For a lot of shoppers, convenience is of the utmost importance — sometimes at the expense of the environment. That is likely why fast fashion is such a successful model, despite its environmental impact. But, online secondhand shopping, more so now than ever before, provides the best of both worlds: more sustainable alternatives to fast fashion and convenience. Online, you don't have to worry about stressful, overstuffed vintage shops, thrift stores, and flea markets. Instead, they can simply scroll, click, and purchase.
This Earth Day, we're making the process even easier, by scouring the secondhand market to scrounge up some of the best pre-loved and vintage items on the World Wide Web right now. From Y2K halters and ’90s Helmut Lang tops to Loewe loafers with tiny heart decals and Jean Paul Gaultier baby tees — if you haven’t yet given secondhand fashion a try, this is the perfect place to help get you started.
Click on for 13 secondhand fashion items that are not only Earth-friendly but will also fill your wardrobe with pieces that can’t be found anywhere else.
At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
Vintage 50s College Champion Jacket, $, available at Moth Food Shop
Loewe Leather Flats 36, $, available at Vestiaire Collective
Vintage The Sofie Dress, $, available at Luvsick Plus
Jean Paul Gaultier Femme T-Shirt S, $, available at Heroine
Vera Wang '90s Y2K Slip Dress, $, available at Etsy
Wildtxthrifts Vintage Black Neon Granny Top XL, $, available at Depop
Jacquemus Les Santons De Provence Wool Top 38, $, available at Vestiaire Collective
Vintage Black Denim Shorts 12, $, available at Berriez
oscilatey Quilt Chore Coat, $, available at Etsy
Thames P.G. Knit M, $, available at Grailed
Miu Miu Archive FW 1999 Mini Skirt With Wool Hem, $, available at Etsy
Vintage Y2K Halter Top L, $, available at Depop
Prada Prada Skirt Size 16-18, $, available at Heroine
Ganni Midi Length Skirt, $, available at TheRealReal
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