Equally, selling a pair of jeans can be tricky, particularly when the initial outlay for a premium pair come at a premium price, and you'd like to get some of that money back.
My next blog post will be dedicated to fixing holes in a beloved pair of worn jeans, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a new online store with you which trades solely in second hand designer jeans, the company is called Behind The Seam. The websites' philosophy is to save textiles out of landfills, but also to offer premium pre-loved denim at affordable prices.
"Behind The Seam is a fashionable company that loves premium denim and is environmentally conscious." Natalie, Behind The Seam
Additionally, as an extra quirk and uniqueness of the site, each pair of jeans advertised on Behind The Seam comes with its own story tag in the back pocket.
"The story is a creative narrative based on true facts (told to me by the original owner) about something interesting or exciting that happened to them while wearing the jeans. Our jeans have traveled all over the country and come with really cool stories, so if you believe in karma, our jeans are for you!" Natalie, Behind The Seam
Story behind the jean: The smell of popcorn and Mack's Pizza are two of the best scents in the world. As I walked on the boardwalk, all I could hear were the sounds of the waves crashing and the children laughing on the amusement rides. I grabbed my son's hand as I heard, "Watch the Tram Cart Please." We turned into Morey's Pier and my kid's eyes lit up like a Christmas tree. Let the fun begin--I love being "Down the Shore" in July........from Philadelphia, PA
Story behind the jean: I got a surprise call from my friend who worked for the White House letting me know that my family and I could finally get our long awaited PRIVATE tour. I threw on my C.O.H. jeans and we drove over to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. When we arrived, the President's secretary met us at the side gate. We were later shown a very private side to the White House including the Oval Office and the Rose Garden. It had to be one of the most historic days of my life! ...... from Lehigh Valley, PA
There are several different styles and sizes of jeans on Behind The Seam's website, with brands such as: 7 For All Mankind, Antik, Paige Jeans, Joe's Jeans, Hollister, Citizens of Humanity, and more. Because the website is still fairly new, and inventory is always changing, it is worth revisiting to check out new listings of pre-loved jeans available for sale. Free shipping applies to all Standard Domestic orders within the United States, international shipping is also available.
Lastly, if you have a pair of designer jeans that you can no longer wear, and have a great story to share, you can contact Behind The Seam to offer your jeans for sale.
Natalie from Behind The Seam is offering a $25 voucher giveaway to one Recycled Fashion reader (regardless of geographical location) which can be used against any purchase of pre-loved jeans advertised on Behind The Seam. To win the voucher, leave a comment below. Also pop over to Behind The Seam on facebook and offer your support in the way of a 'like'.
The voucher giveaway contest will end on Monday 5 August 2013. *UPDATE* Contest finished, and the winner has been contacted. Thanks to all that entered.