Everyday we wake up and find that the world is in a more dire state than we left it when we went to sleep the previous night. There is a constant sense of urgency to act to stop the environmental crisis we have created. They even replaced the clock in Union Square in New York City with a countdown to our doom if we don’t immediately take steps to reverse climate change. This is all scary and overwhelming, and a reality we don’t have the luxury of ignoring. Time is literally of the essence. And while we may not be able to immediately effect big changes that need to be made with policy reform, we all can look for ways we can be actively more sustainable in our personal lives.

Sustainable shopping is something that is easy to do and has a significant environmental impact. Fashion as an industry is inherently not sustainable but that doesn’t mean that you can’t try to be mindful when shopping. The Real Real makes sustainable shopping easy while maintaining the luxury. They prioritize resale and believe in the circular model of fashion so when you’re done with a certain item, it can have another life somewhere else. With new and vintage pieces alike from luxury brands at competitive prices, it’s hard not to find what you’re looking for. Whether it’s an item from this season or something you’ve been obsessing over for a while but isn’t available in stores anymore, it’s more than likely going to be on The Real Real at some point. I have been a member of The Real Real since 2013 and I have never not been able to find what I was looking for and have used it to sell several cherished pieces from my closet.

The site itself can be overwhelming for people not familiar with how to successfully shop it but it’s all about practice. And practice makes perfect. But to help you along on your sustainable shopping journey, our Market Director has picked out some of the best finds on The Real Real right now from vintage gems to trendier pieces you just have to have in your closet.

CHANEL 2020 INTERLOCKING CC LOGO SLINGBACK SANDALS, $2100 SHOP NOW
CHRISTIAN DIOR VINTAGE GIRLY DIORISSIMO SADDLE POUCHETTE, $1425 SHOP NOW
CELINE STRIPED LONG SLEEVE TUNIC, $324 SHOP NOW
GUCCI 1955 HORSEBIT ACCENT PONYHAIR LOAFERS, $620 SHOP NOW
ALAÏA VINTAGE 1991 JUMPSUIT, $1795 SHOP NOW
PRADA PRINTED SHORT SLEEVE BUTTON-UP TOP, $345 SHOP NOW
LOUIS VUITTON 2020 MONOGRAM NICE NANO, $1225 SHOP NOW
RICHARD QUINN STRAPLESS MIDI LENGTH DRESS, $2500 SHOP NOW
FENDI VINTAGE STRAIGHT LEG JEANS, $507.50 SHOP NOW
MONSE 2019 VIRIGIN WOOL TUNIC, $775 SHOP NOW
BOTTEGA VENETA LEATHER SANDALS, $795 SHOP NOW
THE ATTICO 2020 MIDI LENGTH SKIRT, $941.50 SHOP NOW

All products featured on GRAZIA are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, Grazia may earn an affiliate commission.

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