Shopping all the great looks may seem challenging if you’re on a budget. You want to look fashionable without spending loads of money, right? We at Swap like to call it: fashion on a budget! It’s important to note that money does not buy fashion. Fashion is about style and creativity. It’s all about how you create your style with what you have and are able to spend. I’ve listed 8 quick tips on how you can shop fall fashion on a budget. (more…)
With so many fashion rules to remember–like You can’t wear white after Labor Day–putting the perfect outfit together can sometimes become a daunting process. The good news is most of these fashion rules can be taken with a grain of salt. Fashion is fun and shouldn’t be so rigid as to not make room for your own personal style. Don’t believe all the hype, instead, checkout how you can break the fashion rules while looking chic and on trend!
Rule #1: You Can’t Wear Black With Navy
Black and navy are two colors that represent sophistication and classic taste–they sure can make an outfit fierce! When worn together, these two colors can take your outfit to the next level. Most would say you cannot wear black and navy together because they clash. However, mixing the two together makes an outfit more interesting than a monochromatic ensemble. Black and navy compliment one another especially when your outfit consists of contrasting fabrics and material such as velvet, silk and leather.
Thrifting is blowing up. What you probably associate with a small, quirky shop downtown is now an $15 to $18 billion industry that’s becoming digitized by the second. Americans increasingly see thrifting as a guilt-free way of shopping and a unique way to conveniently discover new styles and outfits. And, they’re doing it online.
At Swap.com, we’ve experienced an explosion of online secondhand stores that cater to luxury, style, women’s fashion, value, and everything in between. As the largest online consignment retailer, our huge inventory and variety of items gives us unique insight into secondhand fashion as a whole. We carry women’s, men’s, kids’, and baby apparel from everyday favorites like Old Navy, to outdoorsy essentials like Patagonia, to high-fashion designer brands like Manolo and Jimmy Choo.
We won’t pretend to know where thrifting will head in 2018, but we can use our wealth of information to look at what thrifters are thinking, current trends, and everything that has led us to the current secondhand shopping revolution. Let’s dive right in and discover some of the favorite brands, styles, and habits of everyday American thrifters like you! (more…)
In honor of Valentine’s Day today, we embarked on a mission to find out if the qualities and personality traits that make a great “thrifter” are linked to the same qualities that make someone successful in love. To find out, we conducted a survey asking about secondhand shopping and dating habits, and discovered that there was a true love connection between those who shop secondhand regularly and those who found success in their love life. In fact, 69% of the most avid thrifters (people who shop 12 times or more per year) stated they’ve found their match in a committed relationship or marriage.
While we know the best secondhand shoppers are pros at discovering that hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind item, we wanted to see if that translated into being able to find the one person who is just right for them in real life. Our Valentine’s Day Survey confirmed our suspicions; secondhand shoppers are diligent, patient and have a good understanding of what they’re looking for, which appears to correlate to their ability to find their perfect partner.
What is it that makes thrifters more likely to unlock the key to love?