Some long overdue menswear

Two decent days bargain hunting. Purchases include:

  • COS jumper
  • COS dress
  • AllSaints cardigan
  • Temperley jumper
  • Robert Noble tweed suit
  • Favourbrook jacket
  • Paige jeans
  • Sarah Pacini skirt
  • Rapha jumper
  • American vintage jacket
  • Jigsaw jumper

It’s worth mentioning that country sports attire has a big following on eBay – tweed shooting jackets, hunting waterproofs and premium equestrian labels are all worth buying second hand. Check the condition as they’re often vintage but buyers are often willing to overlook a bit of wear for this type of clothing.

Style and ski wear

Despite the atrocious weather I still managed to find some little gems today………

  • Diane von Furstenberg lace dress
  • Sweaty Betty leggings
  • rag & bone jeans
  • Zara fur bomber
  • AllSaints chunky jumper
  • Custommade cardigan
  • Rene Lezard quilted coat
  • Elisa Cavaletti shirt
  • Free People one piece

So a really great mix of items, found within about an hour and a half of shopping. Most of this will appear in my eBay store so take a look. If you’re thinking of selling your own clothes on eBay let me know if you have any questions. Happy bargain hunting!

Floaty dresses and designer rainwear

Secondhand shops have started bringing out their spring rainwear so lots of treats in store. In a single village charity shop I spotted an Aquascutum translucent mac with silk lining, an Aquascutum trench and a fab Uniqlo raincoat.

Plus – gorgeous designer skirts by Raoul and A.P.C., and a floaty silk Reiss dress…….

Look out for luxury knitwear moving on to the sale rails too – don’t forget that small holes or bobbling are easy to rectify on most knitted items so don’t be put off (just don’t sell them on if you’ve mended holes).

Maison Martin Margiela and more

Not a bad day at all today! Here’s what I bought……….

  • Ghost jacket
  • Maison Martin Margiela for H&M dress (see picture below!)
  • COS dress
  • Levi’s trucker jacket (brand new!)
  • DKNY jumper
  • Oliver Spencer tweed jacket

So all in all, pretty good. I’m especially pleased about the H&M dress because as collaborations go this is one of the most popular, and one that I haven’t found secondhand before. I’ve decided to sell this one as it’s not quite my look – but it might be yours!?

A word about designer/high street collaborations – I love them but not all are popular with buyers. Check before you shell out too much.

Welcome

Hi, and welcome to My Preloved Wardrobe – hopefully soon to be your new favourite fashion blog (with a difference).

Quick introduction – I am a full time secondhand fashion buyer and have built up a pretty successful eBay business selling some of the amazing clothes I find – some from private clients of mine, and some from secondhand and charity shops.  Over the last ten years interest has grown substantially in the secondhand market – be it for financial or ethical reasons.

These days I get asked so many questions about it that I’ve decided to start this blog.  I aim to share with you some of the frankly unbelievable clothes I find and answer your questions on anything from what and where to buy, to how to run a successful eBay store.  Mainly I just want to share pictures of clothes!

What did I find in the secondhand shops today!?

  • La Perla jacket (brand new!)
  • Joseph sequin dress
  • YMC jacket
  • COS skirt (brand new!)
  • Tucker blouse
  • Sandro tiger sweater
  • Sandro bulldog sweater
  • Sandro ‘S’ sweater
  • Goat dress
  • American Vintage jacket
  • Sandro t-shirt

Get in touch via the comments box below – I’ll be back soon with my latest finds. Don’t forget my eBay store is just a click away at the top of the page!