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Thrift your way to a designer wardrobe!

At Australian Red Cross, we are usually not about labels… But we do love an amazing find!

We have received some fabulous donations of designer items, and we want to share the joy – so you can start building your dream wardrobe.

Hurry and shop now! These are exclusive pieces that won’t last long!

Our new pre-loved site features a selection of high-end clothing items, shoes and bags that will get you all the compliments as you level up your fashion game!

And whether you are new to the world of pre-loved or an op-shop devotee, Fashion Stylist and Red Cross Ambassador Alex van Os offers her advice on how to make the most of our great range of pre-loved handbags.

  1. Be bold. Consider stepping outside of your comfort zone with a bold colour, material or print. Unique pieces can inject fun into your outfit and elevate your look.
  2. Functionality. Ensure handbags have the right pockets and compartments for you. Do you need something to fit just your phone, or do you need to carry your laptop, wallet, reusable water bottle, notebook with you? Make your bag work for you!
  3. Sustainability. By purchasing pre-loved leather, you are getting a quality piece designed to last – and also helping to reduce textiles in landfill!
  4. Hardware. Consider buying a bag with hardware that matches your jewellery, shoes or other accessories for a cohesive look.
  5. Practicality. Do you prefer carrying a bag in your hands, wearing across your body or on your back for complete freedom and flexibility? Some bags are super versatile and offer you various options to suit your changing lifestyle.               

Buying from Red Cross Shops is a responsible, ethical and sustainable alternative to ‘fast fashion’, with numerous environmental benefits. It encourages the community to ‘reduce, re-use and recycle’, so you can help reduce landfill and contribute to a prosperous and sharing-oriented global economy.

Plus, you get to feel good with the knowledge that every dollar you spend goes back to our programs and services supporting Australian communities! This can be providing support for a family affected by the recent floods in NSW; a phone call for an elderly person living alone; a hot meal for a young homeless person; or clean drinking water for a community living in poverty.