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Be the envy of your friends and a friend to the planet

With the fashion industry under heat for unsustainable practices, it can be difficult to know where to go to buy ethically and environmentally friendly items to add to the wardrobe.

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Buying at auction - the sustainable option

Whether you’re looking for fashion, furniture or watches, buying pre-loved items at auction is always a sustainable choice compared with buying newly manufactured goods.

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Second-hand buying set to rise

A new survey suggests second-hand shopping and buying pre-loved gifts could be on the increase

Chanel Bag

Snap up a special Christmas gift at auction with luxury designer accessories

Buying a Christmas gift for that special someone is easy at auction. There are plenty of pre-loved vintage fashion accessories available online.

Chanel shoes

Buyer's Guide to the Top Vintage Fashion Designers

Buying vintage fashions is sustainable and gives you a chance to buy a designer brand at a fraction of the price of when it was brand new.

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The rainbow selection: fashion and handbags go under the hammer at Chiswick

Organised by pigment rather than object type, the sale comprises more than 300 lots of handbags, jewellery, shoes, watches, scarves, ties and a few items of clothing.

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Louis Vuitton bag

The buyer's guide to second-hand and vintage handbags

What's more enjoyable than buying a new designer handbag? Discovering an even better one that's cheaper.

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Sustainably, stylishly second-hand: lots to celebrate World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) bills itself as the largest international annual recognition for the environment.

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Five foxy favourites: highlights from the Vernon Fox handbag sale

Most of us could stand to be a little greener when it comes to our fashion choices, but how to balance an eco-conscience with a killer look?

Christian Dior bag

Forget stocking fillers – it’s handbags that are in demand for Christmas

Designer handbags are coveted presents and pre-owned or second-hand versions are the best way to buy the top brands at attractive prices.