Why Buying Used Matured from Trend to Practice
Vintage and second hand have had moments in the spotlight for the past two decades. With changing social climates and environmental landscapes, buying brand new is no longer worth the exclusivity. Growing 21 times faster than the retail apparel market over the past three years, recent reports show the resale market will reach 38.7 billion pounds by 2025.
When new seasons give birth to new trends it can be difficult to keep up with new fashion cycles. The fast pace of fashion industry production made it the second most polluting industry on the planet, however buying second hand balanced the negative impact of mass production.
In the thick of the ‘woke’ era, consumers are becoming more conscious as sustainability and ethics become primary factors in purchasing decisions. This is good news for the resale market for the simple fact that no new resources were spent on your vintage handbag. Instead, buying used reduces the amount of animal and material waste by decreasing the demand for fresh resources. In fact, buying one used item reduces its burden on the environment by 82%. So no need to feel guilty about that gorgeous newly gifted or purchased leather vintage handbag, you are doing your part for the planet!
Another major benefit of buying resale items is that it is easy on your wallet. Those who buy second hand can save about 75% per item making beautiful luxury pieces more affordable.