One of the most common things we hear about Meghan from a negative perspective is how expensive her wardrobe is and how it’s out of reach for the “average woman” to shop designers, styles and brands like Meghan does on a limited budget. One of the other comments we hear often is how hypocritical it must be for Meghan to wear all these new clothes and still care about causes like sustainability given she only wears pieces (so far) once.
Luckily for us, there is something we know about Meghan’s past that lets us know that she both thinks about the economic viability of her wardrobe as well as the sustainability aspect of her fashion choices… Consignment shopping. Meghan has been photographed sharing one of her favourite vintage consignment stores in Toronto and is rumoured to have cleaned out some of her closets through consignment stores like the RealReal. Fashionista reported last year that the “Meghan Markle Effect” was not just hitting designers that Meghan was wearing now, but of her past wears as well.
One of our Editor top picks for consignment shopping – with a luxury flair – is through The RealReal. Today marks their National Consignment Day, a day meant to bring awareness to not only the huge benefits of cleaning out your closet while reaping financial rewards from its contents, but also lets you pick up pieces from other people’s closets at a fraction of the cost to build out your own look while helping not only another fashionista downsize her wardrobe, but the planet as well – with 2.5 billion pounds of textiles saved from landfills through resale, consignment is not only financially smart, it’s also sustainable… Something we know Meghan stands behind!
The RealReal has calculated that they, with the help of their consignors, have made luxury fashion more sustainable in a demonstrable way – by saving 246 million litres of water – offsetting 1 billion glasses’ worth of water. Both our Meghan’s Mirror Editors have consigned, shopped and fallen in love with The RealReal, and love not only that you can feel good about the sustainability factor, but also stay stylish while saving money. Amanda, for example, trades in clothes regularly and has a credit balance with them so she’s always ready to pull the trigger on a new fashion obsession. Like this purse…
We thought we’d share some of our top “Meghan Markle” inspired picks to celebrate National Consignment Day.