new-to-you. the second hand swindle

From op-shops to designer consignment, eBay, vintage stores, garage sales, swap parties or suitcase rummages, everything we need is available second hand.

Here at BNNM headquarters, we haven’t bought a ‘new’ bit of clothing or home kit for nearly a decade (except for maybe an apartment which we paid for with the money saved from years of not buying stuff we didn’t need.)

Done right, second hand is the smart default of stylish fashionistas.

Email four mates now.

Set a date, buy a bottle of bubbles (it’s Buy Nothing New Month, not FebFast after all…) and get together.

Everyone brings 3 things from their home or wardrobe they no longer want/need.


See. Easy.
Not new, but new to you.

How to Buy Nothing New:

The Buy Nothing New Month Crew

New to You

I love it when someone else pays full price first’ – Justine Twice

Love luxury labels?

Check out the world of second hand designer kit, where you  can look sassy and still put #secondhandFIRST!

With everything from Missoni to Mavi, Sisley to Sass & Bide, Zimmerman to Zara available second hand why not borrow, swap, rent or buy second-hand, save money and extend the life of those poor Prada pants?

Switch your default to ‘second hand first’ and see the ‘old’ world through ‘new’ eyes!

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” English Proverb