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Depop is one of the greatest tools in your arsenal when it comes to buying and selling items of clothing.

The legendary buy-and-sell app is getting increasingly popular by the day, especially with the rise of sustainable fashion and ethical shopping.

Buying pre-owned and pre-loved styles will hopefully keep on rising in popularity, otherwise the planet may just burn to shreds at an even faster rate (not even joking!?).

Depop has many lovable traits. The search bar allows you to find gorgeous vintage pieces within Ireland for an incredibly affordable price, and you can also extend your search party worldwide if you're willing to pay for shipping costs.

A seller can also make a pretty penny from selling your old clothes that you NEVER wear anymore (we've sold about 34 dresses we haven't even seen since our Wezz days for a great profit).

The explore page when you first enter the app also has top picks based on your likes and preferences, and also the Depop app's own favourite shops they've got their eye on. 

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Without further fashion ado, here are our Depop top picks for today. Nab them before they're sold:

1. Vintage deadstock 1990s flare jeans
    Size 6, Price: £30 (€32)

Image: Depop/@lochrian

2. Vintage pink pastel mini-dress  
    Size 10, Price: £39 (€42.55)

Image: Depop/@kaohinani

3. Early 1990s vintage designer mesh dress by Betsey Johnson
    Size XS, Price: £150 (€164)

Image: Depop/@eleanorehly

4. Faux fur cow jacket
    Size 8-10, Price: £50 (€54.60)

Image: Depop/@whatthefluff_

5. Baby blue plaid Nike Air Force 1
    Size: Womens 8.5, Price: $100 (€90)

Image: Depop/@yslej

6. Vintage Jane Norman chainmail shoulder bag
 £20 (€21.80)

Image: Depop/@hazzledazzled

7. Vintage Karen Millen baby pink suit
    UK size 8, Price: £45 (€49)

Image: Depop/@shannoncastro

8. Vintage patchwork frayed denim jeans
    Size UK 10, Price: £95 (€103.60)


Image: Depop/@siandrakard

 9. Upcycled linen Topshop midi dress
     Size: UK 12, Price: £27.50 (€30)


10. Hippy style Miss Sixty flare jeans
      Size: UK 8-10, Price: £110 (€120)


11. Rare 1980s vintage Adidas originals sweatshirt in purple and turquoise
      Size: M, Price: £75 (€81)


12. Vintage Richards bolt blouse with stunning button details
      Size: 8-10, Price: £35 (€37.90)


Shop to your heart's content knowing that you aren't causing damage to the environment by adding to the textiles industry, it's a good feeling.

Feature image: Instagram/@depop



Just over one month ago, veteran vintage brand Nine Crows launched their very own Thrift Store after the success of their pop-ups, and it's a beautiful sight to behold.

Pre-loved threads, charity shopping and vintage looks have all become the pinnacle of fashion ever since awareness has spread about the textile industry's shocking lack of sustainability.

With fast fashion as big an issue as ever, and tonnes of clothes constantly being sent to landfill, brands like Nine Crows are incredibly important.


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Nine Crows held warehouse clearance sales throughout the summer, finally opening up the brilliant thrift store on June 8 of this year.

They're a small, independently-owned company who contribute to a sustainable lifestyle, and they're proud of it. Making ethical fashion more accessible and sustainable is their goal, and we love them for it.

Their Nine Crows vintage store is home to special, high-quality and one-of-a-kind pieces, which their buying team sort through tens of thousands of items to find. Locating gems ain't an easy job.

The prices are significantly higher in their vintage store, as the clothing is curated and features rare pieces, but their thrift store is a whole different story.


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For their thrift store, Nine Crows choose the type of clothing they want and purchase it in bulk. Second-hand clothes bought in this manner isn't curated, and you as the customer gets to do all the fun rummaging (fummaging?).

It's a mystery, but you find some amazing hidden pieces and reap the rewards with the cheap prices. The Nine Crows Thrift Store is located in their warehouse, off Baggot Street at 12 Pembroke Row.

The shop is open Thursdays to Sundays, from 12pm to 6pm and is WELL worth a sneaky peek. Everything is between €5 and €15, so you can't use prices as an excuse to shop fast fashion brands.

We're sprinting there as we type:

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Nine Crows currently have a competition running which gives you the chance to win a €100 gift voucher for their thrift store, so enter on their Instagram page here.

Feature image: Instagram/@ninecrowsthriftshop



Have you a wardrobe bursting with stuff you just don't wear? Same. 

