Are you getting the most out of Preloved shopping?

My 6 tips are designed to help you optimise your experience of shopping for preloved clothes.

Incorporating these tips into your preloved shopping routine will not only increase your chances of finding hidden gems but also contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to fashion.

6 Preloved Shopping Tips:

  • Be patient & don’t be disheartened: You might not always find what you’re looking for. Remember, this is “slow fashion,” where the thrill of finding unique pieces is part of the experience.

  • Shop regularly: Keep looking regularly as stock changes all the time. Consistent browsing increases your chances of finding what you’re looking for, while also allowing staying up-to-date on new arrivals.

  • Don’t hesitate: If you like it, buy it! Since preloved items are often one-of-a-kind, hesitating could mean losing out on a treasure. Next time you look, the item may have sold!

  • Ignore the size label: Sizes can vary between brands and even within the same brand over time. If you like it, ignore the label and try it on for fit.

  • Get things altered/adjusted: Tailoring can work wonders. Whether it’s shortening sleeves, taking in the waist, or hemming trousers, you can transform a good find into the perfect fit or find a handy seamstress to help.

  • Don’t Limit Yourself: Keep an open mind and be willing to experiment with styles and sizes. Preloved shopping offers a diverse range of styles and brands at a fraction of their original price. Don’t be afraid to try something new – you might discover a hidden gem!

I hope you find these secondhand shopping tips useful.

Please call me or drop me a message, if you’d like help finding new-to-you clothes to add to your wardrobe.