Whether women are sorting out fashion sins to make second-hand money, or you need a serious tie - the second-hand business is booming. No wonder. And so it is not surprising that the industry has long outgrown its infancy and has discarded its dusty image.
In the meantime, besides the well-known junk shops, there are chic shops with shelves full of designer goods. And so Second-Hand has been able to win more and more customers in the past years. Why have I always bought second-hand?
A sustainable lifestyle is possible
An incentive is of course the good price-performance ratio. Where can you get a well-preserved No Name jeans for five to seven euros? But of course I always liked to look for something original, which brings a refreshingly different note to the wardrobe - away from the mainstream that the big fashion chains spread. Third: It should not be forgotten that second-hand shops no longer contain any aggressive chemicals.
So the side trip to the second-hand shop is nowadays part of an increasingly sustainable life.
Today I'm not only presenting my three favorites in the blog. You'll also find tips here if you want to sell clothes yourself and are simply thinking about exchanging them with others.
Celebrating intoxicating Dress Exchange Parties
Have you ever heard of Dress Exchange Parties? That's the big one. The motto here is to change clothes instead of buying new ones. Works for both males and females at the same time. ;-)
The idea of exchanging clothes has now reached the clothing market.
Twice a year I meet up with friends, we distribute clothes over tables and benches, try and stuff what one of them has overlooked into her own pocket. This will save the coming season. Parka, jeans or skirt - everything already dusted. And the party grows and grows by word of mouth.
Secondhand is easy on the wallet and has a lasting effect
I am rather of the practical kind and the idea comes to me to buy something fresh in top condition, which another woman simply doesn't like anymore. How many things does everyone have in the closet that are either never worn or barely worn? It's good to find a new owner for it.
Second hand shopping in the city center
In one of my favourite Second Hand shops, the Aschenputtel, about one and a half years ago I found a frill blouse made of satin by Boss - a true unique specimen by now - and this is vintage. The shop offers current fashion, many designer labels, whereby the owner carefully chooses how I experienced it during a shopping tour.
There is the smaller shop directly at the Kleinmarkthalle, the bigger one follows the Neue Kräme at Liebfrauenberg. Trend spotters also get their money's worth here because the owners have a nose for the market. 40 percent of the customers are male, as a saleswoman told me.
50:50 with the salespersons
Stefanie Scholz in Oberursel has a second-hand shop that also offers porcelain and junk.
Don't let the unspectacular shop window scare you away. True treasures are hidden inside. The owner, Stefanie, is a thorough businesswoman who meticulously examines every piece of clothing. Who would like to deliver something, inquires best before by telephone whether she is in the house, in order to take clothes. It is advisable to give clothing in good time before the approaching season.
The owner will receive a receipt for the proposed price. If the goods are not sold after two months, they either go into the old clothes collection or can be picked up again.
The selling price is shared equally between the shop and the owner. Tip: Keep in mind that the price is for used goods. The crowd so does the business, not the single part.
Escatira, is beautiful to browse. The selection of new goods and second-hand is exciting and really beautiful unique pieces can be discovered. Once I discovered such pink winter boots, another time a fancy vest from a designer label.
Purchase second hand? Which shops can you recommend for children's clothing?
Stefanie Scholz, Ackergasse 7, 61440 Oberursel
Aschenputtel, An der Kleinmarkthalle 11, 60311 Frankfurt
Escateria, Berger Str. 47, 60316 Frankfurt am Main