Ethically-made products for ethically-minded women.
Product(s): pre-owned women’s, men’s, and kid’s apparel
Price: from $5
“Buy less, choose well, make it last.” – Vivienne Westwood
This is a rule I strive to adhere to with all purchases – but the reality is, no matter how much research and wardrobe planning I do, I don’t always get it right. Sizes fluctuate, shoes fit differently after a day of wear, and sometimes, beautiful, high-quality pieces just aren’t worn as much as I expected. And while giving unworn clothing to friends is always fun, sometimes I prefer to quickly and easily recoup my losses. I’ve tried many of the resale sites but the one I keep coming back to is an Instagram-based platform, Noihsaf.Bazaar.
Noihsaf.Bazaar is a curated feed for buying and selling apparel, shoes, and accessories. Noihsaf focuses on smaller brands and designers – fast fashion is prohibited – with an emphasis on well-made, in-season pieces, and curates submissions based on style, sales history, current listings, and price. Sellers pay a marginal fee of $2.80 once an item sells.
Kate Lindello started the popular account in 2013 hoping to sell a pair of unworn Rachel Comey flats and unable to find a local consignment store that understood their value. The shoes sold and today, the account has over 19,000 followers, millions of viewers and can sell items in minutes – sometimes even seconds! The account has branched off into several related accounts including vintage, home, kid’s and men’s.
Following the account can be dangerous (but don’t forget – the most ethical way to shop is to shop resale and keep clothing out of our landfills) – but selling is simple and fast. Noihsaf.Bazaar is a wonderful way to correct the shopping mistakes we all inevitably make, no matter how hard we try to get it right.
Rita Mehta shops for a living and talks a lot. She launched her website, The American Edit, and podcast, Why Do We Have Things? so she’d have a place to talk about some of the things she’s most passionate about: American made design, responsible manufacturing, and conscious consumption. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter.