According to ThreadUp, in 2019 70% of people asked said they would consider buying something preloved compared to only 45% in 2015. This year eBay sponsored Love Island, and even the Kardashians were seen sporting preloved finds. Was 2022 the year that secondhand shopping finally became cool?
This year we went in search of a true secondhand style queen by launching the Preloved Style Awards 2022. Entrants were asked to send a photo dressed in their best charity shop or preloved outfit. We were looking for an outfit with a strong style flair, and of course an absolute preloved bargain. Today, we announce our winner for 2022.
Are you someone who loves the thrill of finding treasure in second hand shops? Or maybe you've never tried it before? Perhaps you're wondering if it's something worth the effort involved? If you’ve never considered shopping second hand before (whether that's in person or online), here’s my top five reasons that might just convince you to give it a try;