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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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Decluttering? Here’s How to Responsibly Get Rid of Your Stuff

Written by Alice Robertson, a professional organizer and tidying consultant, for StyleWise A note from Leah: In today’s fast paced consumer economy, where items are purchased and discarded without a second thought, it’s important to remember that “tidying up” can function merely as a release valve for overconsumption, personal guilt, and overwhelm. We should be …

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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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101 Things to Buy Secondhand

National Thrift Shop Day is August 17th and online secondhand retailer, ThredUp, has declared August Secondhand Month. I decided to join up by featuring secondhand outfits and inspiration. Contains affiliate links Even though I spend up to 40 hours a week working at a thrift shop, it’s easy to forget just how many things are …

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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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