Hitting the slopes this winter (now there’s finally some snow)? If you’re a first-time skier or just looking for a way to freshen up your on and off-piste look without buying pricey gear you’ll hardly wear, consider second hand.
If you’re looking for hi-tech high-performance gear, you can also rent either before you travel or at your location.
Some alpine towns (Morzine in France, for example) have great second-hand snow gear shops in-resort too.
For vintage chic, eBay, Vinted and Depop are all places to look.
But, if you’re keen to try before you buy (or travel), Beyond Retro has opened a vintage ski shop at its newly alpine-inspired premises in Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross (for those not able to get to London, you can also shop vintage ski online on Beyond Retro’s web shop).
There are hundreds of super-chic pre-loved pieces on offer, from 1940s retro jackets to 1990s ski suits, with prices starting at £7.
Plus, if you find skiing’s not for you, bring your ski-wear back after your holiday and use the shop’s exchange service to help close the loop on fashion waste or let Beyond Retro recycle it for you in collaboration with Love not Landfill in the UK.
Better for your principles, purse and planet.