Darcey Sergison reviews Selfridges and their latest effort to promote second-hand items.
Selfridges continues to set a precedent for large department stores around the country. Continuing their love for second-hand clothes, after their successful Oxfam shop curated by Bay Garnett, there is a new online resell shop you should check out now.
As part of Project Earth, Resellfridges resells one of a kind pre-loved designer pieces you have been searching for. Rather than rooting through charity shops for these designer pieces, this new online capsule allows you to find treasures instantly.
Expertly curated and authenticated, these pre-loved pieces are in excellent condition and allow you to have your favourite designer pieces at a discounted price. Ranging from mid-range to higher prices, there is something for everyone available. Great as gifts to loved ones for birthdays, or even Christmas (got to be prepared), or as a treat for yourself, I would highly recommend a venture to their website to check this out before the best pieces are gone. My wishlist currently includes a beautiful structured Prada dress and Hermes silk scarf.
But if you already have lots of unwanted designer vintage pieces, they also provide a resell section. As part of the series of experiments that explore more sustainable retail models, you should sign up and play your role in the future of sustainable fashion. With a range of accepted brands, upload a picture of your bag, and get your quote. If you accept the quote, you can schedule a free collection and earn credits to reinvest in Selfridges. This is the perfect opportunity to give your unwanted bags a new life and invest in a new bag you can treasure.
To create a break in fast fashion, retail models such as this are crucial, so be sure to support it and search for your new favourite pieces. Second-hand designer items are the way forward, and I look forward to seeing this online capsule’s success.
Don’t forget that if you snap up a piece this month, you can share your look as part of our Second-hand October competition!