I’m so happy to hear you are just as into second-hand designer items as I am.
Not just because it’s cheaper and way more fun, but also for the environment. I’m pro-consumption, it’s in the end what makes our economy work. But I believe that sustainable shopping is the way forward. Buy what you want, use it well and sell or give it away to charity once you are done.
I would lie if I said this is something I have lived by all my life. I was the queen of buying cheap trendy high-street items that got used once or twice and then disappeared into the dark dusty corners of my wardrobe, never to be seen again.
But recently I have admitted I have a problem and I’m now a sober shopaholic. I got rid of 10 pairs of shoes and took them straight to charity this week. Now it’s time for me to do the same with my bags.
When I buy something from now on it has to be something I love and want to use for many years. And when I’m done with it, I will make sure it moves on to a new home, not the back of my closet.
Quality over quantity, second-hand in good condition, everyday mom-clothes that are comfortable and things I really love will get a green light. Trend-led items from the big chains and impulse buys are a big fat no.
Anyone fancy joining me?
In the collage you will find 6 timeless second-hand designer bags from Vestiaire Collective. I love the little dusty pink clutch from Prada and I would love to have the LV Neverfull for my holiday wardrobe.
My next step is to list all my designer items I want to move on from on Vestiaire Collective. I’m going to ask Garth to take Ace for a few hours on a Saturday soon. To give me some time to take photos and list them all. You can find my profile here. I have a couple of things listed on there from before.