Why Upcycle Shopping for Clothes and Accessories is a Must These Days!

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We have been in this business for over 4 decades, always being super conscious about why we do this business, and that is because we want to pass on to our kids a better world. In recent years, there has been a growing movement towards "slow fashion" - an approach to fashion that prioritizes sustainability and ethical production. Slow fashion encourages consumers to think more carefully about what they buy, and to seek out high-quality, timeless pieces that can be worn for years to come.

One aspect of slow fashion that has gained particular attention is the upcycling of clothing. Upcycling involves taking existing garments and transforming them into something new and unique, rather than simply throwing them away. This not only helps to reduce waste and carbon emissions, but also allows for greater creativity and individuality in personal style.

Here are some reasons why BBPD exists, and it is because shopping consignment clothing, bags, shoes, accessories and more can benefit both the environment and your wardrobe:

  1. Reducing Waste: The fashion industry is notorious for producing a large amount of waste. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2018 alone, 17 million tons of textile waste was generated in the United States, and only 15.2% of that was recycled. BBPD is part of that 15.2% but wow it seems there's so much still to do. By purchasing upcycled/consignment clothing, you are helping to reduce the amount of clothing that ends up in landfills.

  2. Lowering Carbon Emissions: Producing new clothing requires a significant amount of energy and resources, and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. By upcycling clothing, we can reduce the need for new materials and limit the environmental impact of the fashion industry.

  3. Unique Style: Upcycling allows for greater creativity and individuality in personal style. Each piece here at BBPD is one-of-a-kind, and can reflect the personality and taste of the customer. By shopping for consignment clothing, you can find unique and stylish pieces that stand out from mass-produced fashion.

  4. Supporting Local Businesses: This one is very close to our heart, you see we put our soul in what we do and we know that many consignment businesses like us, are small, local operations that prioritize sustainability and ethical production. By supporting us, you are contributing to the growth of a more sustainable and socially responsible fashion industry.

Overall, upcycling/consigning clothing is a great way to contribute to a more sustainable fashion industry while also finding unique and stylish pieces for your wardrobe. By embracing slow fashion and supporting consignment businesses, we can work towards a more sustainable and ethical future for the fashion industry.

Also, consignment clothing and designer handbags are a great way to build a stylish wardrobe without breaking the bank. These items are often gently used or even brand new, and can be found at a fraction of their original retail price. However, finding the perfect consignment piece can sometimes be challenging, that's why we take so much pride in curating pieces so you can enjoy in-store and online.

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Here are some tips to help you navigate the world of consignment clothing and designer handbags:

  1. Do Your Research: Before you start shopping, do some research on the consignment stores and online marketplaces in your area. Check our inventory online to get a sense of what we offer.

  2. Know What You're Looking For: Consignment stores often have a large variety of items, so it's important to know what you're looking for before you start browsing. Make a list of the specific pieces you want to find, such as a designer handbag or a vintage coat. And make sure to apply our online filters.

  3. Inspect Items Carefully: When you find an item you're interested in, inspect it carefully for any signs of wear or damage. Check for stains, holes, loose threads, or any other issues that might affect the item's quality or durability, we try super hard to make sure that all our items are in great condition but we may have items here and there that get some wear and tear!

  4. We Check Authenticity for your piece of mind: If you're shopping with us, rest assured that our designer handbags, are 100% authentic. We Look for the brand's signature markings, such as serial numbers and logos, and have in-house professionals doing the work for you.

  5. Try Everything On: we often have limited sizes and styles, so it's important to try everything on before if you are unsure. This will help you determine if the item fits well and looks good on you.

  6. Be Patient: Consignment shopping requires patience and persistence. You may not find exactly what you're looking for on your first trip, but don't get discouraged. Keep checking back with us regularly, as new items are always being added to the inventory.

We know that finding consignment clothing and designer handbags can be a great way to build a stylish wardrobe without breaking the bank. By doing your research, inspecting items carefully, and being patient, you can find high-quality, unique pieces that will make a statement in your wardrobe. Hope you continue to shop and support us! We know that what we are doing is making a difference!