Quarantine-Friendly Alternatives to Thrifting

If you’re a big fan of thrift shopping, you may be struggling a bit during lockdown to find a way to buy clothes that are both affordable and ethical. But don’t worry, there are still plenty of thrifting-like activities you can do without leaving the house. Here are just a few options to consider.


A peer-to-peer social shopping app, Depop lets you find used, secondhand, vintage, and homemade clothing from the comfort of… anywhere. It’s especially popular among some pretty hip and trendy millennials and Gen Zers, so it’s definitely possible to find really cute clothes and accessories.


A U.S.-based social commerce marketplace, Poshmark lets Americans buy and sell used clothes, shoes, and accessories. The shipping is a bit pricey, but it has a great search and an offer feature that makes it easy to bargain without any of the awkwardness.


An online thrift and consignment store, shopping on ThredUp is just like shopping on any other e-commerce website, but the items are secondhand. The best part is the search function, which lets you narrow down everything from brand to size to color, making it way easier to find what you’re looking for than in a traditional thrift store.