Vintage Clothing

Re-love the Pre-Loved™

How Your Choice Makes a difference

In this new era of sustainability, younger shoppers, in an effort to not only express their unique selves but live by their beliefs, have turned to resale shopping as a means of accomplishing both. Alarmed by the rapid increase in climate change and informed on the role the fashion industry plays in contributing to it, millennials and zoomers (members of Gen Z) have opted to shop more responsibly. 

Now, more than ever, it is a badge of honor to wear vintage and second-hand clothing. Conformity is out. Creating one’s own unique style, from fashion to furniture, is in. Being a responsible consumer plays an important role in shopping behavior. “The stigma of resale is gone,” said Steven Henke, the director of community development for Revivals. “By shopping resale, you’re showing the world your unique self, that you’re an empowered shopper committed to saving the planet, and that you care about where your money goes; 100% of the sales at Revivals goes directly to health care for those who otherwise can’t afford it.”


It takes close to 1,000 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans.


Out of the total fiber input used for new clothing, 87% is incinerated or disposed of in a landfill.


The apparel and footwear industries account for a combined estimate of 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and fashion is the third highest-polluting industry in the world.


Only 15 percent of consumers recycle their used clothing.  A 2016 McKinsey report revealed that three-fifths of all clothing items will end up in an incinerator or landfill within a year after being produced.

Custom Accessories 

Revivals volunteer Carol G takes broken pre-loved accessories and creates sustainable one of a kind designs available exclusively at Revials.

Steven Henke:

"dress without looking like you're going to a decade-themed party."

“At Revivals, you’ll find pre-loved mixed-century mod that allows you to dress without looking like you’re going to a decade-themed party.” Accessories are key, and he notes that “for men and women, the right belt and the right bangle make any look soar.”

Neil Cohen, Fashion Stylist

"There is a sense of hope and optimism when you look at young people today."

“Freedom to be yourself has continued to evolve in the last 5 years,” he added. Young people are, in general, more politically and socially aware. There is a sense of hope and optimism when you look at young people today. They’re making it a better, more equal world.”

The right shoes can make or break any outfit. 

Each Revivals store has a pre-loved shoe section filled with unique styles.