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14.08.2020

Pre-Owned Pieces Were the Biggest Trend at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Usually the world’s Fashion Weeks are the birthplaces of new trends, shapes and styles. But the latest trend to emerge in recent months isn’t new at all: it’s buying your favourite pieces pre-owned. Because granting pieces a second life and buying them already owned and worn by someone else is not only more affordable and sustainable, it’s also more fashionable — as shown by these fabulous Street Style looks captured (during Copenhagen’s Hybrid Fashion Week!) by our favourite style crushes @sarahloufalk and @whaelse. Sarah and Jacky investigated for us why fashion insiders love shopping pre-owned — and why we all should, too.

@sarahloufalk & @whaelse
**Pre-Owned Pieces** Were the Biggest Trend at Copenhagen Fashion Week
@sarahloufalk & @whaelse

@whaelse, Blogger

“I went together with my boyfriend for a trip to Venice for our 6th anniversary and found this bag in a small boutique while strolling through the streets. I always prefer to shop pre-owned as vintage pieces have a story to tell and I love to imagine who else has already worn it and in which situations.”

Credit: @sarahloufalk & @whaelse
@sarahloufalk & @whaelse

@sarahloufalk, Influencer

“I loaned this vintage bag from @thevintagebar here in Copenhagen for Fashion Week. They have the biggest selection of vintage pieces from clothing to jewellery and bags. I love how unique vintage pieces are — they give every look a kind of individual and personal touch and allow you to express your personality through the look you are wearing.”

Credit: @sarahloufalk & @whaelse
@sarahloufalk & @whaelse

@loisopoku, Blogger

“I actually bought this Louis Vuitton pochette yesterday at the vintage bar in Copenhagen — it was love at first sight. I like to shop vintage because the used parts of the bag tell a story and I love to imagine who else has already worn it. Plus I feel like trends are always circling back, so it is much more sustainable to buy vintage.”

Credit: @sarahloufalk & @whaelse
@sarahloufalk & @whaelse

@B_Keith, Fashion Buyer

“I found these rings through a friend of mine who bought them in a vintage boutique in London. I really love vintage pieces as they have a really individual vibe and personality. One of my rings is even custom made and therefore only exists once. I love shopping vintage to have pieces that no one else has.”

Credit: @sarahloufalk & @whaelse
@sarahloufalk & @whaelse

@alm1nd, Fashion Designer

“These Versace sunglasses were found by my management at a vintage shop in London and — as I have searched for a pair of these since forever — I was very delighted that they managed to find them before Copenhagen Fashion Week. I especially like the sustainable aspect of shopping vintage. I love that the pieces have a longer lifetime and go from one owner to another. Therefore they are much better for the environment.”

Credit: @sarahloufalk & @whaelse
@sarahloufalk & @whaelse

@saraflaaen, Model

“I bought this Gucci bag when I was in Paris in a small vintage shop. It was basically love at first sight as I was searching for this exact design forever and I had seen it on Instagram before. With shopping vintage, I really like the used look the pieces have as it makes every piece unique in a certain way.”

Credit: @sarahloufalk & @whaelse
@sarahloufalk & @whaelse

@niclassefidi, Artist

“The roots of my family have an Inka origin and these rings have been passed through my family since generations. Actually my grandma gave me those not too long ago. With shopping vintage, I like that each piece has a history — sometimes it had multiple owners in the past and existed over such a long time.”

Credit: @sarahloufalk & @whaelse
The Edit

Shop by Brand: Pre-Owned Denim

We’ve said it once (or, actually, many times) and we’ll say it again: denim is best bought pre-owned. Why? Well, there’s the perfectly worn-in fit that usually takes months to recreate, there’s knowing that no new fabrics had to be used, no water wasted, and — less money spent. And then there’s these foolproof, timeless brands you’ll love forever:

26 items curated by Itsapark