By Grace Barrios
Popularity defines fashion because of its ever-changing nature. What the media deems to be fashionable is fashionable. In today’s latest trends, the online thrift store Depop, a predominant source of vintage clothing, is taking over the fashion industry.
About 10 million people go to Depop to sell, buy and seek fashion inspiration. Depop continues to gain popularity and is becoming an efficient way to search for all of your shopping needs, including clothing, jewelry, shoes, or even china sets! Celebrities like Bella Hadid, Devon Lee Carson, and many more have purchased pieces to add to their vintage collections.
So, how does one use this site? Well, first they must make an account where they can set up a payment method. Doing so makes it easy to conduct transactions. If one is looking to sell, they can create a post to put an item up for sale. The post consists of price, size, description, pictures, and hashtags, all created by the seller. People can then like or buy within seconds, and all it takes is a couple clicks.
If people are looking to buy, they can find the item they are searching for by using the search bar; if they want to browse, they can simply go to the feed tab, where hundreds of items that are catered to their own style based on previously liked or purchased items pop up.
If one wants to ask a question or negotiate a price, Depop has a direct messaging system that allows for easy communication. Buyers can even leave reviews after they have received their items.
I have personally sold through Depop and regularly shop on the site. I find it to be an effortless way to quickly purchase whatever I am looking for. I appreciate the great prices and usually fast shipping (depending on the seller). The online presence of all the users is surprisingly delightful because everyone is patient and friendly. There are endless vintage pieces on this website, making it so easy to locate whatever I desire.
Although Depop does have a 10% flat rate fee for sellers, the site is still a hassle-free way to shop and sell online. Depop has established a welcoming environment and an influential community, so why not check it out?