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The Definitive Guide To Buying & Selling Secondhand Denim Goods

We all want high-quality raw denim goods, but we don’t always want to buy them brand new, or we simply can’t afford to. High costs aside, sometimes we just can’t be bothered with breaking in new raw denim, we might really want something that’s already broken in, pre-washed, and faded. There’s nothing wrong with wanting quality-made raw denim faded and distressed ahead of time, even if you didn’t set the creases and honeycombs yourself, worn-in denim goods are eternally cool looking. You might even be looking for your discontinued denim grails (ROY jeans, anyone?), but you’re not exactly sure how and where to find them.

In this definitive guide to buying and selling raw denim secondhand raw denim, we’ll be guiding you through the process of how to find and let go of new, like-new, deadstock, used, and rare secondhand denim goods. You can trust us – we have years of experience in buying, selling, and trading high-quality denim products on various platforms detailed within.

Why Buy Secondhand?

Buying secondhand is smart in a lot of ways. It saves you money, for one thing. If the denim is already broken in, chances are good that you’re not paying full price (this isn’t always the case, some secondhand clothing vendors up-charge for rare, highly broken-in, distressed, and faded raw denim items). Secondly, you’re eliminating a lot of invisible fees, like import fees, taxes, etc. by avoiding purchasing an item new.


A new with tags orSlow ‘1950s’ Type II Raw Selvedge Denim Jacket, available for $275 on Grailed, $125 below its retail price.

It’s possible to find barely worn high-quality goods for below the suggested retail price (or sometimes far below retail price, even next to nothing), and we’re going to show you how it can be done. You can even find something unique that you’d never considered purchasing before in the process of browsing the second-hand markets we’ll be discussing.


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