Does Shopping Secondhand Actually Reduce Overall Clothing Consumption?

According to a new study from Farfetch, the answer is yes more than half the time for American and UK shoppers.Photo: ImaxtreeSecondhand shopping has long been a go-to option for the environmentally conscious. The logic behind this is just plain common sense: buying pre-owned clothing keeps goods in use and therefore out of landfills longer. […]

Workers Who Form the Backbone of the Secondhand Market Are Especially Vulnerable in a Time of Pandemic

Ghana’s kayayei make clothing resale possible on a global scale. Covid-19 is hitting them particularly hard.Kayayei are an essential part of the secondhand clothing trade, but they’re being hit hard by Covid-19-related challenges.Photo: Courtesy of Francis KokorokoIf you’ve ever cleaned out your closet, donated the excess and congratulated yourself for keeping clothing out of landfill, […]

Fashionista’s Insider Guide to Thrift Shopping in Mexico City

The Mexican capital is in the midst of a golden age of thrifting.Inside Vintrend. Photo: Molly McLaughlin As soon as you touch down in the beautiful and chaotic metropolis that is Mexico City, you’ll notice that its residents are impeccably dressed. From the sleek luxury of Polanco to the relaxed silhouettes and playful colors of Coyoacán, […]

Fashionista’s Insider Guide to Thrift Shopping in Tokyo

From quaint, low-key finds to massive, multiple-floored chains, here are eight stores you need to check out the next time you find yourself in Japan’s capital.If you believe yourself to be a truly devoted thrift shopper, take this rule into consideration whilst visiting Tokyo: Whatever looks you pre-planned for Instagrammable moments at the infamous Shibuya […]

Meet Overcoats, the Genre-Bending Musical Duo Obsessed With Emerging Designers and Thrifting

With co-signs from Mitski, Maggie Rogers and Tennis — and confidence-boosting clothes — these two are poised to do big things.JJ Mitchell and Hana Elion of Overcoats wearing Mr. Larkin, styled by Emily Ruane. Photo: Whitney Bauck/FashionistaHana Elion and JJ Mitchell aren’t lovers or sisters, but the chemistry between the duo behind the band Overcoats […]

Thredup Expands Beyond Secondhand With Launch of New Data-Driven Clothing Line

The online thrift shop is using stats to create new pieces designed to thrive in the resale market.Photo: Courtesy of ThredupWhile tech and economy experts have been arguing for years about whether or not it’s fair to claim that “data is the new oil,” the point remains that it’s hard to overstate data’s ever-increasing value. It’s […]