Secondhand Clothing and the Fashion Industry

By Kim Rayfield
October 31, 2019

At Rags we are less focused on fashion and more concerned with style. Style is about the individual, fashion is notorious for being exclusive and unduly expensive. Rags is for all women to have somewhere friendly to shop, find incredible deals, and feel confident and beautiful in quality clothing. In other words, fashion is fun, but it is not our primary goal to be a “high-fashion destination.” But every once in awhile it can be pretty exciting to see the new heights that used clothing can reach in the fashion world. Celebrities are starting to rewear red carpet looks and publicly stating when they shop secondhand. The fashion industry seems to be catching on to what consumers want — which is affordability and becoming more environmentally sustainable. Which is why when we are afforded the opportunity to see what secondhand clothing can do in fun projects like fashion shoots — we are all in! Below you’ll find some photos of what consigned clothing can look like in a professional photo spread. So if you, or someone you know, is looking to style a shoot, don’t overlook Rags or your local consignment store. Unique pieces and high-value items are easily attainable when you style using secondhand clothes and accessories… just see for yourself!

*photos taken by Dani Faulkenberry and Jessica Cooke. Hair done by Taylor Houser and Makeup by Jordan Brittany. Styled by Kim Rayfield, Rags Cherry Creek manager.
*All clothing and accessories from Rags Consignments.