If you've been around my blog for a while, you'll know how much I love shopping second-hand.
In an article by PBS, Jana Hawley reported that 13 million tons of textiles are discarded in America every year. That's a lot of textiles to end up in landfills to pollute our planet, and every item bought second-hand is kept out of those landfills a little longer.
That's why I was so excited to learn about and try The RealReal. This company specializes in buying like-new items from luxury brands, and they have a rigorous authentication process so you know each item you purchase is the real deal. Shopping with them is easy, and their package came to me with a note of encouragement for supporting what they call the "circular economy" of second-hand shopping (love that phrasing).
With The RealReal, you can search your favorite luxury brands and get beautiful, well-made (so, longer-lasting) pieces at incredibly low prices. With your first purchase, you'll get $25 off too!
Always a fan of the ethically-minded brand Stella McCartney, I was able to snag this beautiful, simple grey sweater for around $70 - that's 90% off their usual prices for similar pieces! Go look for yourself!
This piece will be a staple in not only this year's sweater-weather season, but for years to come. Consigning with them is easy, too! There are gobs of amazing brands available, so if you're wanting to augment your fall wardrobe with high quality pieces at affordable prices, check out The RealReal.
I will definitely be returning to The RealReal to fill out the gaps in my wardrobe, and I encourage you to try them out as well! If you do, let me know what you think of their services in the comments below. 'Til next time!