The cool new SA-based site for buying and selling pre-loved items

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Hey fashion babes, there’s a new online marketplace where you can buy and sell pre-loved items! Gone are the days of not knowing what to do with the items you’ve loved, worn and now need a new home for. The website is called Yaga and it’s pretty much a cool marketplace.

Think: Facebook market place but with option of having your very own personalised ‘store’, hosted on their website. Yaga act as a ‘third party’ and manage most, if not all, of the admin. Now we’re talking.

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Here’s the scoop on Yaga, the new SA-based site for buying and selling pre-loved items

  • You can create your own ‘store’ on the website and it will show in the category of owners
  • The stores work on a ‘like’ system – meaning the more likes you have, the more popular your store is and therefore it will rank higher on the website and in searches
  • Much like Instagram, Yaga will notify their users when popular or followed brands upload new items to their stores
  • Yaga also have an app, also called ‘Yaga’
  • They have their own blog site where they offer helpful tips and tricks for both sellers and buyers
  • Yaga also have their own YouTube channel where you can find tutorials to improve your experience on the marketplace
  • Head here for more info

Watch this step-by-step video on how to open your own store

It’s pretty much South Africa’s version of Depop, a peer-to-peer social shopping app based in London.

Read: 8 Local consignment stores to help you sell your old fashion faves

Influencer’s such as Aisha Baker, Nasiphi Ngcwab and Tshwanelo  have already promoted their items through the store, selling their pre-loved goods at a lower price.

With sustainable fashion on the rise, we’re all about consuming in a more conscious manner. Buying second-hand clothing is a fab way to live our best eco-friendly lives, while looking stylish AF, as you’ll be giving a garment a longer life span.

Read: 14 Second-hand Stores That Every Fashionista Should Know About

BRB, heading to Yaga!

Feature image: @yaga_za

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