The RealReal’s ReCollection 01 Is Full of Upcycled Luxury Clothing

Gregory P. Daily
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Balenciaga coat, upcycled by Atelier & Repairs, from the RealReal ReCollection 01, $1,950; Richer Poorer top, $34; Tibi pants, $495; Bernard James necklace, $1,650; Feiyue sneakers, $25

Kathryn Wirsing

The RealReal, the quickly growing digital consignment store and fashion editors’ best-kept shopping secret, is now expanding its second-life fashion enterprise with its own original line. The debut collection consists entirely of upcycled pieces created in partnership with eight luxury brands: Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Stella McCartney, Jacquemus, Simone Rocha, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Ulla Johnson, and A-Cold-Wall.

Each of the more than 50 items in the ReCollection 01 line, which launched today, is made from unsellable pieces donated by the designer and reinterpreted by Atelier & Repairs, an L.A.-based workshop focused on perpetuating circular fashion. Unfinished American quilts act as the unifying design element, with Atelier & Repairs peppering bits of them onto each piece to cover or

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How to Thrift for Vintage Clothing Online

Gregory P. Daily

Welcome to the age of re-commerce. It’s one of my favorite new terms.

Thrifting — indeed, the whole secondhand market — is probably going to be one of the biggest fashion phenomena of the 2020s, whether it takes the form of vintage shopping, upcycling or swap meets. According to a report from GlobalData Retail and thredUP, the secondhand clothing site, the market will grow from $28 billion last year to $64 billion by 2024.

The drivers are multiple: the growing cost of both designer fashion and independent fashion, in which companies can’t achieve any economies of scale; the environmental and human cost of

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New Website, Just4Gays.com, Dedicated to Clothing, Particularly Underwear and Swimwear, Designed for Just Gay Men

Gregory P. Daily

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Gay culture and style in the United States has grown and become a vital and vibrant part of American life. Just4Gays, a new website dedicated to gay men’s fashions, particularly underwear, is opening soon. Already hundreds of prospective customers have expressed interest in seeing what this innovative concept has in store. Just4Gays.com will provide excellent value and amazing customer service to the gay community. Customers are encouraged to visit www.just4gays.com.

Customers who sign up for updates now, while the website it in development stage, will receive a discount on their first purchase. Go www.just4gays.com and enter your email address. A discount code will be emailed as soon within two business days.

The goal of Just4Gays.com is to give gay men a place to shop for intimate clothing that expresses who they are, what they like, and styles that make them feel

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Fashion Trends Are Often Recycled. Now More Clothing Can Be, Too.

Gregory P. Daily

This article is part of our new series, Currents, which examines how rapid advances in technology are transforming our lives.

Sustainability in the fashion industry was once the focus of only a handful of designers like Stella McCartney and outdoor gear companies such as Patagonia.

But traditional and new brands are trying to improve a supply chain increasingly criticized for contributing to landfills and causing other forms of pollution throughout the manufacturing process.

From collaborating on the creation of biofibers to the manufacturing of environmentally friendly tag fasteners, some in the apparel sector are working with technology start-ups to clean up the world’s closets.

The biggest problem rests with the volume of unwanted clothing that winds up in landfills. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which works to foster sustainability, clothing production globally roughly doubled from 2000 to 2015. During the same period, the number of times a

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