Overindulgence can be the name of the game in Dubai. From Sephora to Zara to Massimo Dutti, we Dubaians absolutely love to spend, spend, spend on brand names!
Given the incred sales, the range of international and fabbo local brands, and fashion vibes of Dubai (hello best malls in the world), we're all kinda known for being shopaholics.
So… consumerism can be a good and a bad thing. On the good side, it can be a form of innovation, encouraging new designers to keep creating new pieces, whether it be jewelry, footwear, or clothing.
And yeah, I’m not denying capitalism’s important. But what if I told you you could buy that gorgeous red-and-white striped Forever 21 dress for less than HALF the price at a second-hand store?
What if I told you that a-dore-able new addition to your closet will also save the environment and give you a “vintage look”?
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m definitely onboard.
With the huge amount of clothes being thrown away everyday- clothes simply thrown away in the trash after being used for a few months- landfills are constantly piling up higher, contributing to global warming.
But, imagine if you could change just one habit- buying clothes from the mall- and buy from second-hand stores. The environment would thank you, and we would thank you.
And it’s not just a question of environmental impact. Second-hand stores, aka thrift stores, are truly an amazing way to buy your clothes. It’s a question of fashion. Of style. “Yes, this is vintage,” you could say to that friend who is always the better-dressed one in the relationship.
I know what you’re thinking. Old habits die hard. It’s not easy to give up those perfect and reliable American Eagle jeans with just the perfect ratio of softness and style.
But, you don’t have to! There are so many thrift stores in Dubai that have just those perfect pair of jeans. The only difference is that it takes longer to find. Sure, you might have to dig a little to find that perfect blouse or those perfect jeans, but at the end, isn’t it worth it?
Thrift stores are often organised by sizes large, medium, and small and only contain one of each clothing item. So, if you find something cute, don’t think, just pick it up! That way, you can go to the fitting rooms and put together the perfect look from ten pairs of blouses and ten pairs of pants.
And the best part, it’s dirt CHEAP!
Try thrifting today!