Consider this your invite into our online world. Hopefully we can save you from the explore-page vortex by doing the endless scrolling (sorry, we mean thorough research) for you.
Like all RIISE content, the brands you’ll see featured here aren’t just cool; they’re also doing good. By buying second-hand you’re reducing the carbon impact of your shopping habits.
For our first series instalment, we went deep on a classic investment piece: luxury handbags. Now that we’ve shown you where to find your next favourite vintage accessory, it’s time to get a preloved outfit to match.
You won’t have to trawl your local op shops IRL this time. We’re bringing you the virtual equivalent: highly scrollable vintage accounts that, you guessed it, we found on Instagram. Each account is packed with exclusive drops and wardrobe treasures that you’ll only need to lift one finger to score.
Havre Studio sells limited curations of vintage garments – all sourced from Mexico City. For those looking to add a little luxury to their next office outfit, we recommend keeping an eye on the collections of suits and blazers (no shortage of Dior here). We’re still thinking about Emily Ratajkowski in this refitted vintage grey suit.
Op shopping is fun and all but wouldn’t it be great if sometimes someone else could do the trawling for you? If you like the sound of that hypothetical, then you need to check out The Vintage Twin. Its method is simple but genius: take an online quiz and a team of stylists will put together a curated box of vintage pieces that suit your vibe. Once received, you can try the garments on at home, buy what you love and send back what you don’t. (Can confirm we’re on the waitlist for the next drop).
Instead of DMing out of desperation to find out where someone got their outfit from (only to be told it’s from a thrift store), this Instagram store lets you DM to buy vintage pieces you love. From 90s Guess pants and classic Italian boots to a black pure wool trench coat we wish we’d seen sooner, there’s a lot you’ll want to get first dibs on.
Does the heart want luxury and leather, but your environmental conscience is telling you no? Then take a poke around London-based second-hand clothing store N6S Vintage. We’ve become slightly obsessed with a certain leather blazer in beige and brown (thank god for worldwide shipping), and we think we might’ve finally found the perfect account to match all those vintage designer handbags we have screenshotted.
Sure, a great vintage account needs rare finds and beautiful pieces, but it also helps if you have someone who knows how to style and shoot them. The founder of Lin Vintage, Laura Eileen Lindenmann, has really put her background in visual communications to good use – this account knows how to sell the thrifted-wardrobe dream.
Where will you find us at 8pm on a Sunday night? Glued to Instagram, eagerly awaiting a new drop from Curate & Rotate of course. If a simple aesthetic and neutral colour palette (tonal trend approved) best describes your style, then you’ll find a lot to love in these weekly rotations. Extra points for an account that strives to source pieces from independent designers and boutique brands.
We’re still not quite over the stories of luxury brands burning millions of dollars worth of unsold stock (serious nightmare material). But then we come across an account like The Found Editions – a curated selection of pre-owned designer clothing and accessories – that makes us feel a little better about the world again.