In recent years, the practice of thrift shopping has taken on a new life—and it's easy to see why. For one, thrift stores are the perfect place to score one–of–a–kind clothing finds at more affordable prices. And in the era of fast fashion, buying your clothes secondhand is great for the environment. As many seasoned thrift shoppers can attest, there's no better feeling than uncovering the perfect addition to your wardrobe after sifting through racks and racks of clothes. However, with the COVID–19 pandemic keeping us holed up at home and away from our favorite shopping spots, a thrift store shaped hole has been left in the hearts of many.
But worry not, my thrift–loving friends. While your go–to thrift stores may have closed their doors, these online retailers can help you secure some far–out vintage finds from the comfort of your couch.
While you may not be able to venture out to one of Ragstock’s 38 retail locations, you can still browse the hundreds of eclectic vintage and recycled clothing items featured on their website. From graphic tees to 80s sweaters and cowboy boots, Ragstock is your one–stop (online) shop for all things thrifted. If you’re looking to stock up on some show–stopping costumes for the themed parties you’ll be attending once this quarantine is over, Ragstock has an entire section devoted to them.
Boasting the title of the world’s largest online secondhand shopping destination, thredUP lists around 15,000 new pieces on their website every day—talk about endless options. And while online shopping can easily become an addictive and expensive habit in this day and age, filling your cart with pieces from thredUP won’t break the bank. Here, you can purchase secondhand styles from your favorite brands at up to 90% off of retail prices.
The Vintage Twin
Since 2009, twin sisters Morgan and Samantha Elias have hand–picked and reworked thousands of vintage styles that you can see featured on The Vintage Twins' website. Committed to making sustainable shopping as easy as possible, Morgan and Samantha created a 90–second styling quiz that they encourage visitors to the site to fill out. After answering a few questions about your favorite brands, colors, and style icons, one of The Vintage Twins’ stylists will curate a collection specific to you and send it right to your email.
You may be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop thrifting. Embrace your inner online shopping addict and search up these online thrift stores.