Have you thought about selling all of your unworn garments time and time again, only to realise you're just not arsed? Same same. 

Well, that was until now. 

I recently discovered a snazzy app called 'Dressup Market' where you can buy and sell gorge fashion goodies.

What makes this particular app different though? They really do all the hard work for you (I'm serious).

PLUS:  it's an Irish company, and we love that! 

We were lucky enough to chat to the CEO, the lovely Lana Gregen, to chat about her company, and how it all came about.

"As January 2017 arrived, it was that time again, a time for a ‘new you’ and a review of life. So, I stood in front of my wardrobe and like many women, I had a wardrobe full of barely worn pieces, but always found I had nothing to wear," she explained. 

"I didn’t have the money to shop until I dropped, or to donate and replenish with a new wardrobe and I couldn’t find a platform that provided a solution to the existing slow selling and cluttered resale markets, or one that I would actually want to make that all important effort to list and sell my clothing, one where smart descriptions and hashtags were not required in order to be found.

It wasn’t just a material thing, yes we all like something new and shiny but I found it was deeply upsetting me that I was unable to continue to evolve and express myself easily on my journey through life and was so restricted by time, space and money. I believe that clothes tell a story about who you are and how you feel about yourself. They help you feel good when you are down or give you confidence when you need it most."


One of our favourite looks this week comes from this stunner @emilyshak  You can't beat the nice top and jeans combo! Make it extra sxy with ripped jeans and a fab pair of heels and throw in a designer bag for that feel good factor!! Get inspired and create your own! This trio from the market gives you top brands, at seriously low prices!! #happyplanning  We have some very exciting features adding to this coming early next week!!!  . #community #outfitplanning #create #looks #shopthelook #discountedprices #bargainbetty #love #fashion #style #instafashion #instastyle #instagood #instago #instapic #picoftheday #instalove #instafamous #instafollow #instablogger #instafun #resale #womensclothing #support #womeninbusiness #girlboss #dressupmarket

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"I wanted to create a platform that would be easy to navigate, enjoyable to browse, plan and organise looks and most importantly, effective to buy and sell items to suit my current needs (or wants)."

And boy, did she succeed. 

Lana and her co-founder, Amy Pugh, spent months finalising the market, named Dressup.

For them, it had to be mobile, there was no question there, and also it had to be widely available on Android and iOS. The app is free to download and list, with a commission on sale approach (they take 30% of the money you make, which is a much better rate than most consignment stores).

They created the perfect space to manage your wardrobe and organise outfits for any social occasion. It's a platform to clear out your closet, search and shop event style and add garments to customised folders where you can see looks or wishlists together, before you even tap buy.

Also, you're in very good hands, because buyer and seller protection is Dressup's top priority! The ladies chose Stripe as their payments partner, which added a clear processing time feature and an integrated shipment tracking facility.

‘Match My Measurements’ is possibly our favourite feature on the app! It helps the user to find clothes that fit, first time.

With a simple yet innovative sizing algorithm at its core, this feature gives shoppers greater guidance and confidence for each purchasing decision so that the want of a return will be less likely, key in a preloved market where sales are final.

All in all, this might just be one of my favourite apps ever! 

Give it a download, and getting selling and spending. 



We already know how to shop online, (hell, we do it nearly everyday), but what about selling online?

Sites such as eBay and Depop are great for selling your unwanted clothes, but sometimes no matter how hard you try, that jumper or those jeans just won't sell. 

So, here are some tips and tricks for selling clothes online, and how to make the most bang for your buck:

1. Look after your items

You have to make sure to protect your leathers and suedes, stuff unused bags with paper so they keep their shape and try to keep shoes in their boxes – this way you will be able to charge a higher price. 


2. Keep proof

For some items you will need to keep proof of purchase. Knowing where and when you bought the product and what season it came from will ensure a quick sale. Also keeping authenticity cards will help you out big time for designer goods. 


3. Be aware of time

The best time to sell a piece is usually three to four seasons after it was first released, but if it was an investment/designer piece, holding onto it for a while could increase its value. 


4. Take CLEAR pictures

There's no point taking a photo of a jacket in a dark room or with a bad camera. If the buyer can't see the full piece, they will pass on it. Instead make sure your room is well lit and show as many details of the piece as you can. Also note these things in the description; fabric, pockets, zips, etc. 


5. Know the facts

Give exact measurements of the garment and set a fair price for it too. The price will depend on the season it was sold, the condition it's in and if it sold out. Depending on the piece, sell for around 40 to 70 percent of the retail price.