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sweater sale at fair indigo

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Fair Indigo is an ethical retailer that offers a wide variety of everyday clothing items and accessories. They're putting on their Sweater Sale this week! Prices have already been reduced, but you can get an additional 30% off with code, SWEATERS. The coupon will remain active until this Sunday, January 18.

It's a snow day for me today, so sweaters are quite an appropriate topic.

tradesy: secondhand shoes galore


I know that the thought of wearing used shoes makes some people nauseous, but I've never taken issue with it. In fact, probably 1/3 of the shoes I own are secondhand. In a consumer culture dominated by 5-week trend cycles, people are doomed to impulse buy, which leaves a lot of gently used stuff on the secondhand market to trawl through.

I've typically thrifted or searched ebay to find secondhand shoes, but the popularity of online shopping has resulted in all sorts of new places to shop for secondhand goods.

I discovered Tradesy over the weekend. It's a mashup between the Ebay/Etsy, direct-from-the-seller approach and more curated sites like thredup and Twice. Basically, an individual lists items, which are placed both within their personal shop and within the larger marketplace. Once an item sells, the Tradesy team processes the order and sends the seller packaging materials, which the seller then uses to ship the item to the customer. Items ship free and returns are free, as well.

Tradesy's setup isn't perfect. Items that sell out are delayed from removal while the site waits to confirm the order with the seller, which means the customer has to scroll through a lot of extraneous listings to find something she can actually buy. But they're the best I've found when it comes to shoes. Prices tend to fall in ebay ranges with the advantage of avoiding the auction and having your item ship free.

designer: leah goren

I know Leah Goren is old news in the blogging world; her cat dress was a favorite among fashion bloggers a couple years ago and her collaboration with Anthropologie made her designs even more accessible. We also share a first name, so I feel an affinity with her; Leahs need to stick together.

Though she's been selling her original prints on etsy for years, it seems she's just recently opened up a Society 6 shop, which makes it easy to put her ethereal and cheeky watercolors on your walls, your couch, your phone. And since Society 6 produces a good deal of its products in the USA and allows the artist to set her profit margins, it's a pretty ethical way to shop.

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leahgoren by fracturedradiance featuring throw pillows

Did you jump on the cat dress bandwagon a few years ago? The Anthro dress is still on ebay for ridiculous sums of money, so I guess people are still a bit obsessed.
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