Thursday, August 23, 2012

Top 5 Reasons You Should Consign Today


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rachel mlinarchik, fair vanity, prada, outfit post, matt and nat, eco fashion

rachel mlinarchik, fair vanity, prada, outfit post, matt and nat, eco fashion

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Styling & Photography: Victoria Corkhill
Without further ado, the top five reasons to get your consign on:
  1. Dolla dolla billz, yo! I just made $100 by dropping off clothes that I didn't want to wear anymore. That is a first for me because I usually just use up my earnings by purchasing more awesomeness from Secondi, but either way it is a huge money-saver. Whenever I use my balance to make purchases, I am essentially trading in my clothes, ensuring someone else gets good use out of mine. It's a circle of goodness, no matter which way you look at it.
  2. Prada. Chloe. Alexander McQueen. Fill in the blank with your favorite designer and subtract at least 60% from the retail price.  Even though not all high end brands are as eco-friendly as they could be, buying them second-hand certainly is.
  3. Whether you are selling or purchasing, you're ensuring that one less article of clothing adds to the 68 pounds of textiles that are thrown away per person per year. Yup. For more information on the effects of fast fashion, see this Grist article (thanks A_A!) and Elizabeth Cline's book: Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
  4. All the thrills of thrifting with half of of the work. You can still discover a hidden treasure, but most of the editing has been done for you.
  5. You could be supporting a local charity. Secondi, for example, donates unsold items to Bread for the City. Ask your local consignment store what they do with the clothes they don't sell-- you might inspire them to do the same.

Where do you like to consign and shop for vintage/second-hand goodies?

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