Mom of 3
Founder of Shop Copito
When did you start buying 2nd hand clothes and why?
My love affair with second hand clothes started when I was a teenager. I spent my summers at a YMCA camp near Cincinnati, Ohio and a friend there took me to my first thrift store when I was thirteen. I can still remember the odd smell of the clothes, digging through the racks… I wanted to dress like the kids at camp, they wore vintage tees and sports shorts. When I went home to Miami, I asked my parents to take me to goodwill… they were dumbfounded. My European parents didn’t understand why I would want to rummage through a bunch of old clothes when they could afford to buy me new ones.
How to have a sustainable wardrobe? What are you favourite 2nd hand shops? And, your favourite sustainable brands?
There are times where shopping new is the best option, what do you have in mind before buying something new?
What is the best 2nd hand item that you have ever bought?
I couldn’t pick just one as most of my wardrobe has been second hand for most of my life but from my recent purchases I would say my vintage Carhartt dungarees. I love how versatile they are, I can wear them with a pair of heeled boots and a beret when I’m going to the city or later them with all of my wooly clothes when I’m working in my very cold studio.
Photography by Marilo Mártin