Why Buy Fast-Fashion When You Can Shop Vintage?

You’ve heard about the reusable shopping bags, metal straws, non-toxic beauty products, etc., but making environmentally-friendly choices doesn’t have to stop there. If you’re one to consciously handpick who you shop with, support brands who are actively being sustainable. Whether that’s at a label such as Reformation, or browsing locally to find that vintage gem you’ve been searching for, these sources contribute to minimizing your carbon footprint. Investing in quality clothing (that was made ethically and sustainably) or finding a new loved home for a one-of-a-kind is so much better than a cheaply made fast-fashion piece.

Take notice of where your clothes came from. As nice is it is to be able to buy a top for $18, it’s costing someone else, somewhere else. Garments produced ethically will almost always display a retail for more than, let’s say, a bottle of spirulina. At the same time, investing in a closet full of pieces curated with the planet in mind doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag.

Here are the best online vintage stores you need to check out now:

Girls of Mars
Fripouille Vintage
Mirth Vintage
Na Nin Vintage
Miraqi Vintage
Esme’s Drawer Too
Noirohio Vintage
The Vintage Twin
Golden Age Vintage
Elia Vintage
Sami Miro Vintage
Lucky Eleven Vintage
Mercy Vintage
Eveliina Vintage

Why buy fast-fashion when you can shop vintage? Vintage is the new black.