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8 Tips for Thrift Shopping Like An Expert Without the Overwhelm

This post was written by Betty Kary for StyleWise. As a way of creating a more robust resource, I’ve added my own “notes from a thrift shop manager” under Betty’s tips (with her permission). As a young student with a life-long and growing passion for fashion and a deep concern for the well-being of our …

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Vintage Dupes for Your Favorite Brands

Vintage Dupes for Favorite Brands This post contains affiliate links If you currently like or have ever liked shopping for vintage clothing, you can see the signs everywhere… Square toed mules, woven oxfords, overalls, prairie dresses: ethical fashion has a passionate love affair with vintage silhouettes, patterns, and colors.  It seems that every fashion brand, …

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My Ethical & Secondhand Coat Collection + How to Shop For Thrifted Coats

Contains affiliate links Coats are expensive. Ethical coats even more so. Which is why 80% of my coats were purchased secondhand for under $30. There’s no shame in that. In fact, it’s a really pragmatic choice not just because of price point, but because there is an overabundance of beautiful, natural fiber coats on the …

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The Moral Wardrobe: #nonewclothes

Imagine: a wardrobe full of sustainable goods you paid less then 10 bucks for.  It sounds impossible, but it’s actually completely accessible. It’s called secondhand shopping, and it has changed my life. As I mentioned in last week’s 101 Things to Buy Secondhand post, Thredup is capitalizing on the fact that National Thrift Shop Day …

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Super Simple Upcycle: Cropped Army Jacket

    This post contains affiliate links I’ve been eyeing all the wonderful denim jackets out this season, most of them inspired by classic Levi’s and the vintage denim trend. But I simply haven’t worn my jean jackets when I’ve owned them in the past because I’m not into the Canadian Tuxedo thing and the …

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Counter-Culture, Consumption, and a Secondhand Solution with Darling Boutique

Photos by Tristan Williams for Darling Boutique and StyleWise. Do you ever have one of those weeks where the same conversation shows up in various contexts, like it’s following you so you can learn something from it? That happened to me last week. In the 5+ years I’ve been writing about ethical fashion, I wish …

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The Moral Wardrobe: Black and White and Spring All Over

The weather hasn’t quite embraced spring yet (it snowed on Saturday, ugh), but I can see it’s warming up to it (pun intended).  The flowering trees have been blooming for a couple weeks and some of them are starting to reveal their little baby spring leaves. I am full of hope that someday I’ll get …

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