5 Fashion Editors share their pre-loved picks of the season
With Global Recycling Day around the corner, we found ourselves with a renewed love for everything rented, borrowed, vintage and pre-loved.
The Global Recycling Foundation has unveiled that 'creative innovation' is its theme for Global Recycling Day 2023, which takes place this year on 18 March. To commemorate the occasion the Hello! Fashion team has gathered our favourite picks of the season to inspire your second-hand shopping…
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Eve Fitzpatrick - Hello! Fashion - Junior Fashion Assistant
"This spring I’m going all out and indulging in items that feel like an ultimate treat to wear. Renting allows me to do this without denting the bank account. I can involve myself in trends that I perhaps won’t enjoy in a years’ time and avoid any frustration of investing in an item that is inevitably going to be thrown to the back of my wardrobe. When shopping vintage, I want items that are going to last and that are versatile to style."
Sea New York Cardigan, £200, Vestiaire
Rixo denim dress, Rent from £28, ByRotation
Comme Des Garçons Pre-Owned, £772, FarFetch
Lauren Ramsay - Hello! Fashion - Online Writer
"I am a serial second-hand shopper. If you’ve an eye for trend-led fashion, it gives you the ability to find unique pieces that nobody else will have, and perhaps put an unexpected spin on said trend. I’m currently on the hunt for elevated neutrals – great pieces to invest in during this transitional period into spring as they can easily be layered up or accessorised differently depending on the weather."
Fendi Pre-Owned Baguette bag, £771, FarFetch
Celeste Starre earrings, Rent from £15.78, Hurr
Dona Ida jumpsuit, Rent from £69, ByRotation
Orin Carlin - Hello! Fashion - SEO Writer
"Full disclosure: I am a pre-loved preacher. Standing out isn't necessarily my major priority, but I can't bear when the trends verge into samey. Shopping vintage is a virtually failproof way of scoring something totally one of a kind, and I love that each piece already has a story to tell – like these 1980s crystal drop earrings. When it comes to rental pieces, I'm lusting after Simone Rocha's pearl bag and Amina Muaddi's clear wedges for a stylish entry into spring."
1990s Vintage crystal drop earrings, £225, Susan Caplan
Amina Muaddi Glass Wedges Mules, Rent from £94, ByRotation
Simone Rocha Micro Egg Bag, Rent from £55.80, Hurr
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Natalie Salmon - Hello! Fashion - Digital Editor
I've gotten really into the show Daisy Jones & The Six recently so I'm currently coveting anything with a 1970s aesthetic and have my eye on these groovy coats I found on Etsy, Penny Lane eat your heart out. Plus I will always have a special place in my heart for a novelty bag, so I spend hours trawling through 1stDibs for the ultimate online retail therapy. The best thing about shopping vintage and pre-loved is having something unique with the added benefit of increasing the circularity of our wardrobes.
Penny Lane Coat, £382.63, Etsy
Dolce & Gabbana Walkman Clutch, £665.44, 1st Dibs
Alessandra Rich gown, Rent from £126, Front Row
Chloe Gallacher - Hello Fashion! - Fashion Assistant
"This year, I’m really trying to change how I shop, and the bad habits I’ve gotten into. I’ve always been someone that buys something for an event and afterwards it goes to the back of my wardrobe never to be worn again. With more and more sustainable ways to shop, I find myself feeling guilty doing that now as there’s no excuse to, plus I’m just wasting so much money. With a few events already in this year's diary, I’ve vowed to myself to either buy second-hand or rent something so I can actually send it back afterwards. I’m even going to branch out to rent casualwear before committing to actually buying it so I can see if I’m actually going to reach for it to wear regularly to justify its cost per wear, or do I just want it because it’s on trend. I’m even debating renting out those worn once outfits at the back of my wardrobe."
Nanushka dress, £90, Vestiaire
Loewe jumper, Rent from £104, ByRotation
Vintage 1980s Nina Ricci Necklace, £125, FarFetch
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