Just in time for Earth Day, we’ve got a roundup of designer swap sites. Celebrate the day by trading used, but new-ish designer clothes and products online; just post photos of the pieces you want to sell, and use a portion of the sale price to buy new ones. It’s good for your wallet, wardrobe and planet. Who ever said recycling couldn’t be chic?
ReFashioner.com boasts impressive designer merchandise, from McQueen to Chanel. We glanced at the site and found a YSL skirt with the original tags on and chic patent Lanvin heels within minutes. The site is for serious fashionistas; you have to “apply” for a membership (e-mail [email protected]) and the prices are close to retail.
2. Posh Swaps
Posh Swaps is more of a mixed bag when it comes to designer labels, but the prices are great and there are definitely gems to be found, including these black strappy Alaïa platforms. It’s an international site, so you have access to closets all over the world, which is a major plus. Nobody at your office will have that skirt from Brazil or the pumps from London, we can guarantee it.
3. Makeup Alley
If beauty is your vice, head over to Makeup Alley, a community of beauty enthusiasts where you’ll find hundreds of brand name products, reviews and message boards. On the swap side, we found some great new or slightly used products – highlights include jars of the high-end Creme de La Mer and La Prairie Anti-Aging Foundation.
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