Say sayonara to fast fashion and hello to pre-loved goodies.
Pre-loved shopping is like doing your bank account a solid, while giving the environment a hig ol' hug and keeping your wardrobe stocked with rare pieces all at once. Sounds like a pretty good three-in-one, hey?
We've done you a solid and collated a list of Aussie brands nailing this trifecta.
French entrepreneur, Flo Pilorge noticed a lack of secondhand designer online stores. So she started one up. The result was LABELRevivial. It collects premium pre-loved goods supplied by Australia's most fashionable women and sells them on the site.
If you’ve been looking for that perfect pair of lived-in Manolos or just want to clean out your closet (while making some side coinage), you know this is the place to go. LABELRevival’s premium valet service manages the entire process from photographing to listing, selling and shipping these pre-loved pieces.
Hefty prices on designer handbags have been crushing hearts and strangling bank accounts for too long. Miranda Gillespie knows the feels. Fed up with the lack of value and availability in the marke, Gillespie created Luxe.It.Fwd.
The online consignment store sells authentic pre-owned designer handbags for up to 60 per cent off the RRP. Here, you’ll find the most sought after labels like Chanel, Hermès and YSL. Each bag follows a rigorous authentication process and condition check to ensure 100 per cent authenticity. What's more? Luxe.It.Fwd offers free shipping and 14 day returns.
Though the name may suggest otherwise, Eurotrash is all about luxury and rare designer items. Handpicked by a select team, Eurotrash’s products are unique and of covetable status. Think authentic luxury goods from Chanel, YSL, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy.
Pre-loved and brand new items are on offer, with everything in near-perfect condition. While the quality is high and most products are rare, don’t expect to pay top dollar. Eurotrash's prices fall well below the RRP. Along with its Chapel Street store in Melbourne, Eurotrash also offers select products through online. So no excuses not to check it out.
Her Pony loves to mix modern and vintage. Mintage, if you will. The small, infinitely creative brand makes limited edition clothing by hand for those who seek contemporary pieces reflective of decades past. Reworked vintage and new vintage-inspired garments are released seasonally in small runs.
Think '90s floral two-piece sets and one-of-a-kind mixed fabric bralettes, as well as a range of pre-loved denim jackets and overalls. You can shop these festival-ready kits online or visit Her Pony’s working studio in Collingwood, Melbourne where the magic happens.
Restyle Closet lets you clean your wardrobe without lifting a finger. Yes. You read that right. This unbelievable feat by the consignment service allows members to buy and sell coveted designer goods with a literal click of your mouse. After selecting the piece you want to sell, you can list it online. Or, Restyle Closet will pick it up, take high quality pics, list it and take care of shipping for you. Just let that sink in.
Restyle charges low fees for all these good deeds they do for you. So even though they’re doing the ground work, you keep the bulk of your profit. More cash to splash, and with up to 80 per cent off the RRP of Zimmermann, Sass & Bide and more, you’ll need these extra dollary-doos.
Forge Vintage Clothing
If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect vintage designer jacket, you might want to pay Forge Vintage a visit. Completing street style wardrobes everywhere, the Sydney-based online vintage store focuses solely on bringing the best of the '80s and '90s to your door.
Forge specialises in one-off pieces for both men and women, as well as a range of highly sought after designer fashion – vintage Tommy Hilfiger, Harley Davidson, Wrangler, Levi’s, Nike, Disney... need we say more? (No.) Offering tees, jackets, sweaters and denim, your blogger-worthy outfit is only a few clicks away.
This article was originally pubished in Fashion Journal issue 158. Read the mag here.