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HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN #SECONDHANDSEPTEMBER WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

So you've seen #SecondHandSeptember trending and you want to get involved, but due to your busy lifestyle or the lingering threat of coronavirus you'd like to participate at home? Fear not as I've rounded up the best ways to take part in the Second Hand September challenge from the comfort of your sofa!


GRACEBEE GET INVOLVED IN #SECONDHANDSEPTEMBER WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

So what is #SecondHandSeptember?


Secondhand September is an initiative or challenge to only purchase pre-owned goods throughout the month of September in a bid to combat the growing problem of fast fashion. 


I've decided to take part in this years Secondhand September as after reading some shocking statistics around fast fashion it makes sense to try and live more sustainably, and for any style lovers like myself, this means reducing the number of fast fashion pieces we buy.


Where can I buy second hand items online?


While nothing beats the thrill of mooching through a second hand shop filled with affordable treats, there are many places to pick up pre-loved goodies without stepping foot out your front door...


GRACEBEE GET INVOLVED IN #SECONDHANDSEPTEMBER WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

eBay

eBay is the original online auction site and one I have used for over 10 years now. Whether I'm buying or selling, eBay is my first port of call. I'll admit that you often have to trawl through a fair bit of shit before finding a hidden gem, but more often than not you'll find it at a bargain price. I also think eBay is one of the better sites when it comes to looking for specific items as it's search function is pretty damn good. If you're not already on the eBay hype, why not?!


Depop

Depop is an app that functions similarly to eBay however instead of auctioning items, the prices are set. Depop is mostly used by younger people are small businesses so I find that the prices are slightly higher on Depop than other reselling sites. 


Big Sister Swap

Big Sister Swap is a second hand swapping service where you send off your preloved clothes and accessories to receive other used items of the same weight in return. Swaps start from £5 for up to 3 second hand items. I thought this was a fantastic idea which is why I purchased a Big Sister Swap myself, but you'll have to wait to that second hand haul!


GRACEBEE GET INVOLVED IN #SECONDHANDSEPTEMBER WITHOUT LEAVING HOME

Online charity shops

Charity shops have gone digital! From Cancer Research, to The British Heart Foundation, most high street charity shops will have some sort of online shop nowadays. Although some of them seem to increase the price of items being sold online, many charity shops actually use eBay to sell goods so it's still possible to snap up some second hand treats this September at a reasonable price!


Online vintage shops

Vintage shopping has been the in-thing for a while now so it's no surprise that online vintage shops are growing in popularity. While I don't think you can top rummaging around a vintage store, you can still get your second hand clothing fix online, and without that smell - you know what I mean.

There are tonnes of online vintage stores in the UK but some of the popular ones are; Cow, Beyond Retro, Brag, and Thrifted. Depop also features a lot of vintage fashion that will likely be more affordable than online vintages stores.


Selfridges

Selfridges selling second hand fashion? Since when? Selfridges have partnered with Oxfam to promote Second Hand September with a pop-up store in their Oxford Street branch, but you won't just find pre-loved items in their high street store, they are also selling second hand items online! The second hand fashion for sale on the Selfridges website is all designer, meaning most of it is still unaffordable for the masses however it's great to see a major brand getting on board with something like this. 


So those are some of the best ways to get involved in #SecondHandSeptember without even leaving home!


You can also recycle your own clothes from home this September through eBay, Depop, and by requesting a collection bag from charities, though not all donations make it to your prefered charity this way so always read the small print!


Are you taking part in Second Hand September this month?


Thanks for reading!


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