Where to buy second-hand clothes

8th July 2022

With growing environmental awareness, shopping second-hand is becoming the first choice for many.

With the resale market growing month on month*¹, there's now a huge range of ways to get your pre-loved fashion fix. To help get you started, we've made a list of the top ways to shop preloved:

1. Online

Thrift+ has redefined the re-sale game, making it easier than ever to choose second-hand first. With over 250,000 items to choose from shoppers won’t have to compromise on style, time or price. Bringing second-hand to the same level as ‘first-hand’ fashion sites (no bargaining, fast delivery and 30-day free returns) Thrift+ is the destination to refresh your wardrobe sustainably.

Thrift+’s mission is to streamline the resale service and be the first choice when selling unwanted clothes as well as shopping online for clothes. Founder Joe  says: ‘We believe it’s critical to make second-hand clothes just as good as the alternative, with great quality and choice so that it becomes the obvious choice.’

The good doesn't stop there: Thrift+ sellers can also choose to support any charity registered with PayPal giving with their clothes. So far, the Thrift+ community have raised over £1.7million for great causes. If you're looking for a quick and easy way to try second-hand (that still does good) - this is it! 

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2. Charity Shops

Shopping in charity shops is not only a great way to find new second hand clothes, but also a fun day out with friends. Buying from charity shops prolongs the lifetime of clothes, and raises money for great causes. Charity shops raise around 300million a year for those in need across the UK*².

3. Car-Boot sales

Shopping at Car-Boot sales is a guaranteed cost effective way to improve your wardrobe. The early Sunday morning start is definitely worth it to find a bargain.  From vintage designer to 00s gems - you never know what you will find.

4. Vintage shops

Vintage clothing refers to items that are made in a different era, with the latest being the 90s. The price tag usually echoes the rarity and age of the item*³. 

Vintage shopping is just as sustainable as shopping in charity shops, and online resellers. It is still helping keep clothes in circulation and stopping items from going to landfill.

Thanks for helping keep your clothes in circulation! 

If you have any questions on the impact of fashion or want support in re-selling your clothes with Thrift+, get in touch with our friendly team: hello@thrift.plus 🧡