Another day, another holiday! It’s National Thrift Shop Day. Instead of visiting a traditional Goodwill or Value Village thrift store, we are highlighting some of the trendiest Black-owned online thrift boutiques featuring the latest vintage and up-cycled finds.
There are a ton of stores dedicated to sustainable fashion using repurposed clothing and fabric from all over. This is a new take on the dreadful “hand-me-downs” you received from your older brother or sister. In an effort to rid our planet of fashion waste, we must find alternative ways to purchase clothing.
Fashion waste stems from a number of issues. One of the biggest causes are large fast fashion brands that will remain nameless. Fast fashion refers to clothing made quickly and cheaply to meet the demand of ever-changing style trends. These clothes are usually poorly made, leading consumers to toss them out as quickly as the trend fades. It subsequently causes long-lasting environmental issues that are detrimental to our bodies and our planet.
In an effort to continue highlighting Black businesses during Black Business Month, we have compiled a list of our favorite thrift shops that focus on sustainable fashion. These companies and brands are helping the planet one vintage piece at a time. From notable brands like Washington Ave to up-and-coming shops like Thriftee Nickel, these consignment shops feature one of a kind pieces you won’t find anywhere else.
Let’s celebrate National Thrift Shop Day with these Black-owned businesses. When we support sustainable fashion, we’ll reap benefits across the world! Check out the gallery of shops below.
1. Washington AveSource:washingtonave
New reworked and vintage finds.
2. Thriftee NickelSource:shopthrifteenickel_
Intended to thrift and uplift. More pieces coming soon.
3. Oluchi VintageSource:oluchi vintage
Vintage and pre-loved clothing specially curated by @cynaloz.
4. Random and ChicSource:randomandchic
High fashion vintage clothing that’s often hard to come by.
5. Day FiftyOne VintageSource:Day FiftyOne Vintage
Curated vintage, pre-loved sustainable clothing.
6. Black Culture VintageSource:blackculturevintage
Vintage apparel strictly representing Black culture.
7. Vintage and SoulSource:vintageandsoul
Handpicked, curated vintage fashion.
8. Nostalgia BoutiqueSource:shopatnostalgia
Vintage clothing, antique furniture, and home decor with a physical store located in Purcellville, VA.
9. BLK MKT VintageSource:blkmktvintage
Curators of a collection of black curiosities, heirlooms, and collectibles.
10. Gizmo Vintage HoneySource:gizmo_vintage_honey
This company is creating the art of selling vintage clothing through music and dance. Located in Brooklyn, NY, but you can also shop via the Instagram page.