Who doesn't love to refresh their wardrobe in summer? Or winter, or spring, or autumn? Or wear something new to brunch or a date? There is always a reason to shop. But can we shop and be sustainable? Yes! Enter the designer resale store experience.
By recycling luxury brands, either through consigning, buying or trading, high quality items get a second lease on life. This way, we get to enjoy fashion in a smarter, more sustainable way.
Fashionistas, celebrities, A-listers all have a passion for recycling their designer items. Well before pre-loved items became fashionable, celebrity style icons like Sarah Jessica Parker, Jada Pinkett, and Drew Barrymore were long-time advocates of second hand shopping. We love them for it!
When you buy a designer branded item, it’s about how that item makes you feel. A pre-loved designer item still gives you the same feeling with an added bonus of "I'm a conscious consumer feeling.”
As quoted by Christian Dior, “My intention was to make women not just more beautiful but also happier.”
Sustainable fashion choices have many benefits to list, but here are a few…
It's more earth-friendly.
Buying pre-loved fashion brands is one of the most environmentally responsible ways to shop. It reduces water wastage, cotton production, and chemical pollution. In North America alone, 12 million tons of textiles end up in landfills every year. How can we help? Simply embrace sustainable shopping habits. Regularly consign pieces we are no longer wearing or have not worn in the last 6 months to 1 year.
As Reem says, “Extending the lifespan of a quality product is the essence of what a luxury item gives you."
Luxury fashion is meant to have a long lifespan.
Designer branded creations are of superior quality to those whipped out en masse. Using high quality materials sought with care, and meticulous attention given to quality and details. Such items are to be treasured and passed down from generation to generation. Who wouldn't love to be given a vintage Chanel handbag from their grandmother? Such rare, luxury items are prized possessions.
Everyone can shop for designer brands.
Even a pair of Hermes Oran sandals! At Reems Closet, we have luxury handbags, clothing, shoes, and accessories from multiple designer brands ranging from "As New" condition all the way to “Lovingly Used." This means everyone can buy authentic designer brands without breaking the bank.
Thinking of selling with us? Please use the Item Submission Form