Dress agencies: how to be sustainable and glamorous

Charity and second-hand shops are a great way to buy recycled clothes at reasonable prices but sometimes you cannot always find that extra special outfit for an important occasion. This is where dress agencies can play their part.

Dress agencies, namely shops selling high-end nearly new clothes at affordable prices, are becoming an increasingly popular phenomena, especially in this time of recession and several have popped up around Cardiff in recent years.

Covers Dress Agency on Maryport Road

One of these agencies is Covers on Maryport Road in Penylan. Not only do Covers offer a great selection of pre-owned designer clothes, handbags, hats and shoes, but you can give your previously  worn clothes (as long as they are in good condition) to the agency to sell and receive 50% of the sale price.

As the clothes stocked in dress agencies are primarily pre-owned, they offer a great form of sustainable fashion.

So, next time you are invited to that special occasion – such as your friend’s wedding or your graduation ball – why not pop along to your nearest dress agency and check out what they have to offer.

A selection of accessories on sale at Covers

Other dress agencies in Cardiff include:

The Beulah Dress Agency, Beulah Road, Rhiwbina

The Closet, Wellfield Road, Roath