You have just finished your backlogs and are leeching off the office internet to scroll through your favorite online shop. Six pages in and you feel as if you’re Cinderella as you have found what seems like your crystal clear glass shoes! Except… you can only afford in cheap ice. You go to another store in hopes of copping a cheaper version, but to your misfortune, none can compare. Now, you lie in misery dreaming about that piece of clothing you wish you had the money for. But just like any summer fling, infatuation to objects fades. Let go and move on. Breathe in, breathe out. We are here to help you navigate instagram thrifting. Here are seven affordable pre-loved clothing shops on Instagram that may just rekindle your love affair.
1. Shop Bubblegum
Got a thing for windbreakers? One of a kind graphic tees? This carefully curated shop has a wide range vintage collection from color blocks to denims. This shop follows a bidding rule, so you gotta fight for the one—before it’s gone.
2. Kasa Manila
Feelin’ confident in rib-caged croptops and miniskirts? Channel your inner dreampop lassie while shopping for a cause. This shop’s tagline goes, “for every one item bought, another is donated.”
3. Pstreet MNL
In love with Alicia Silverstone ala Clueless style? Perhaps Alexis Bledel and her girl gang in Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants? Pstreet MNL offers plaid skirts, denim bell bottoms, and vintage tees perfect for the 90’s preppy look. The owner of this shop is a student, so every purchase means helping a youngin!
4. Ulzaaf PH
Obsessed with K-fashion? How about mesh, net stockings, and chokers? This instagram shop gives you the option to be cute, hot, or both! Dichotomies are nonsense anyways, and simply because why not?
5. Thriftshop Diary
Love vintage but wanna keep it minimalist? This shop gives you the retro essentials without being an eyesore of walking throwback. Afterall, there is nothing better than the right amount of everything.
It may be hot in the Philippines but not even the sun can stop you from wearing these long-sleeved beauties. Plus, the office is a giant freezer anyways. If you’re still not convinced, they have some few but appealing pieces you can wear even in summer.
7. Publicize PH
Got a thing for pattern on pattern? Wanna cop that MSGM Summer Collection 2018 look without spending a thousand bucks? This second-hand IG store got you covered.
Special thanks to @aijalonica for this thread:
ughhh i love second-hand online shopping i get to rave about the clothes with the previous owner and it's the purest fuckin thing in the universe and is also the reason why im BROKE AS FUCK
— aija (@aijalonica) April 30, 2018