Here are 6 online thrift stores and consignment stores you should know about
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Earth Month is all about promoting ways to live more sustainably. Shopping in thrift stores is an eco-responsible activity that does not require leaving home, thus reducing its carbon footprint.
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We all know how to find refurbished electronics online, but fashion can be a little trickier. Poshmark, Mercari, StockX and eBay are some of the sites known for used and sometimes new items. To give you more variety, we’ve put together a list of six online thrift and consignment stores to help you shop more sustainably and save money.
From affordable finds to luxury goods and rare collectibles, see below for a roundup of stores to buy and sell clothes, shoes and accessories.
No need to rummage through multiple shelves of clothes to find a lot of them, just search for them on Swap. The thrift store and online consignment store offers quality second-hand clothing at an affordable price. Shoppers can save up to 90% on clothes and shoes for the whole family with clothes starting at just $2 and shoes starting at $5.
To celebrate National Denim Day on Wednesday, April 27, Swap is hosting a $9 denim sale. Find dozens of jeans for all sizes like the women’s jeans from Gap pictured below.
ThredUp’s mission is “to inspire a new generation of shoppers to think second-hand clothing first.” The Online Thrift Store and Consignment Shop is one of the largest online resale sites for women’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories, with clothing priced up to 90% off value retail estimated. From Gap to Gucci, ThreadUp offers it all, for less. The site features other popular brands, including Lulemon, Anthropologie, Nike, and Madewell; spring looks from $6, t-shirts and tanks under $10, designer brands and new arrivals from $6 and up. Every item on ThredUp undergoes a 12-point inspection and also offers returns. The Lucky Brand dress below is on sale for $38.99 (you’ll save 20% off your first order, bringing the price down to $31.19) and has an estimated value of $108.
Lucky Brand long dress
If you focus on luxury brands, Tradesy “rewrites the rules of luxury” by making more expensive products more accessible and affordable. A sustainable way to get an authentic designer wardrobe and reduce waste at the same time, Tradesy lets you buy and sell second-hand clothes and accessories. Save up to 70% on Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Dior, Chanel, Balenciaga, Fendi and other high-end brands like Chloé sunglasses below, which have an estimated retail value of $460. Glasses are brand new with tags still on as per product description. Save $30 when you spend $300 or more with code EXTRA30.
Rebag is another online consignment store for buying, selling, and trading bags, watches, fine jewelry, and other luxury goods. The store features thousands of items from the likes of Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Fendi, and Hermès (including Birkin bags). If you’re new to Rebag, you can receive $200 off your first purchase when you join the mailing list. Rebag has also introduced an auction section allowing shoppers to bid on and potentially purchase items. This week’s auction ends Thursday, April 28 at 12 p.m. EST.
Vintage Fendi Hobo Bag
Are you looking for men’s clothing? Grailed has a curated marketplace of the hottest menswear and sneakers from a bunch of different brands, including Supreme, Nike, Bape, Balenciaga, Prada, Alexander Wang, Givenchy, Gucci, Off-White, and Fear of God. Shop vintage, streetwear, shoes, outerwear, edgy, and tons of other styles — or go the consignment route and cash in on your wardrobe. Grailed provides a free platform to connect you with a community of like-minded shoppers. Posting is free, but Grailed takes a 9% commission once the item is sold.
If you are one of the sneakerheads who have been looking for a pair of black and white Nike dunk low “Panda” sneakers, the ones below are brand new and still in the original box.
Kidizen is a marketplace for buying and selling gently used items, primarily for babies, toddlers, and older children. The site offers clothing, shoes, books, toys, accessories, diaper bags, baby carriers and other essentials. You will also find on the site “mom clothes” and “mom shoes” as well as maternity clothes. Patagonia, Mini Boden, Livie & Luca, Zara, Pottery Barn Kids and Crocs are some of the brands available on Kidizen.
The Kate Spade diaper bag below is brand new with the deer still on it. The stylish bag features durable woven nylon with matching trim, zipper closure, double-zip side pockets, washable liner and washable changing pad.
Kate Spade Sophia Grace diaper bag
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