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Thriftify’s new weekly drops feature hundreds of designer brands from Dior to Balenciaga


By Sarah Finnan
07th Apr 2022
Thriftify’s new weekly drops feature hundreds of designer brands from Dior to Balenciaga

Finding genuine designer goods at a reasonable price is a near-impossible feat, but Thriftify has done much of the groundwork and is launching weekly drops featuring hundreds of luxury brands from today.

More and more people have been boycotting fast fashion in recent years with the style-savvy it-crowd now turning their attention to the pre-loved gems already on the market. 

Depop, Vestiaire Collective, rêverie, Spice Vintage, Studio Minti; as interest in sustaining the circular economy grows, so too does the demand for places to buy previously owned/vintage garments online. There’s much to be said for the physical shopping experience, but after several months-long lockdowns, the ease of having something delivered straight to your door cannot be ignored. 

Already with a thriving online marketplace – which has 98% of Ireland’s charities present – Thrifify is now launching a new initiative with their weekly Designer Drops focusing on corporate donations, items returned by customers and end of line stock that would otherwise get sent to landfill… and the first bundle comprises hundreds of items of luxury items. We’re talking Telfar, Balenciaga, Seletti, Chanel – the list goes on. 

According to a spokesperson for Thriftify: 

“With this new initiative, Thriftify is building partnerships with corporate retailers who wish to be more sustainable. We have built a solution to get this stock to charities where it can make an impact. The first donation consists of thousands of luxury items that have been donated to NCBI through Thriftify. 

“There is a range of coveted luxury items from ball gowns to accessories, handbags, shoes and apparel. Prices range from €50 all the way up to a vintage channel jacket worth €12,000. All items, however, are only a fraction of the RRP (recommended retail prices), so customers will be able to nab luxury items for up to 70% off the original prices.”

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Hundreds of items will go live on the Thriftify website at 6 pm every Thursday (from today!) and drops will feature luxury goods from NCBI along with some of their other charity partners. “We also have authentic products from Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Burberry, Balmain, Versace, Prada and scores of other brands,” the spokesperson confirms. Other brands amongst their inventory include Alexander McQueen, Yeezy, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Commes Des Garcons, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Ganni, Gucci, Valentino, Simone Rocha, and Supreme – though this is not an exhaustive list.

Simply log onto the website at 6 pm, have a nose through what’s on offer and whatever you buy will be posted to your home within two to five days (all in a biodegradable bag). We love a bargain, especially a designer one – good for the planet, good for the pocket too.