27 May, 2022

Second-hand clothes are more popular than ever, and this shift in peoples’ behaviour means that second-hand fashion is set to grow 11 times faster than traditional fashion by 2025.

So, as more and more people try out online second-hand shopping for the first time, what do they need to know to get it right? Here are some top tips from the leading second-hand online clothing platform Thrift+ that will help you find your perfect thrift fit from your sofa.

Breast Cancer UK and Thrift+

We are listed as one of the charities that people can select when selling their second-hand clothes through the platform. The supporter can select Breast Cancer UK from a list of charities when they set up their account and chooses whether we receive 100% or 50% of proceeds when their items are sold.

1..Get smart on sizing.

When wanting to buy a new brand second-hand item, it can be hard to know if it will fit. Check sizing guides on the original website of your favourite brands to make sure what you buy fits like a glove.

2..Bag big brands for a bargain.

When shopping second-hand, you can find designer brands for a fraction of the price. Stay open-minded and explore – you might find luxury brands you haven’t tried before. Head to the ‘Boutique’ on Thrift+ and sort by ‘low to high’.

3. Timeless trends.

Trends repeat – so you’ll likely find current season trends in vintage. Browse an online spring fashion guide for some inspiration and then head to your chosen second-hand fashion shop to recreate the look – at a fraction of the price.

4. Quality first.

Filter for natural materials like cashmere, wool, linen and cotton to ensure you’re finding clothes that will last. You might be able to sell them on yourself – keeping them in circulation for even longer. Plus, natural materials won’t release synthetic microfibres when washed.

5. Tailor your finds in a few clicks.

Ensure your finds are the perfect fit with tailoring services.

6. Shop and donate.

Your thrifted clothes can do good. Try Thrift+ where you can support Breast Cancer UK!

7. Get creative.

If you find something you love the colour, material or pattern of but isn’t your style (or doesn’t fit) – get creative! Search Thrift Flips on Youtube, Instagram or TikTok to get inspired.

Your support can help prevent breast cancer. Help fund our research into EDCs – you can help prevent breast cancer for future generations. Donate today

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