Cirqular - May 25 2020
Can I Afford it?
And Other Smart Questions
to Ask Yourself Before You Shop
Shopping is Great but, Consumption is Bad
Like mentioned before; we love shopping. And we know you do too. Something we also know is that new consumption is really bad for the planet. We should avoid it whenever we can. That is why we are so happy that the pre-owned market is growing. When shopping clothes with us you contribute to the circularity of our wardrobes which makes for a much more sustainable reality!
However, we do also understand that there are moments when we find ourselves to have completely repressed mother earth’s plead, like when you spot a timeless black leather jacket from Miu Miu that would go perfect with your new spring boots. All of a sudden new consumption does not feel like such a bad idea; Must! Shop! Now!
But, Hold it! Before you swipe your card or enter that CVC code, ask yourself these simple questions (We recommend that you have to answer yes on all):
1. Can I afford it?💸
If you are broke and can’t afford the thing, do yourself a favor and exit this webshop NOW!
Only kidding, of course we want you can stay as long as you want to. But, in all seriousness, if you struggle to pay your bills, afford your groceries list or don’t have any savings, shopping for fashion probably isn’t something you should be doing right now. But a little window shopping never hurt nobody.
2. Do I need it?🍴
We are really good at convincing ourselves that we need stuff when we actually just want them. Picture your wardrobe at home, if this item was not available to buy, is there anything in your wardrobe that you could replace it with? If not, then you might actually need it, skip to question 3 plz!
Sometimes we confuse needing stuff with stuff that could impress our friends and foes. You should make all purchasing decisions based on your needs and not on how others perceive you. We’re gonna tell you the truth; no one cares about what you have and don’t have in your wardrobe.
3. Do you have two items that serves the same purpose that you would be willing to sell on CIRQULAR to buy this one?🎁
Sometimes we simply want things, and that is OK we are only humans after all. Recall the things you thought of that you would wear if this one was not available and determine if you would be willing to sell at least two of those items. If so, go ahead and resell.
4. Can you find it second-hand?♻️
This is our favorite question. We get new items every day in our webshop from sellers. Chances are that it might be something that you are hunting for! Or at least something similar. This is not only an opportunity to save some money but also to escape that unpleasant feeling of new consumption. Ohh, wait a minute, isn’t that......
a black Miu Miu leather jacket?
For More Mindful and Intentional Shopping
We understand that there are situations when you simply just want something, and we should be able to reward ourselves (You’re working hard! You deserve Miu Miu!), but we hope that these questions can guide you to make those purchases a little bit more mindful and intentional.
Now go shop some second-hand.