Eight Items You Will Find at Most Secondhand Stores
Mar08

Eight Items You Will Find at Most Secondhand Stores

Popping Tags Macklemore and Ryan Lewis made coined this thrifting dream phrase in their 2012 hit ‘Thrift Shop’ and anyone who’s ever had a successful secondhand shopping venture would agree that the only thing better than poppin’ a few tags is the smug humble brag about your bargain-hunting-prowess when someone asks you about your thrifted finds. I’m super proud to announce that Peppermint Mag asked me to...

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Taking Secondhand Shopping To a Whole New Level
Dec02

Taking Secondhand Shopping To a Whole New Level

Shopping your values in secondhand style We all love a good secondhand style bargain. It helps keep textiles out of landfill, doesn’t break the bank, and allows us to gloat about our bargain hunting prowess without stepping foot into a fast-fashion store. I am a huge fan of shopping secondhand for fashion (the outfit above is thrifted but mostly just an excuse share a photo of a giant cactus), but sometimes feel a bit at odds...

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Style Tips For Thrifted Success
Nov09

Style Tips For Thrifted Success

How to get the most out of your secondhand purchases. Whether you are a seasoned thrift-a-holic or someone who just likes to dabble in the odd eBay purchase there is no denying that buying secondhand can be pretty thrilling! The best bit about secondhand shopping is that you get to recycle in a way that benefits the planet, makes you look and feel good, and saves money. If you have been following the theme for the week you might have...

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Old Denim New
Sep29

Old Denim New

Are you a blue jean baby? I know that denim is pretty much the one item I couldn’t live without in my daily life. It’s easy to dress up, makes a great casual uniform, and can withstand wear and tear and look all the better for it’s adventures. While you can get a decade or more out of a decent pair of jeans, there is something a bit devastating about laying your ol’ blues to rest when they finally become more...

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Reader Picks for Secondhand Shopping
Apr29

Reader Picks for Secondhand Shopping

Round em’ up! A few weeks ago I threw it out to you guys to provide me with your top places to shop for secondhand fashion. It was an overwhelming response and I’m sure that this collection will warrant a few style-winners for many of you out there who wish to shop secondhand but don’t have the knack for thrifting. I’m wavering any responsibility as to money that may be spent on secondhand goodies as a result...

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JUST start a Fashion Revolution
Apr11

JUST start a Fashion Revolution

Conscious fashion items can be easy to find! I promise! As some of you are already aware, the Fashion Revolution is right around the corner and as part of the movement our friends at JUST are running a special campaign that some of you might want to join. For those of you who have yet to ‘meet’ JUST, their mission is to empower shoppers with data and storytelling to incite change within the fashion industry. Their platform...

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Being Stylish: Not Exclusively For Developed Nations
Mar21

Being Stylish: Not Exclusively For Developed Nations

Freetown Fashpack Taking a moment to stand up and admit that I, Katie Roberts, am a doco-holic. Most days I devour at least one documentary (usually while writing… I’m apparently good at multi tasking). Then there are days where I come across viewings as addictive as  Freetown Fashpack and have to indulge in every episode. This series  is currently available to Aussies on ABC i-view (sadly everyone else has to wait six...

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Thrift Me Pretty: Stop Hiding and Start Shining!
Feb29

Thrift Me Pretty: Stop Hiding and Start Shining!

Revelations in Style. A little while back I was lucky enough to cross paths with Stasia of Thrift Me Pretty on Instagram. Completely smitten by her bright, positive, and bubbly approach to life we have been e-eco-style-sistas for some time now. In a recent online chat I asked Stasia if she would be interested in sharing some of her style stories and tips with the Sustainability in Style readers. I hope you agree that she has plenty to...

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When Secondhand is New!
Feb19

When Secondhand is New!

New But Old! In the world of conscious shopping we are told that secondhand is best because it diverts unwanted clothing items from landfill and reduces the need for new items. We also know that buying new gives us the opportunity to directly support businesses that do good. The bit where it all get a little confusing is when buying new also means buying secondhand. It can be difficult to get your head around the fact that once upon a...

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Making Thrift Glam with Faye De Lanty
Feb16

Making Thrift Glam with Faye De Lanty

The Queen Of Thrift! Way back in 2014 in the midst of my Wardrobe Workout self imposed shopping ban I was fortunate enough to be invited to an event that included several of my favourite things. Delicious food and drinks, a runway show, puppies, thrifted fashion markets (that sadly I couldn’t shop at), and supporting charity. The host of this incredible Salvo’s stores and Guide Dog’s event was the beautiful Faye De...

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