17 second-shopping hacks our Fashion Director swears by

From Cosmopolitan

There’s no better time to discover your love for second hand clothing than in, the aptly named, Second Hand September. But hey, second-hand/vintage/pre-loved – whatever you want to call it, there are so many benefits to buying clothes that have already been worn by someone else.

For starters, it’s kinder for the environment, buying one-of-a-kind pieces will also give your wardrobe a unique style (no awkward ‘she’s wearing the same thing as me, where can I hide?’ moments). On top of that, you can get luxury fabrics like mohair, silk and leather at a fraction of the cost. Plus, you can invest in super high end labels for nowhere near their original price, which means you can dress incredibly and still have enough money to get your nails done.

The thing is, shopping for second hand gems requires dedication and patience. So how do the pros do it?

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