30 Sep '11, 3pm

Buying vintage/second - hand - is a great way to save money, and the planet! Our own Kate Black

Buying vintage/second - hand - is a great way to save money, and the planet! Our own Kate Black

Each Friday, in this segment, I feature pieces from my own wardrobe and share my reflections on how to create a conscious wardrobe . One of the easiest ways to have a conscious wardrobe is to buy used, second-hand or vintage clothing. It’s already been made, bought and worn – and by the time it arrives in your closet, you are giving it a second (or maybe longer) life. Second-hand, vintage, thrift-shopping – by whatever moniker you give it, might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it should. Especially for things on trend . Fantastic trends reoccur, like clockwork, every decade, so why spend money on the season’s’ must have’ biker-jacket / high-waisted jeans / maxi skirt / what-have-you, when the second-hand shops are full of them! The next time you are watching the runway, and want to add that ‘it’ piece, I guarantee you it’s already been around, and you can give it a new l...

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