The Green Fashionista


By: Mary

Recycle, reuse, repurpose.  This is the “green” mantra and what better place to recycle, reuse and repurpose then in fashion. Recycle, reuse and repurpose in fashion is best represented in the used clothing market such as consignment shops and thrift stores.   

These shops offer you the opportunity to purchase designer and name brand clothing at a fraction of the price. What is no longer appealing or flattering on one person can update another’s wardrobe.   If you are handy with a needle and thread, buttons from an expensive, out-of-style or vintage clothing item can be transferred onto a new in style, but inexpensive garment to add a unique, expensive look without the cost.

On a recent visit to Summit’s Junior League Thrift Store and Green Street Consignment Shop, I found items from Tory Burch, Eileen Fisher, St. John, Joie, 7 For All Mankind, Ralph Lauren, Lululemon and many, many other top brands.

Check it out for yourself and help save the planet!

  • Greene Street: Located at 408 Springfield Avenue.  Greene Street is a mid to high-end clothing and accessories consignment shop. For more information, visit: Their phone number is: (908) 608-3250
  • Junior League of Summit Thrift Store: Located at 37 DeForest Avenue.  This local thrift shop sells clothing and accessories. Their phone number is: (908) 273-7344