ASOS is a British online retailer shop, launched in 2010, where men and women can buy second-hand clothes. Vintage clothing online is a viable solution. Many small businesses focus on it. ASOS not only provides vintage clothes at a bargain price but also offers an opportunity to a new seller to open up a small boutique of old clothes. ‘One person trash is another person treasure’ some of the famous shops are:
- eBay UK: it is a well-known vintage store that provides every kind of accessories from clothes, cosmetics, furnishings, and cars. The store is better for the environment and for those people who do not want to buy new clothes and prefers second-hand ones most.
- Etsy Vintage Clothing: this is an online shop where one can buy clothes according to their size, style, and event. Their shop also provides stunning cloth pieces which are expensive but worth the money.
- Beyond Retro: It’s another leading store that is famous for selling second-hand but good quality clothes for ladies and gents. They sell vintage jeans, dresses, Christmas clobber, and sportswear all at reasonable prices. They also have a return policy of 14 days. The store is providing its services across Sweden and UK.
- Facebook Groups: Many small businesses are working on social media where it is easy to find them (locally). The Facebook platform provides an opportunity for shopkeepers working from stores or homes to display their second-hand clothes along with prices. They can chat with the buyer in case of any queries.
- Vinted: Due to the COVID-19, many shops had to transfer their business online Vinted is one of the newest places to find second-hand objects. The store has a policy that instead of donating old clothes to any charity center for free one can sell them at Vinted easily. Currently, the store has 45 million followers who are using Vinted for purchasing clothes as well as other items.
- Oxfam online: This is a famous store where vintage clothes and other items are handpicked by expert staff members. Their website has added new options for online shoppers that have been morally and sustainably obtained. In this way, the store is maintaining environment-friendly policies across the globe.
- Thrift Plus: This is the second-largest store of second-hand clothes and it was opened in 2017. Their mission is to decrease waste in the future so their offerings are helpful for many charity centers by raising funds all over the world.
It is concluded that all social classes cannot afford to buy new clothes, instead of buying new pieces, it is better to check out these vintage stores as they have a wide range of collections of clothing and accessories for all types of events. For a sustainable future, people are opting out of reckless fashion and shifting to vintage clothing (simple life). This is also because of climate change and the COP26 conference has changed our mind to think about saving earth’s resources (like petroleum, etc.) and using them wisely.