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How and When Should You Haggle?

Haggling is a skill every thrifter needs to know Both how to do it, and when to do it. Now that you know how to haggle and get the best price. I have one tip on when you should and shouldn’t haggle. It’s simple. Never haggle in a charity shop, only in a thrift store…

Good News for Blue Monday

Today is Blue Monday, and if you don’t know what that means, Blue Monday is a term that has been used to describe a day in January that is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Based on weather, average finances in January, and distance from the holiday season. So rather than worrying about…

What is the ‘Buy Nothing New’ Challenge?

The Buy Nothing New Challenge is a personal challenge in which an individual commits to not purchasing any new items for a set period of time. The goal of the challenge is to reduce consumption and waste, and to encourage people to reuse and repurpose items they already own. Participants in the challenge may purchase…

How to Resell Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts

Almost 120 Million unwanted Christmas gifts are given out every year and only 1% of consumer gifts are still in use 6 months later. We’ve all been given something in the past that we’ve just politely accepted and then hidden in a cupboard or thrown in the trash. So avoid adding to the millions of…

What Should You Do With Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts?

Around 120 Million unwanted Christmas gifts are given out every year and only one third of those find their way to resell and charity stores. The other two thirds, making around 80 million gifts, are either sent to landfill or thrown in a cupboard and forgotten about. There are several options for what you can…

10 Best Retro Spooky Movies for Halloween

You’ve got that costume party coming up and you just want to get into that Halloween vibe. So it’s time to grab that pumpkin spice cold brew (coz we know lattes are out), your comfiest fleece throw blanket, and a plethora of cult classics to marathon on. If you have no clue what movies have…

Thrift Their Style: Scream (1996) Edition

I know I’m not the only one loving the latest Scream (2022) movie and excited for the next! But it definitely makes me nostalgic for the original. It’s only been, what, 20 to 30 years since the 90s and yet we see a lot of the styles they all wore back then making a comeback…

10 Easy Thrifted Halloween Costume Ideas

It’s Spooky Season and we know you’ve got a costume party or two coming up. So how exactly do you pull off a head turning outfit without breaking the bank? Thrifting is your best answer. Here are some of the most iconic and fun costume ideas you can find at your local secondhand shop. These…

9 Amazing Tips For Shopping Secondhand Furniture

It’s still Second Hand September, so what have you been shopping for? Found any unique items perfect for your wardrobe or your home? Well, this time we’re going to be looking at all the ways you could shop for secondhand furniture like a pro. So if you find a great secondhand piece, don’t forget to…

How Thrifting Helps The Environment

Shopping secondhand does so much good for the world. In fact, it really concretizes the motto reduce, reuse, and recycle. The great thing about secondhand shopping is you can just buy anything secondhand nowadays —- furniture, clothes, books, toys, cars, and many more.  Plus, you won’t only be saving the environment, you’ll be saving money…

What is Secondhand September?

In 2019, Oxfam started Secondhand September, a sustainable style challenge that encourages people to shop in a way that is kinder to people and the planet. So how can you participate?  Secondhand September  We’ve heard of Movember and Dry January, but what month do we love the most? Let’s play some Earth, Wind, and Fire…

What ‘Sustainable’ Means

We’ve all heard the term ‘sustainable’ a million times at this point but it’s become to commonplace and so diluted that it’s unclear what companies mean when they use the term to talk about their practises. So let’s get back to basics and talk about what ‘sustainability’ really means. Let’s say you’re hosting a party.…

Why Vintage Clothing Is The Best

Fast fashion is on the rise, but how can you slow it down or quickly stop it in its tracks? Why shopping vintage of course!  Shopping vintage is totally awesome. But why do we love it so much and why do we think it’s the best? Here are some of the reasons why we love…

How to Get Into Thrifting

There is a lot to learn when you get in to thrifting for the first time and it can be daunting so hopefully this article will help you get a jump start on becoming the best thrifting expert you can be. Then, you’ll never have to worry about affording high street fashion ever again. Picture…

6 Best Thrift Stores in London

There are so many places in London to buy secondhand and I bet that if you managed to go to all of them, a hundred more would have popped up by the time you finished. Here is a small list of my favourites. Beyond Retro (Bethnal Green, Dalston, Soho) Okay I know it’s kind of…

How To Make Fast Fashion Slower

I know that not everything you buy can be thrifted. Some things need to be bought brand new, like underwear for example, or sometimes a brand releases something you really love and you deserve to try yourself to it. But there are some ways to make those high street fast fashion purchases last as long…

Are Secondhand Phones Safe?

Let’s say you’ve had your smartphone for 3 years. You’ve been meaning to replace it but you’re on a tight budget. So you consider selling it and just buying a newer model. And since your current phone is still very much usable, then you also think about selling it. So what exactly do you need…

Can Vegans Buy Thrifted Leather

Wearing leather can be a very hot topic among vegans. There are some vegans who choose not to wear leather and others that think that wearing secondhand leather is okay. So what really is the right answer? Is it okay for vegans to buy secondhand leather? Before we go into all of that, let’s look…

The Dr. Marten Edit

Dr Martens has been a well-loved brand for many generations. What started out as popular working boots for older women in the late 40s has become a sought-after fashion item for just about any demographic nowadays. They have their own distinctive style versatile enough for various outfits. But buying a new pair of Dr Martens…

What Does ‘Thrifted’ Mean?

Shopping for brand new? In this economy? Why not try thrifting for once? There’s no telling what you could find at a thrift store!  For all you thrifting virgins out there, eyes here. This is what you need to know and what you can find when you’re thrifting.  What does ‘thrifted’ actually mean? Thrifted items…

Are Thrifted Clothes Sustainable?

Imagine this, you’re staring at your closet and you want to toss a couple of old t-shirts and some jeans that you probably haven’t worn since 2015. You’re thinking of heading to a shop to buy a few new fits to fill in the space. No big deal, right? Just toss and shop. Toss and…

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