From today, you can now buy vintage clothes at Nordstrom. The department store is hooking up with online vintage store, Goodfair, for a monthly curated drop of affordable vintage pieces (made pre-2000), ranging in price from $40 – $80. To give you an idea of what to expect, the company’s first release with Nordstrom includes a 1990s D.A.R.E t-shirt, Grateful Dead tie-dye tee, vintage Tommy Hilfiger sweatshirt, and a 1987 Harley Davidson denim jacket. You can see the full release
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Topper Luciani, Founder and CEO of Goodfair explains to Highsnobiety, “With billions of garments produced each year ending up in landfills, we’re working to reallocate pre-loved garments and encourage consumers to rethink the concept of ‘buying new,’ which has been exacerbated by the introduction of fast-fashion.” Collaborating with Nordstrom is a way to expand Goodfair’s consumer base, and “continue our mission of educating shoppers about the environmental impact of pre-loved clothing, as opposed to new items.”
Goodfair’s “pre-loved” clothing is sourced from textile recycling facilities in its hometown of Houston. “Unfortunately much of the clothing donated or recycled today goes to waste, and we’re working to reallocate the billions of garments that end up in landfills every year,” Luciani says.
For Nordstrom, Goodfair will release pieces ranging in size from xs – xxl, all based on the company’s “True Sizing Standards” system. Vintage sizing often differs from modern sizing, whether because the piece stretched, shrunk, or simply because it varies from brand to brand. To combat this inconsistency, Goodfair ignores the number on the label, and instead re-measures and assigns a new size based on its uniform sizing system.
While this is the first strictly “vintage” offering from Nordstrom, it isn’t the first time the company has embraced the second-hand market. Last year, the department store launched “