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Sustainable re-sale shopping apps

By Konrad 03 Feb 2023

Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe refresh or need some furniture to fill out your uni living space, there are tons of resale apps out there, and the great thing about these apps is that they let you shop and sell sustainably!

So if you’re not sure where to start or just want to have a browse, here’s a list of some of the best resale apps around:

1. Vinted

Vinted is an online clothing marketplace that lets its users find a new home for their pre-loved clothing. With Vinted you can buy and sell your clothes really easily, and if you do choose to sell your clothes on there an added bonus is that there are no selling fees. 

Selling and buying your clothes this way also means that these items don't end up in landfill sites! 

2. Asos Marketplace

Just like Vinted, Asos Marketplace lets you buy and sell pre-owned clothing, but Asos Marketplace also supports small businesses and independent brands, meaning you can get yourself something brand new whilst you're at it. Because most of the sellers are independent small brands, you're still shopping sustainably!

The Marketplace hosts sellers worldwide, with over 900+ small businesses and boutiques using the website. You can get yourself jewelry, vintage clothing, and branded items too.  

3. Too Good to Go

Moving away from the clothes theme, Too Good to Go is a mobile app that allows you to buy unsold food from a range of shops and restaurants for really low prices. App creators say that Too Good to Go is an attempt to tackle the food waste problem, and it does just that. 

Below you can see everything @emmamatthewsxx gets from Greggs for just £2.70!

4. Etsy

Etsy is another app that supports independent businesses around the world. Etsy's brand goal is to 'reconnect product and consumer' by giving a platform for these small businesses. Most of the brands on Etsy produce handmade and unique pieces that range from anything from jewellery to home décor. 

These items are great if you're looking for some special presents this year!

5. Facebook Marketplace

Facebook marketplace, found on the Facebook app, lets you buy and sell new and used local items right from your phone. You just post a picture of your item, with a small description, then link your location and watch the offers come in! Or, if you're looking to buy, just put down your location and you can see what's available near you.

Facebook Marketplace is best for larger items and furniture so is a great option if you're looking to get some bits for your uni house. 

6. Depop

Finally, no sustainable app list would be complete without a special mention to the reselling app of all reselling apps, Depop. As many of you probably know already, Depop lets its users buy and sell items, whether they are pre-owned, vintage, or brand new. Because Depop hosts so many small sellers, you're again shopping sustainably when you're using the app. 

One thing to remember with Depop is that they do take a small fee if you plan on selling your clothes, but other than that Depop is a great app to use if you're looking to declutter your wardrobe or do some sustainable online shopping. 

If you're looking to reduce your environmental impact, these apps are great for helping you to reduce your carbon footprint and waste at the same time. By shopping from re-sale apps you'll be opting for a more sustainable lifestyle without actually having to do a lot!