Last fall I posted on vintage and resale shopping excursions with my daughter. She is all-about sustainability and recycling and loves finding one-of-a-kind items. For me, it’s great for scoring something unique and sating my doubles obsession. But, when I shop for a serious investment piece I buy new and wear over the long haul.
Many women today don’t think this way. They rent high-priced clothes and accessories, wear for a few weeks, then trade-in for other luxury items. I understand the economics behind renting and the appeal of constantly having something “new”, but it’s completely counter to my buy-and-hold mindset. However, the renting trend gave me an idea — my friend and I each have an iconic handbag that we never carry so I suggested that we swap for a few weeks. I’m excited to test-drive a bag that I’ve always coveted but was never sure I’d want to own.
That said, recycling is definitely my thing — I give items I no longer wear to my daughters and friends so they can enjoy them. I sold a number of accessories this summer and the little money I made was not as rewarding as gifting.
Capri cotton-poplin shirt
Leather knee boots
Shaw wrap-effect ribbed organic cotton-fleece top
+ NET SUSTAIN We're Not Done wide-leg jeans
Striped cashmere sweater
The Pouch leather clutch
Hiandra toe-loop leather sandals
Logo-engraved stacked ring
Cleo ruched swimsuit
Jimmy logo-embroidered leather slides
Print jute tote bag
Very Boogie 60 suede ankle boots