage Garments Into Wearable Art

For stylist-turned-designer Mai-Lei Pecorari, “make do and mend” isn’t just an exhortation, it’s a way of life. Her clothing line, Kin-tsugi Goods, revels in…

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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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Fashion Revolution's Carry Somers: Stop Treating Clothes Like They're Something to Get Rid Of

“Clothing is so cheap now—so much cheaper than it was 20 years ago. People do just go out, buy a new outfit, and then dispose of it. “We’ve lost touch with the…

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Jigsaw's Ad Campaign: Clothes Are "For Life Not Landfill"

Jigsaw wants to remind you that clothing is for life, not the landfill. In its latest ad campaign, the British apparel retailer juxtaposes fresh pieces from its Autumn/Winter 2015…

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Bon George Upcycles Vintage Textiles Into Chic Ethical Fashion

It’s hard not to feel instantly more stylish even just browsing the online collections from Bon George. Your admiration will grow even stronger when you learn that every piece is…

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LXR & Co. Pop-Up Shop Offers Pre-loved Luxury Designer Goods

LUXE FOR LESS LXR & Co. was launched by Frédérick Mannella, Kei Izawa and Jean-Philippe Robert in 2012 and offers up its luxury pre-owned merchandise through www.lxrco.com and…

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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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Sentimental Value: New Exhibit Explores the Stories Behind Used Clothing

Photo by Shutterstock Do you care about connecting with your clothing or would you rather wear it without a second thought?  Most people would say the latter. In fact, when it comes to…

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Pat Robertson: Vintage-Clothing Buys Might Be Infected by Demons

Beware the Ghost of Thrift-Store Past, warns televangelist Pat Robertson. On an episode of The 700 Club on Monday, the 82-year-old advised viewers to pray over purchases from Goodwill,…

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Harry Potter's Helen McCrory, Merlin's Emilia Fox Wear Green at BAFTAs

It was a battle of the spell-casting femme fatales at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Sunday night. No magical jibes were actually traded, of course, but you had to…

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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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Does Aki Goto's $480 Paper-Bag Jacket Take Recycling Too Far?

If you thought Jil Sander’s $290 lunch sack bordered on the ridiculous, just wait till you get a load of Aki Oto’s paper-bag blazer. Cobbled together from a bunch of used…

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14 Eco-Friendly Back-to-School Fashions That Make the Grade

COLOR ME PLAID Plaid isn’t the sole province of lumberjacks and Catholic schoolgirls. Carrie Parry’s pleated check skirt exudes a quiet sophistication with its tailored…

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Do Clothing Donations Actually Go to People in Need?

Photo by Howard Lake The following is an excerpt from Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (2012, Portfolio/Penguin) by Elizabeth L. Cline Since the end of the 19th…

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NYU Students Launch "Sloth," a Campus Thrift Store to Slow Consumption

Thrift stores abound across the United States, but Sloth has aspirations beyond buying and selling secondhand clothes. Based in New York University, the campus-run outfit is the…

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge...Secret Thrift-Store Shopper?

Is the Duchess of Cambridge an undercover patron of thrift stores? Undoubtedly, according to Grazia Daily, which tracked her gray National Portrait Gallery coat-dress—a design by the…

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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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