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From high prices to lower quality of materials, shopping for clothes from big retailers kind of sucks nowadays. Besides hurting your wallet, fast fashion also isn’t great for the planet. Plus, sometimes you don’t want to accidentally match with people everywhere you go. If you want to be eco-friendly, upgrade your wardrobe, and even shop locally, I have some options for you. Here are some ways to not only be stylish but also be sustainable, all within the Tampa area.

Second-hand Online Retailers

Apps like Depop or Poshmark are a great way to shop second-hand without going into a store. Both apps have filtering to find certain styles and colors of items, and often, you can use the search bar to look for certain terms relating to your style, like “coquette” or “downtown girl.” There’s always a ton of unique items on both apps to show off your original style. Plus, you can also make offers on items you’ve been eyeing for even cheaper than it was listed. One of my favorite Tampa depop sellers is KY Vintage, which sells a bunch of cool vintage items like sports team windbreakers.

Thrift Stores/Second-hand Stores

Most people know about the typical thrift stores like Salvation Army or Goodwill, but you can also find second-hand stores around your area. There are the chain options like Plato’s Closet or Uptown Cheapskate, but you can also find independently owned second-hand stores too! My personal favorites in Tampa are Avalon Exchange and La France.

Flea Markets

While they’re generally unknown, there’s one flea market I absolutely adore: Indie Flea. They have a ton of vendors for not only vintage clothing but vintage accessories as well. Plus, their vendors are all small businesses! They started in St. Pete but have recently expanded to Ybor City, giving people another option in case they can’t make it to their first date and location.

Kaila DeJesus is a writer for Her Campus at the University of Tampa Chapter. Covering mainly entertainment in her articles, Kaila writes on an array of topics from film and television recommendations to internet culture. Her writing centers around multiple forms of media, the modern lives of college students, and pop culture. Beyond being a writer for Her Campus, Kaila is also a sophomore at the University of Tampa. Currently majoring in Film and Media Arts, she hopes to pursue a career in film journalism. She hopes to become a journalistic film critic post-graduation. While enrolled full-time at the university, Kaila is also a part-time sales associate for Vans under the parent VF Corporation. In her free time, Kaila enjoys watching movies, keeping up with pop culture, and vinyl record shopping. Enjoying the "older" hobbies such as record collecting, Kaila loves going to her local movie theater to watch a movie over streaming. She spends most of her free time hanging out with her friends, writing reviews for films on Letterboxd, and rewatching her favorite sitcoms multiple times. Kaila also enjoys attending the concerts of some of her favorite artists such as Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, and SZA.