Welcome to the adventure that is shopping secondhand online.
There are two ways I shop secondhand online. Sometimes I just go onto The RealReal and browse around looking for pieces that stand out to me. Much like you casually stroll through a department store. I won’t buy the items that interest me I just enjoy the browsing process. The second way I shop secondhand online is with a very specific piece of clothing in mind. For example, this past Fall I was on the hunt for a brown velvet blazer. I went onto the The RealReal everyday and looked specifically for that item.
In this guide I will layout the brands I look for according to the specific occasion. Consider this your brand cheat sheet for future secondhand shopping needs.
Alright, let’s get this party started.
Akris: This is my go-to when I need a dress that is professional and comfortable.
Designer for Less:
Tove: The infamous dress that every fashion person wants.
Proenza Schouler: Bags that will stop people in their tracks.
Summer/ Resort Ready:
Kalita: Dreamy warm weather dresses.
Agua by Agua Bendita: Gorgeous dresses that will make you feel like you’re on vacation, even if you are not.
Faithful the Brand: Simple summer dresses perfect for summer days.
Tu es mon tresor: Designer denim that you will wear everyday.
Khaite: Designer denim that flatters everyone.
Agolde: I can attest to the quality of this denim.
Erdem: Beautiful floral adored dresses for your formal event needs.
Galvan: Black tie? Look no further than this brand that will give you the dress of your dreams.
Bite Studios: This jacket will forever be a classic. I browse this brand daily.
Another Tomorrow: Elevated everyday essentials that transition from the weekend to the office easily.
Hermes: The scarves are collectors items that will no doubt appreciate in value.
Belts: Belts are a crucial aspect to pulling a look together and buying second hand is the way to go.