With fast fashion brands accounting for copious amounts of pollution in the world, maybe it’s time to look towards sustainable alternatives. If you are looking for a more sustainable option to get your favorite clothes, indulging in thrift is something you would definitely look forward to. Relying on the remains of the fast-fashion rampage, thrifting is a trend slowly on the rise, finding its crevices to work from. Formidable on Instagram, thrifting has become the fan-favorite alternative to shopping at malls or on the street.
We could spend ages debating the pros and cons of thrifting clothes, but this article isn’t for that. We are here to find the best thrift accounts you could get your favorite clothes from. Here are my top ten picks for the best thrift accounts on Instagram now. Before we begin, please remember that this is a biased selection, as these recommendations are based on my experiences with these accounts. You will definitely find accounts just as good as or better than the ones listed here. But if you are looking for somewhere to start with, these are some you can definitely rely on.
Boasting a count of nearly 19,000 followers, Wardrobe Refinery has the most aesthetically pleasing collection of clothes I have ever seen. A sepia-toned carnival, the page has a successful Instagram page as well as its own website where you can see some of its beautiful collections. The recent drop was a menagerie of halter necks in the most mesmerizing styles. The fact that all of these outfits have been ethically sourced is definitely something that puts a smile on my face. A common trend that I have seen with most thrift accounts I purchase from, is their incredibly reasonable prices. You can find them on Instagram at @wardrobe_refinery.
If you are looking for something bolder, more raunchy, and yet within your price range, Cocosorority is definitely an account I would recommend to you. From the most beautiful corsets to the fieriest dresses I might have found on the internet, Cocosorority has got It all. With a count of almost 25,000 followers, the only problem I have ever faced with it is how fast the collections sell out! That is how in-demand their clothes are. My favorite aspect of the page is definitely how frequently they organize drops. And while I love the idea of themed drops, Cocosorority always manages to have an incredibly versatile set of finds even within their themes. You can find them on Instagram at @cocosorority. They also have a backup account @cocosorority2.0.
On Instagram as @thrift_india, Thrift India has the cutest collection of women’s wear I have ever seen. Their colors are soft and muted, nothing too garish. I especially love the collection they have been rolling out recently, with all the rompers and frocks. My favorite aspect of Thrift India is the wearability of their clothes. While some pages have a curated collection for clothes that you can wear only to a party, Thrift India has clothes that are quite interchangeable with where they can be worn.
The colors are sweet for a brunch party, just as they are suitable to wear to class. Their prices are reasonable for the quality of the clothes they drop. I love that they feature the brands they source from. While it doesn’t make for a big deal, it feels nice to see fast fashion going through the thrift machine. You can follow them on Instagram or join their Telegram group at @thrift_india.
If you think that wearing ripped jeans is no longer the trend, one look at @closetex will convince you otherwise. Closetex has been quite varied in what they drop, to be frank. The first time I followed their page, they exclusively sold collections of earrings, with the occasional outfit in between. Now they feature cute tops, ripped jeans of every color imaginable, and a few necklaces. They even have previously dropped cute frocks on their page. My favorite part of closetex’s collections has always been their inclusivity. Being a plus-size girl, thrifting was hard enough for me to get into as is. However, with pages like these, while I can’t make a full transition to thrifting, I know where to start. And now, so do you!
Stalk This Stock
A lot of Instagram pages curate shiny party clothes, lingerie, and many outfits that aren’t exactly wearable at home. Stalk This Stock has the solution for that. From comfy cotton shorts with the cutest patterns on them to silky lounge outfits for when you want to feel classy at home, they have it all. Some of their products aren’t thrifted, but they are ethically sourced, and are from a small business, so they’re still better all fast fashion houses. Their thrift collection has been very varied, and frankly, they were my introduction to the world of thrifting. So might I say, you’re in good hands? They have had collections of shorts, shirts, pajamas, fuzzy pajamas, even the occasional auction for luxury handbags. Their collection is truly versatile, and if you have the budget for it, quite affordable too! Check out their page at @stalk_this_stock.
If you are looking for some cheeky and fun thrift lingerie for yourself, the best place to get them from would be at @oakark.in. They boast a count of 30,000 followers with a gorgeous collection to boot. From their story sales to their bikini drops, I am absolutely smitten with their Instagram page. Oakark as a page has always been very versatile in what they thrift and sell, but their biggest collection has been of comfort lingerie. Bras, purses, bodysuits, crop tops, comfort t-shirts, they have them all.
My favorite aspect of their page is definitely how organized it all is. Periodic drops are always themed, and they have two separate pages, one for their luxury products @oakark_luxe, and the hashtag for stuff that’s available,#oakarkavailablee. Their methods make it easier for me to deal with the disappointment of finding my dream outfit already sold.
No matter which accounts are your favourite, thrift is always a better and more ethical option as compared to all fast fashion. It is understandable that cheap fast fashion has your favourite trends at extremely affordable prices. However, these brands exploit workers, monetarily and physically while also churning out mounds of pollutants every minute. Its time we take our privilege out to help the people making an honest step towards sustainability, and start thrifting.