One of the best ways to help the environment when it comes to your wardrobe, is to shop secondhand. There are millions of garments out there that are perfectly wearable but have been thrown to the back of someone else’s wardrobe. Ever heard the phrase, ‘one (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man’s treasure’? Well, I recently downloaded Vinted (you, like me, have probably seen the advert pop up here and there) and I have to say, it’s my new favourite place to shop.
Being an avid Ebayer for a long time, Vinted is the perfect app to search for brand new (to you) clothing, without costing the earth. I found it very easy to use, with handy filters allowing you to find the exact thing you’re after easily. I’ve even sold an item too, with the whole experience being seamless.
What’s good about Vinted too is you pay for the postage, and pay buyer’s protection fee. This is usually 5% of the item’s price and allows you to request a refund if you need to, for whatever reason, as well as securing the payment (I think this is a great idea).
What I Got off Vinted
Below are two items I recently bought for myself off the app. Granted both didn’t quite add up to £20.00, but the title “I Spent £17.43 on Vinted…” didn’t have the same ring to it!
Corduroy Trousers – BDG
My style typically revolves around wide-leg, cropped trousers and I was on the hunt for a new pair, to jazz up my winter wardrobe. These corduroy trousers, in a brick colour, were perfect! As they are a block colour, they go with so many of my tops and coats. I’ve worn them a lot this winter so far!
Floral Dress – TU
I have to say, I’m a sucker for a floral dress. This mid-length cinched-at-the-waist dress is so so pretty and comfy too – the perfect combo. Not to mention it was so cheap! I’ll get so much wear out of this at work and on weekends too.
On the whole, I genuinely LOVE Vinted. It’s so convenient, easy to scroll through and the buying experience is so slick! I almost never shop new anymore, and why would I? Secondhand is cheaper, and better for the planet, and now with Vinted, a great experience too.
What I particularly like is the quality of the clothes you can find on the app. I avoid brands like Pretty Little Thing like the plague – with Vinted you can find high-fashion brands, like Sezane for example, for a lot less than new (and almost just as good quality!). I’d definitely give it a go if you haven’t downloaded Vinted yet.