It’s no secret that designer fashion can be expensive. But if you’re looking for a second-hand deal on Cottagecore outfits, it turns out there are some great bargains to be had.
There is a huge selection of vintage clothes available from the likes of Ebay, Craigslist, eBay, and other similar sites. And although these items may have been worn by others, they are often in very good condition – so they’ll last far longer than their new counterparts.
Many people fear the fact that second hand clothing could be unhygienic or is in bad condition. Well that’s not always true in cases where you buy from reputed brand. These brands take full responsibility about the hygiene and condition of the clothing. They properly clean the clothes Without damaging or spoiling the fabrics.
If you want to take advantage of this trend but don’t know where to start, here’s a list of places you should check out.
eBay has become a haven for second-hand bargains over the past few years, with lots of people using it as an alternative to traditional retailers like Primark and Zara. The site is divided into different categories depending on the type of garment or accessory you’re interested in; so, for example, when you search for ‘jeans’ under ‘clothing’, you’ll see all sorts of different types of jeans listed. Some are brand new, while others are older stock that have already gone through the hands of previous owners.
The best thing about Ebay is that you can narrow your search down based on size, price range, style, and more. So if you’re shopping for a pair of jeans, for instance, you might be able to find something in the £10 to £15 range, whereas you might need to spend several pounds more elsewhere.
Another benefit of searching on Ebay is that you’ll often get free postage. This isn’t always a given at other online retailers, though many will offer free shipping to certain areas of the country.
You’ve probably seen the ads for used cars posted on Craigslist before, and now you can also find second hand clothes there too. It’s one of the most popular classifieds around, and if you search for’second hand clothes’ in your area, you’ll see what I mean.
As with Ebay, you can narrow down your search by category (like jeans) or price range (under $50). Plus, because the garments are being sold by previous users, they tend to be in better shape than those bought in stores or from high-street brands.
One downside of Craigslist, however, is that it’s not always safe to buy from strangers. You could end up buying a fake item, which is obviously bad news! To avoid this situation, make sure you do a bit of research before making a purchase; try reading reviews left by other buyers, and check that the photo matches the description of the item. Remember, you’ll never receive your item until you pay for it.
Gumtree is another place you can look for second hand designer clothes. If you enter the relevant keyword in the search box, you’ll be presented with a number of options. As the name suggests, Gumtree is basically a way of selling goods and services, rather than selling individual items. So, for example, if you wanted to sell a car, you would put it on Gumtree, along with any other information you think is necessary (such as its registration number). Your product will then show up in the results alongside other listings that might interest people who are looking for a particular type of car.
When you view a listing, you can add a rating to help other potential buyers decide whether or not to buy. Just remember that the seller will only accept payments from UK residents, and you won’t be able to return items once you’ve received them.
Other Stores / Retailers
Although we’ve looked at the main players above, there are plenty of other places you can browse for second hand designer clothes. For example, you can try local charity shops, thrift stores, markets and fairs, and even garage sales.
Some of these may seem like they’d be a little less reliable than the websites mentioned above, but you never know unless you give them a go. When you do, you’ll be surprised how much you can save!
Of course, you should always be careful when buying second hand designer clothes – especially if you’re going to be wearing them regularly. Make sure you wash them properly first, and try to use a dryer. Also, be aware that you may need to keep an eye on them, as they may be in poor condition and could eventually fall apart. If this happens to you, then you shouldn’t blame the person who sold them to you!