Sustainability meets style with this second-hand fashion saviour!

As we aim to make our wardrobes more eco-friendly — cutting out fast fashion and short-life items in order to build up the longevity and sustainability of our collections — it can be daunting to know where to start when it comes to second-hand designer fashion. Online marketplaces, consignment stores and even op shops: there’s a whole world of second-hand goodies out there, but working out how to find the hidden gems or items we desire can be a whole job in itself.

If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to purchasing second-hand designer items, make sure you start with our five top tips on buying second-hand luxury pieces. But if you’d also like to trust an expert to help you with your purchase, The Luxury Closet is the perfect platform for you. 

Having already sorted through each of the listed items checking for wear and tear, The Luxury Closet offers a huge range of second-hand designer clothing, so you can have that must-have item without the huge impact on your wallet or the environment. This online designer oasis allows you to sort your clothes options by brand and condition, so you can be sure you’re browsing exactly the products you want. Even better, they use an in-house team of authentication experts so you can guarantee that the product you purchase is exactly what it claims and, not to mention, it’s much more reliable than hunting through thrift shops to discover a hidden gem.

Like many consignment retailers, The Luxury Closet doesn’t just offer you a space to pick up a good deal on the big-spending treats, with iconic designer brands including Chanel, Prada, Burberry and Gucci. It also offers you a chance to sustainably invest in more day-to-day wear from your most loved and trusted brands including Nike, Adidas and UGG.

So to help you broaden your fashion lens and discover some new picks worth purchasing, here are our personal five favourite brands to look out for on The Luxury Closet. 


This Copenhagen-based label was established in 2000 by husband and wife team Ditte and Nicolaj Reffstrup. They offer a fresh and effortless style, oozing with European nonchalance, and easy wearability that all helps to add character to your day-to-day wardrobe. Think bold colour palettes, Nordic-inspired prints and bold silhouettes. 

Acne Studios 

Acne Studios Store. Image by Balazs Sebok via Shutterstock.

Acne Studios Store. Image by Balazs Sebok via Shutterstock.

Another Scandinavian offering, this Stockholm-founded fashion house bases its creativity in a multi-disciplinary effort, combining founder and creative director Jonny Johansson’s interests in photography, art, architecture and contemporary culture. Acne Studios is renowned worldwide for its minimalist staples and attention to detail. If you invest in just one thing this winter, we recommend making it one of Acne Studios iconic oversized scarves!


If taking the time to find a long-lasting pair of shoes is one of your priorities, let us recommend Church’S. Now owned by the Prada Group, this English shoe brand can trace its roots back to 1617. It focuses on high-quality footwear with classic sophisticated designs for both men and women. These timeless shoes are meant to last, and the brand’s focus on shoe-care and repair will surely make you confident in its durability.

Paul Smith

Reaffirming the values that Smith set down back in the 70s, Paul Smith embodies designs which are ‘classic with a twist’. Mixing high art with everyday design, each piece is underpinned by a very British dry humour, and in doing so, is able to elevate even the simplest of outfits. Sitting happily between high fashion and formal wear, a Paul Smith item is a must for every gentleman’s wardrobe. 


Born just five years ago in a London living room, since then Rixo has taken flight globally with its free spirit and wanderlust philosophy which is embodied in all of its wearers. Combining unique prints and one-off silhouettes, Rixo boasts a modern and fresh approach to a love of vintage, and the combination allows for game-changing designs which feel as modern as you. 

Want more ideas for updating your wardrobe? Check out our top tips for being sustainable with your clothes. Or check out these top Australian sustainable fashion brands which you’ll feel good wearing.

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