As a South African, you may have participated in the annual tradition of receiving new clothes for Christmas.
In the past, it was all about frilly pink dresses for the girls and fashion-forward boys sporting bow ties and hats to impress. However, fashion has evolved, and now adults also want to get dolled up for the festive season.
With the Summer season rolling in, it's time to swap out the jerseys and boots for lighter, more colorful items, and you might rediscover forgotten pieces in your wardrobe.
If you find any second-hand clothes that you no longer want to wear, there are options available throughout South Africa to give them a new home.
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SECOND-HAND CLOTHING IN SOUTH AFRICA
Owned by Aurelie, a mum of two, Petit Fox, was begun out of the frustration of how time-consuming it was to find quality second-hand clothes without breaking the bank and wanted another option to the flea market stalls and consignment shops that lacked quality control.
Their promise is that they don’t compromise on quality and all purchases are backed-up with a 100%-refund policy.
Second-hand Rose was established in 1971, making it the longest and oldest-running second-hand ladies' clothing shop in Cape Town. Their time in the second-hand clothing industry has made them a part of so many people's lives and, in a small way, part of history.
Second-hand Rose offers clothing for an array of events and especially those deeply personal moments that define you – your weddings, matric dances, and graduations. Their vintage items are from the pre-90s era with some items going back to the early 1900s.
Now this store has a unique take on thrifting! The range is called REVIBE. They upcycle items to make them unique or to save them from being thrown away.
Items that may have light damage are upcycled with the use of buttons, scraps of material, or anything cool and unique, so instead of discarding the unused material the bits and pieces are used to recycle those items – and that’s a whole new item that is custom made for the next buyer! Remade clothing items into statement pieces and each garment is a once-off.
Absolute genius! Pop into their shop if you have second-hand items you would like to sell!
Can we just say, “Land of the flea market!” This city has options upon options of flea markets. Buyers come to enjoy stalls filled with remarkable arts and crafts, books, second-hand goodies, clothes, mouth-watering food stalls, and live entertainment.
One in particular that caught our eye is the Rose Garden Urban Flea Market across from the Loch Logan Waterfront, in the heart of Bloemfontein open every Saturday from 09:00am to 17:00pm and offers the ultimate second-hand shopping experience which means a money-making haven for sellers of pre-loved clothing…sweet!
Another option that comes with great reviews is the Langenhoven Market, also open every Saturday. Oh and yes… if the back-to-school jingles haven’t already sounded on TV and in the local malls, then trust and believe that the ‘Back-to-school’ reminder is definitely coming.
But if you’re a parent and Jan-U-Worry is a very real worry then second-hand School Shop, based on 3 Sir George Grey St, Park West, Bloemfontein is here to save the day with good quality second-hand school uniforms for the locally based schools.
But if you are based anywhere else in the country and would like to sell your children’s second-hand uniforms then there definitely is a market for it.
As proven, South Africa has an abundance of second-hand stores both walk-in and online where you can sell your pre-loved clothing while getting to meet the owners who have beautiful stories to tell of how and where they have begun and how your contribution helps so many others looking for great quality second-hand clothing at lower
prices whilst looking after our planet and getting a little entertainment and socializing in at the weekend markets too. But, if you prefer a quick, seamless, and super simple option to convert your clothes into cash, then downloading the WISI-Oi app is the best option.
Start your very own clothing boutique for free in a couple of easy steps
- When you receive an order, WISI-Oi sends a courier to your collection address and ships the items to the shopper.
- Payment is made directly into your bank account twice a month
Everything is right at your fingertips, how to start up, how to correctly take photos of your items, and go live all from your home and without all the fuss.