What’s really hot in yoga? Think used, recycled, upcycled, pre-owned, new-to-you – it’s not just for cars anymore!
People are paying premium prices on online services like Poshmark and ThredUp for labels like Athleta, GAPFit, Lululemon, and others. Sometimes, eye-popping prices (esp. for “New With Tags”)! Like, really, and are they??
When you can get yoga pants at Marshall’s for a fraction of that cost, what is actually going on here?
On the one hand, we can compare this trend to the designer handbag craze, a la Michael Kors or Coach, that is still going on to some extent. And guess what? There’s a huge second-hand market for designer bags too.
On the other hand, “used” clothes were considered taboo for many. It seemed better to buy a cheap pair of new yoga pants, than go for the well-made, label pants if they had to be used. What has changed?
Here’s the scoop:
- Well-made label yoga pants often fit better, last better, and feel better than a cheap pair. Same goes for shirts, hoodies, etc. There’s a reason designer labels are sought-after.
- Society is taking climate change to heart. Used clothing cuts textile waste. And textile waste is a BIG DEAL.
- There is no longer a stigma about buying used clothes, if we can judge by the success of Poshmark, consignment stores, and vintage stores that are popping up, like, everywhere.
- How do you want to spend your money? If it’s less on clothes, then it’s more to spend for other needs or wants. And, used clothes are “new to you.” Awesome! Gone are the days of “hand-me-downs” and feeling deprived – now we can feel smart and environmentally conscious too!
At Breathing Space, we are offering used (and new) yoga and active clothing in our store for amazing prices ($5-$30). We are curating the best and most popular yoga/active brands, ensuring quality, and pre-selecting items to support your yoga and active life. We are looking to feature a full range of sizes. AND your purchases go 100% to support yoga in addiction recovery centers and prisons.
Come check out this trend and see if it’s for you! Buy online or in the store, and then pick up at the Studio! Here’s the store!