Sec­ond-hand fash­ion ka hai yeh jalwa!

HT City - - Front Page - Arpita Kala arpita.kala@hin­dus­tan­times.com

It can’t get any bet­ter for thrifty fash­ion­istas. With a slew of online por­tals and Face­book shops of­fer­ing gen­tly used fash­ion and beauty good­ies at al­most half the price, buy­ing hand-medowns is not a taboo any­more. From branded clothes, bags, sun­glasses and footwear to lightly used cos­met­ics, young peo­ple in the city who can’t af­ford lux­ury brands are hap­pily shop­ping online from stores selling sec­ond-hand fash­ion.

“I re­cently bought a pair of de­signer sun­glasses from a por­tal. I got it for half the price. This is def­i­nitely bet­ter than buy­ing fakes,” says Rad­hika Gupta, 27. Apart from clothes and ac­ces­sories, fash­ion­istas are also cool about buy­ing lightly used makeup. “We try testers in stores and don’t worry about oth­ers hav­ing used them be­fore us. As long as you are not be­ing tricked into buy­ing ex­pired cos­met­ics, there shouldn’t be any is­sues with buy­ing used makeup,” says Kan­chan Gupta, ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Face­book page Up­cy­cle in Delhi-NCR that sells sec­ond hand prod­ucts.

And, if you have fash­ion items that you don’t like any­more, you can easily sell them online. “We ar­range free pick-up of sec­ond-hand items. Af­ter qual­ity checks, we get them sani­tised and pho­tographed. They are then up­loaded on our site for sale,” says Aboli Salvi, founder of ShareWardrobe.com.

If you can buy used cars and fur­ni­ture, then why not fash­ion items? It’s a cool op­tion for those who want de­signer lux­ury at half the price An­vita Mehra, founder of a lux­ury por­tal that sells sec­ond-hand fash­ion

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