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LIST: 10 local online thrift shops that make sustainable shopping easy

By Paulina Romarate Published Aug 28, 2021 10:12 am Updated Aug 28, 2021 10:14 am

Still searching for a unique 'fit to spice up your OOTD? Or a vintage piece to add flair into your fashion? Thrift shops can be your new holy grail for finding rare and aesthetic clothes with just a tap on the phone away as they can now be spotted online. 

Not only is it cheaper than mall prices, thrift shops can also help the environment, especially in light of the recent climate change issues. According to PlanetAid, 77 percent of millennials would rather buy clothes from thrift stores as it was the closest application to the virtues of reuse and recycling fashion. 

Be fashionably safe and environmentally friendly as you comment down “mine” and fish for that fresh ‘fit on these local thrift stores online.

1. wearareyounow

If you love, love, loooove colors, WEARAREYOUNOW APPAREL or wea(rare)younow is your best bet. They offer “revive to re-vibe'' thrifted, handpicked, and reworked pieces at very affordable prices.

2. mi.hermana.ph

Does your love for vintage also applies to jewelry? Check out Mi Hermana Vintage. It's is a thrift shop founded by “sisters collecting pieces since childhood [and] curating since 2016.” Mi Hermana shares its finds with their buyers, “for the love of travel, jewelry, & all things sustainable.”

3. wearkahel

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Linen clothing is the rage right now, and while there are plenty online, most of them are quite expensive. This Manila-based shop creates reworked linen pieces in fun, every day designs.

4. itsvintagevintage

IT'S VINTAGE prides itself as “your friendly local owner-operated vintage clothing store. We launched in 2017 as one of the first and finest vintage stores in the country specialising in handpicked vintage sourced from around the globe,” according to its website.

5. retrogradeph_

Established in 2017, retrogradeph_ is one of the pioneering vintage online shops in the Philippines. The store sells quality and branded jackets, hoodies, sweaters, etc… and was also the one of the first to market “washed and ready to wear” pieces, and sanitised before packaging and dispatching. 

6. wbhits (WB THRIFT STORE)

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wbhits is a thrift store by windbreakersph that sells affordable thrifted pieces that are already washed and ironed shirts, sweaters, jackets, windbreakers and more. It also offers everyday shipping. They have two thrift shops, @wbhits is where they sell thrifted/vintage apparel, and @windbreakersph that sells windbreakers, other outerwear. 

7. celeste.dreamss 

Formerly known as Sanriothrift_, this store offers “dreamy thrifted gems,”  handpicked Sanrio or Y2K fashion from shoes, boots, jeans, vests, mini skirts, preloved clothes, and more. All items are also washed and disinfected before dispatching.

8. cousette.ph

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This shop offers handpicked items from various thrift stores in Metro Manila and laundered twice to ensure cleanliness for the buyers. The store started shooting their photos from their small room until they managed to get a studio, invested in studio lights and hired a model.

9. onceuponadress.ph

“Curated for the modern and vintage darlings,” this Dipolog City-based shop offers nationwide shipping for its vintage, retro, and modern pieces.

10. preloved.by.jhayzel

“Reuse, restyle, and repurpose” is this shop’s motto as it offers “specially curated selection of clothing” because “Preloved is Reloved."