During the last lockdown, with Charity Shops closed, I had to get my preloved shopping fix elsewhere, and that is when I discovered, and became a little addicted to, Vinted. You’ve probably seen the ads for it on tv, Vinted is an online platform for buying and selling clothes, a place where people can sell their unwanted stuff, both new and used, and people can browse and grab a bargain.
Vinted is brilliant for people who are searching for something in particular – you can add a search and then save it, so you can check if something is added with that description. You can also search by category, men’s/women’s/children’s/homewares/books/jewellery etc etc, or by specific brand. You can tailor your Vinted by adding your size, and all the brands you like so you are not trawling through stuff which is not suitable for you.
Vinted is full of real bargains, lovely clothes just waiting for a new home. You can have items delivered to your home, or through a courier to a local parcel shop (my Coop is my drop off point, so I collect things as I do a bit of shopping.) I have already found so many bargains, often pieces I missed when they were in the shop first time around. The animal sequin M&S skirt is a key point, I wanted this at Christmas a few years ago, but couldn’t find it in my size, so I love the fact I have now found it on Vinted for less than a tenner!
The best way to use Vinted is by downloading the app. It’s the perfect thing to browse when on public transport, or sitting outside with a coffee. I have not yet sold anything on Vinted myself – I’ve just sent a lot of clothes to a charity shop I support, but I have bought some lovely things that you can see below.
Have you used Vinted yet? What did you get?
Oliver Bonas Skirt
Primark Skirt (Furla scarf from Thrift+)
New Look Boots
River Island Skirt
Dorothy Perkins Top
Tu Clothing Dress
Very Top, Primark Skirt
Oasis Dress, better view