Eco Fashion

Designer on a Dime

Fashion Hound

Safe to say that shopping is certainly one of my strong points, however where I hadn’t really worked my sartorial muscles yet was in the online market place.

Wow, it’s designer on a dime my darlings!

 I guess I was a bit old school and assumed that things needed to be tried on and tested first but here’s the thing… with a trusty tape measure and a sound understanding of your own personal style and body shape its actually a breeze.

Originally famous for its great furniture finds, I struck fashion gold recently when I discovered Gumtree is bursting with thousands of gorgeous fashion listings.

I was so excited, I set myself a challenge to restock my spring wardrobe with sustainable finds from here and wow did I score.

Never been worn DVF for $75, this dress would originally be around $500 new.

Brand New With Tags Witchery snake print maxi for $100. The RRP on this one was $220.

I also found the prettiest of military jackets by Woodford & Co, totally inspired by the recent Tommy Hilfiger and Burberry collections for $40. This Woodford&Co jacket would have also been around the $400-$500 mark brand new. The Burberry version is over 10k! Nope thats not a typo.

Shopping on this platform saved me money, so much time, I felt a strong sense of community and Gumtree allowed me to stay true to my sustainability ethos.

Even though Gumtree is predominately a preloved market place, the amount of brand new items that sellers haven’t even worn is quite astounding. It’s definitely my budget and planet saving tip of the year.

 I am now a total online sustainable shopping convert

I mean look at all these beautiful pieces I found

Second hand never has to mean second best.

Fashion Hound

Fashion Hound

Luxe for less

Photos Bryan Marden