A Guide to Buying Pre-Loved Clothing

Is pre-loved the new . . . new? Circular fashion, as it is popularly known these days, means much more than simply keeping clothes in circulation. It also expects designers and retailers to bear the principle of creating and selling goods as ethically and sustainably as possible. Simultaneously, this also includes creating goods that can be kept in rotation. In this way, rather than forgetting designer items in the back of your closets or hoarding them in attics, selling them on becomes a practical solution.

At The Luxury Closet, we aim to help people by following this very principle. We have a wide range of new and pre-owned designer clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, and homeware. All of the products in our closet have been authenticated by industry experts so that you get what you pay for. 

guide to buying pre-loved clothing

Below, we’re sharing a short guide to buying pre-loved clothing.

1. Plan Your Outfit

Before you begin, make a vague plan of what your whole outfit will look like. One can easily get excited and shop for everything, but this can leave you with a wardrobe full of unused pieces that can’t be worn together. Making a plan and sticking to it allows you to look for particular items and avoid buying too many. You may already own some items you plan to coordinate with your new pieces; if not, fashion magazines and catalogs are where you can look for some outfit inspiration. 

2. Invest in Timeless Staples

A classic pair of jeans, a crisp white shirt, a perfectly-fitted leather jacket, and a little black dress are commonly accepted as wardrobe staples. Investing in these pieces means you have your style essentials with you, and when in doubt, you can always lean on them. 

3. Consider the Occasion/Surroundings

Everyone wants their outfit to look amazing, but it is important to find the appropriate and adequate clothing depending on the activity, atmosphere, and occasion involved.
For example:

  • A daytime event may require lighter clothing in comparison to a nighttime event. It also depends if this event will be held outdoors or indoors. 
  • If an event involves food, you should consider avoiding draped sleeves or lighter colors, as they can be ruined.

4. Resell & Refresh

Whether you’re planning on buying new or pre-owned clothes, selling the pieces you no longer wear will easily create space in your closet and fund your shopping spree too. It’s a ‘resell & refresh’ plan that will benefit you immensely. You can sell your designer items here.

Pre-loved goods are a part of the revolution that aims at reducing waste, decreasing global consumption, and encouraging personal responsibility in both private citizens and corporate entities. By switching to pre-loved goods, you can ditch the ‘guilty pleasure’ tag and fully embrace your inner eco-warrior.

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