In a recent post I shared a few tips to get the most of second-hand shopping online (here). I thought I would follow on that post with a bit about some of my favourite places to shop online. Nothing like a bit of second-hand shopping enabling from this corner of the internet on a Wednesday.
Rather than solely searching for clothes on eBay, I also buy most of the ingredients for any fashion DIY’s I do from eBay. As a bit of a one stop shop for every iron on letter, heart motif, star studs and all kinds of tape this app is probably one of my most opened.
When searching for specific clothes I make good use of eBay’s watch function. Although I’m still waiting for the day it alerts me to inform that second-hand khaki skinny suit I have been after all my life is in stock.
Second-hand, the money goes to charity and the vintage clothes have their own special section. It’s hard not to wonder where time went after getting carried away browsing through all the amazing things on Oxfam’s online shop. With each item being unique you can expect the unexpected. You can search for essentials by breaking the search down by colour, size, brand and price or you can put a vintage item you didn’t know you were missing in your virtual basket that will become your new favourite.
Usually when I tap to see on the old Instagram which a vintage item is from worn by a few of my favourite bloggers (Alicecatherine and Sophia_Rosemary to name a few), the garment I’m lusting after more often than not is from We Are Cow. With a website full of a whole lot of colour along with vintage Levi’s, retro Reebox and reworked gems, We Are Cow is a one stop (virtual) shop for a summer wardrobe.
An oldie but a goodie. I have loved Beyond Retro ever since my uni days when I used to be able spend Tuesday afternoons/Thursday mornings/whenever I bloomin’ wanted browsing round their humoungous shop in the lanes.
When I left Brighton and not within a close proximitity to Beyond Retro I had to find a way to get my fix. Cue a whole load of scrolling to keep in the loop and be first to see all the vintage Levi’s, 80’s sequins and 90’s grunge dresses.
And that’s it. My favourite areas of the interweb, a dangerous yet fashionable way to spend money without getting up of the couch.