The Vremena Goda Galleries team comes up with a checklist on your conscious shopping: how to make bargain purchases to benefit both your wardrobe and the environment.
Take a closer look at the archival collections
Buying archival fashion items is a great way not to harm the environment with the opportunity to obtain exclusive things at attractive prices. Now, this approach to shopping is being more relevant than ever. For example, Kylie Jenner tried on jeans from the 2001 Gucci men's collection, when Tom Ford was heading the аashion рouse. And Rihanna for her street style look opted for a vintage Yves Saint Laurent fur coat from the FW'97 / 98 couture collection.
Buy less by choosing the best
Even on sale, buy only what you will actually wear. First of all, ask yourself: Do I really need this thing? How will I combine and match it with other clothes? Look up to the top model Irina Shayk and pick up things that can be worn in different ways every day.
Sort out your wardrobe before shopping
It will help you not just figure out what you are lacking, but also can give your things a new life. Clothes as well as shoes that you no longer like can be sold on resale platforms such as Second Friend Store, Oskelly, or The Cultt. Another great idea would be organizing a swap party where you can exchange clothes with friends. Moreover, things in good condition can be donated to charity, while shabby ones can be recycled.
Support sustainable brands
Whenever possible, try to support brands known for their environmental initiatives. The Vremena Goda Galleries host a lot of them: from the Swedish brand Acne Studios, which regularly produces capsule collections made of leftover fabrics, to the British brand Stella McCartney, a pioneer in sustainable fashion. We have already written in more detail about sustainable brands.