While thrifting has had a recent spiked in popularity, people have been shopping second hand fashion for decades. Choosing preloved is a great way to start your sustainable fashion journey; statistics show that each product placed on the resale market could have an extended life spam of 9 months and mean a 30% decrease in carbon, water, and textile wastage. Not only is thrifting more eco-friendly, it’s also a great way to find unique pieces and add depth to your wardrobe.
Not everyone has access to local thrift stores in their area, but luckily resale shops have been popping up online so you can get your fix of secondhand fashion online wherever you are. Here’s a list of online marketplaces and apps with products ranging from vintage to luxury to kids fashion to help you begin your second hand fashion journey.
First used by fashion bloggers and now open to the world, Depop is a peer-to-peer shopping app where you can list items to sell and purchase items from others. The platform is available worldwide and shipping location and cost depends on the seller.
Vestiaire is an online luxury resale store where you can purchase authenticated designer items from the individual sellers. The platform is available worldwide and shipping location and cost depends on the seller.
The Fifth Collection
A luxury consignment platform with guaranteed authenticity of vintage and pre-loved designer pieces. They ship worldwide and offer free returns within 7 days after delivery.
Headquartered in Singapore, Styletribute is Asia’s emerging online luxury peer-to-peer resale marketplace. They offer authenticity and they ship globally.
Style Theory (Singapore only)
Style Theory is a clothing rental app that allows subscribers to loan unlimited items, from bags, to shoes, clothes for a flat monthly fee. They also offer bag restoration services and a pre-loved items shop.
Kids grow out of their clothes so quickly, the best thing to do is buy them second hand fashion online! Discounted resale shop Retykle curates designer baby and child clothing. They ship internationally but have pop-ups in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Hong Kong based online consignment shop, Hula offers designer products in mostly new and hardly worn conditions at discounted prices of up to 95% off retail. All their products are vetted to ensure quality and they ship globally.
AirRobe (Australia only)
You can shop, sell, and rent clothing with AirRobe. They also partner with brands that work to promote the circular fashion movement. AirRobe also offers an authenticity and condition guarantee and will refund your purchase if the goods aren’t what you expected.
Vinted (Europe, USA, and Canada only)
Vinted delivers throughout Europe, the US, and Canada to give unwanted clothes a new home. It’s a peer-to-peer platform and shipping location and cost depends on the seller.
thredUP (USA & Canada only)
One of the largest online resale markets, thredUP offers vintage and unique items at the same price as a thrift store. With so many products and such low prices, it’s easy to get sucked into the thredUP market. They currently only ship to the US and Canada but you can register with a US-based shipping forwarding service to receive thredUp items!
Known for resale for years, eBay is a great way to shop anything second hand online. Their auction format even allows you to get a product for less than you originally thought! Make sure to check with the seller for international shipping and costs.
Grailed, the peer-to-peer luxury menswear selling app released a sister brand, Heroine, for luxury womenswear. Heroine is especially great for trendy streetwear and avant garde pieces. The platform is available worldwide and shipping location and cost depends on the seller.
Carousell (Most of Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand)
Carousell is a Singaporean consumer to consumer resale app that enables you to buy new and second hand fashion online as well as other goods like electronics, home decor and even plants. You can opt for delivery or self pick-up from sellers, whichever is more convenient. It operates in Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.