15 online stores to find preloved Partywear
If you are looking for something to wear this holiday season but are concerned about the impacts of fast fashion then consider the following before you rush off to join the herds in the high street. If you want to be sustainably savvy and possibly save yourself some cash in the process, check out the following online second-hand and consignment stores catering for those wanting the high street look, designer delights or vintage vogue:
ThredUp items can often be seen adorned by various popular eco and sustainable lifestyle bloggers. ThredUp are on a mission to make life easier for busy shoppers on a budget with items up to 90% off. While you can find luxury goods on ThredUp, you are more likely to find mid range big brand names.
ThredUp ships in cardboard and tissue paper keeping things totally plastic free!
Ships to Canada and United States
With a growing community of 21 million, Vinted is on a mission to make second-hand the first choice. They operate in nine countries (including the U.S., the U.K., Spain, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland and Lithuania), with its biggest markets in Germany and France.
Ships Internationally depending on seller
Refunds only given according to set conditions
Swap.com A large online second-hand store boasting over 2 million items, funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.
Ships to the 48 states in the United States (excluding Hawaii and Alaska).
Patatam provides verified-quality clothing at an affordable price - 70% cheaper than in stores. All clothing has been selected and checked by specialists to guarantee that it is in "excellent condition".
Currently only delivers to the United Kingdom.
To order in other countries, go to the French site www.patatam.com
Poshmark is a leading smartphone App for buying and selling used clothes and accessories where users create their own profiles to sell or buy directly from. An all-inclusive mix of mass market, designer, and everything in between with prices up to 70% off.
Currently only operates in USA only as far as I know
No returns unless purchase is damaged
Beyond Retro believe in recycling all the way from clothes to boxes to price tags to organs, yep… you read that right. Beyond retro have made all the pricetags in stockholm stores double as organ donor cards to encourage the ‘recycling’ of organs. Their vast vintage collection is sourced globally. Beyond Retro aim to make a lasting impact on the fashion landscape, contributing to a much-needed circular economy whilst making a conscious effort to minimise their negative impact on the environment from packaging to shipping.
Micolet’s online platform for buying and selling clothes and accessories was born from the passion for fashion and for saving the environment. You can access thousands of items with up to 90% off.
Ships to European Countries
Shopping with Oxfam, you are also helping to fight poverty and injustice around the world. Oxfam stock is varied and includes high street, designer and vintage pieces.
Preloved is an online classified ads and community website based in the UK with hundreds of thousands of adverts in over 500 categories including preloved clothes.
Ships to the UK
eBay is the world's online marketplace; second-hand, designer and vintage clothes included. When you purchase on eBay you can leave a note to the seller asking that the items are shipped without any plastic. You never know, they may oblige.
Returns depend on seller
And for those who are prepared to spend that little bit more, the following is a collection of luxury and designer preloved online consignment stores:
Vestiaire Collective is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell authenticated pre-owned luxury fashion at 30 - 70 % off original retail price. Every item sold on the site undergoes a rigorous authentication process before being sold.
Returns only possible from professional rather than private sellers
REBELLE are an online marketplace for high-quality second-hand designer fashion with every item being checked for quality and authenticity by their in-house team. Concierge’ items marked ‘ready to ship’ have already been authenticated and can be shipped immediately. Whereas, ‘self-service’ items are currently still with their seller - they need to be sent to Rebelle after they’re sold and you’ll receive the item when it has passed quality control.
Ships to European countries
ReFashioner is an online shop for those that enjoy high-end luxury items and do not mind paying a little higher than you normally would for a second-hand piece. Strictly vetted luxury, vintage, avant-garde, and contemporary labels.
Tradesy sells mostly designer items (which are 100% authentic). Tradesy has secured backing from iconic investors like Richard Branson and John Doerr, and has been covered by Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, TIME, USA Today, and more.
Tradesy predominantly sells in the US, however you can shop from almost anywhere in the world.
Leprix’s mission is to help you access and shop carefully selected consignment and vintage boutiques from around the world. Here you can find authentic pre-owned luxury, with authenticity guaranteed and free shipping on every order.