One of the biggest steps we can take in slowing climate change’s impact is in reducing our consumption. In a country where the free market is our holiest of religions, that can be a hard thing for many of us to consider, let alone do. Opting for secondhand used items from thrift stores instead of brand new—even if it’s ‘eco’—is better for the environment, plain and simple. But what about when it comes to gifting for the holidays?
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If you think your fast fashion addiction is justifiable because you always donate items to secondhand stores whenever you buy new items, guess again. The Huffington Post reports that our fast fashion shopping addictions are taking a toll on secondhand stores. There’s simply too much coming in for these stores to keep up with, reports […]
Atlanta people, rejoice! The Salvage vintage shopping event from the Indie Craft Experience is back, and it’s going to be bigger than ever.
A few weeks ago, I heard about the WilliamVintage sale of iconic haute couture at Selfridges in London. I wasn’t able to visit until last week. After walking through the designer handbags on the ground floor, I asked the Selfridges’ women at the escalators for directions to the collection. They stared blankly at me and quickly […]
Summer officially starts in just a few days, and if you need a new swimsuit in your summer wardrobe, I’ve done a little fantasy shopping for you!
Maxi dresses are super hot right now, and there are plenty of gorgeous, vintage maxi dresses out there for your summer wardrobe!
Spring is here! Are you as excited as I am about wearing flirty dresses without having to layer leggings or tights underneath? If your dress stash is looking a little bit lean this year, now’s the time to stock up with some beautiful vintage finds.
Etsy seller Velvet Leaf creates beautiful organic clothing that’s totally budget-friendly!
So, after Maria’s roundup last week of DIY shoe refashions, have you hit the thrift store for shoes to alter?
If the thing that’s holding you back is the ick factor, ick no more! It might seem gross to wear second hand shoes – especially styles that don’t call for socks – but armed with the right cleaning products, you can wear your thrifted shoes without worrying about picking up some nasty foot fungus. I’ve been wearing second hand shoes for years, even ballet flats, and so far this method has worked for me!
Shield yourself from the harsh summer sun with these vintage accessories!
Whether you’re planning to cool down at the lake, the beach, or the pool, you want your swimsuit to be as kind to the planet as it is cute, right? When you buy vintage, you’re rescuing a relic that would otherwise be landfill-bound, and you’re decking out your wardrobe without relying on new materials. Not too shabby, right?
Here are four super sassy vintage swimsuits to keep you cool this summer.
Pair these vintage accessories with some of your favorite vintage spring dresses!
Ever wonder if there’s a place for your second hand clothing that doesn’t require you to pile your clothing in a bag, and take it to the nearest trading company or consignment shop? Aside from starting your own Etsy store, of course – is there a place to sell your designer clothing online for what its actually worth – to people who actually understand it’s value? Here’s four ways to do just that.
Try one of these four gorgeous vintage party dresses for your upcoming New Year’s Eve bash!
Vintage fall gear is a stylish, and eco-friendly, way to stay bundled this season!
Our favorite green crafter, foodie and green blog maven, Becky Striepe called in and we talked a bit about the upcoming Summit of Awesome that she will be participating in as a panelist. We had a great conversation about hemp fabric that was pretty enlightening for us green divas.
This super-quick TED talk from Jessi Arrington was so inspiring!
In this 5 minute video, Jessi confesses that she buys every single stitch of clothing that she owns from second hand shops. Check out the talk and some tips on scoring awesome thrift store and vintage finds!
DIY hair accessories and techniques to keep your hair off your neck, out of your face, and staying fashionably cool this summer.
You can find hidden treasures, vintage clothing and jewelry, and even valuable antiques by diligently attending yard or garage sales.
Five pieces of vintage beach gear for the upcoming summer season.