Since vintage 70s, 90s, and 2000s looks have come back into style over the past couple years, the clothing app Depop, which lets users buy and sell their new and used clothes, has blown up as a hub for unique items that cannot be found anywhere else. However, what once began as a way for individuals to resell their old clothing or for new designers to market their original pieces has now transitioned into a comprehensive marketplace of users thrifting clothing and reselling them for quadruple the price. Based on the higher demand for vintage clothing items, thrifting has been the primary method for fashion-forward people to enhance their wardrobes, and those who don’t have access to prime thrift stores turn to Depop for thrifted items. The problem lies in the ethics of reselling items that were originally donated for lower-income individuals, and are now generating sizable incomes for privileged individuals through Depop.
Beginning her vintage sales in high school on the locker room floor back in 2016, Elena Bonvicini has grabbed the attention of denim lovers everywhere with her unique line, EB Denim. Bonvicini’s brand was built on the foundation of “exclusive upcycled vintage” and is now thoughtfully manufactured in Los Angeles, California.
Last Friday, Harry Styles dropped his new studio album titled Harry’s House. In this new work with Columbia Records, the artist showcases his classic rock influences while honoring vintage 80s pop. The singer had announced this new release back in March when he launched a trailer for the album along with the cover art.
2020 was the year of vinyl. This nostalgia-driven trend, which started some years before, exploded during the pandemic when after 34 years, the sales of Vinyl surpassed greatly that of compact discs. It’s not surprising that Compact Discs are declining in sales as the era of CDs effectively ended around the time that the iPod was born. The 2010s brought huge changes for the music industry, and release formats were no exception.
Looking for somewhere different to get new clothes from while also supporting minority entrepreneurs? Luckily, we’ve come across a few options on Instagram. They sell all kinds of clothes, whether to go out, go to the beach or be at home. Here are a few examples where you can find nice and good quality clothes.
Fall is coming, which means it is time to revamp your wardrobe. Whether you live in a state that has hot weather or chilly temperatures, you deserve new signature pieces to your clothing collection. With the detriments of fast fashion on the environment and human rights, buying secondhand is becoming increasingly popular and more secondhand stores are expanding. One chain retailer that I highly recommend is Plato’s Closet. With more than 475 North American locations, Plato’s Closet is good for the environment and carries the latest trends.