Second-Hand Gold Jewellery: A Smart Investment Guide for Buyers

by Christian Carere
buying used gold online

In recent years, second-hand gold jewellery has gained popularity among both collectors and fashion enthusiasts. Buying pre-owned gold pieces not only allows individuals to obtain unique, one-of-a-kind items but also contributes to a more sustainable approach to consumerism. As the demand for such jewellery continues to grow, understanding the advantages and the process of buying second-hand gold is becoming increasingly important for those looking to invest or accessorize.

Reselling Clothes Online? Learn How to Sell Old Clothes From Home

by Christian Carere

You probably have a stack of clothes you have fallen out of love with living in your closet. They may have been impulse buys (no judgment!), wrong sizes, or simply not your size or style anymore. Instead of letting them gather dust and take up space, why not turn them into cash by reselling clothes online? 

Styling Tips for Thrift Shop Outfits | Infographic

by Janelle Bernard

A few months ago we published a roundup article called "22 Styling Tips for Thrifted Outfits" to get people excited about thrifting. We had our beloved founder of GiveRise, Janelle von Kleist-Bernard and 21 other experts in the industry weigh in on what they believed to be one of their best styling tips for finding thrift shop outfits. 

Top 10 Places to Sell Designer Clothes in Toronto (or Online)

by Janelle Bernard

Are you guilty of holding on to unloved designer wares you're unlikely to use again? Streamlining your wardrobe and decluttering your closet is good for the soul and environment as well. As consumers, we are making real efforts to be more conscious and purposeful with our purchases. Great ways of doing this are to sell designer clothes in Toronto, sell online, buy from a sustainably-minded brand or even rent clothing.

In the spirit of circular fashion and conscious consumption, we rounded up the top 10 places to give your gently used designer clothes a new home in Toronto. These websites have a unique approach to selling used clothes online, ensuring that the items are carefully curated and will give you top dollar for your fashion gems. 

What is thrifting? The Thrift Stores Meaning Explained

by Janelle Bernard

The hunt for the perfect wardrobe piece, furniture item, or vintage collectible can be an exciting adventure, and thrifting offers the perfect opportunity to find what you're looking for. But what is thrifting exactly? 

Thrifting is a unique form of shopping for gently used items at discounted prices, usually from thrift stores, garage sales, or online marketplaces. These items are usually in great condition and have plenty of useful life left.

What Is Sustainable Fashion & Why Is It So Important?

by Janelle Bernard

There's been a growing interest in environmental sustainability from every sector as the world becomes increasingly concerned about climate change. The fashion industry is no exception, with sustainable fashion slowly building traction. If you can rock trendy fashion in style and still reduce your environmental footprint, will you be willing to make a change?

22 Styling Tips for Shopping Thrifted Outfits

by Janelle Bernard

Thrifted outfits are an expression of self. Not only do they speak volumes about style, but shopping for thrifted outfits is also a way to support sustainable fashion and do your part in saving the world from unnecessary toxic waste. Every act of compassion towards sustainable living counts. 

If everyone did their part the world would be a much different place. 

This article began with the thought that if MORE people got excited about thrifting-then MORE people would do it. 

In an effort to "get the people going", we reached out to a group of stylists, designers and professional thrifters for secrets, advice and styling tips on how to shop thrifted outfits. Many of our contributors are in different industries but they share one common dominator: they all have style! 

Frugal Female Fashion Tips

by Janelle Bernard

Let's get things straight off the bat... The term frugal simply means spending money wisely. Frugal individuals strive to avoid overspending and instead look for ways to save money while still achieving their desired goals. Frugality should never be interpreted negatively as it is a quality to be admired. That, being said, our frugal female fashion tips are guaranteed to find the prices you love without giving up on your style. 

How to Remove Scuffs from Shoes

by Janelle Bernard
scuffed converse ready for stain removal

Have you ever gone out for a night on the town and noticed, much to your dismay, that your favourite shoes have been scuffed? It's an all too common occurrence, especially with leather shoes or boots. Whether it's an unfortunate fall on your way to work, someone steps on your toes, or any other of a million reasons, scuffs on shoes can be a real drag - and leave your shoes looking dull and unappealing. You may find a lot of scuffed shoes while thrifting, which is why we want to show you a few different ways how to remove scuffs from shoes and boots.

Online Thrifting Tips for the Serious Thrifter

by Christian Carere
thrifting tips for online thrift stores

Thrift stores have been part of our lives for generations. You probably have a memory of visiting a thrift store when you were young. Or even better, you have some embarrassing photos of outfits that your parents bought from a thrift store. If you have carried on the thrifting spirit to date, you must appreciate the introduction of online thrift stores because they make shopping fun, easy and convenient. With so many options at your fingertips, why not go through some online thrifting tips?