Here’s how to thrift on Gumtree, plus enter to win a dress worth more than R3000

Celeb-inspired looks without the hefty price tag ??

Thrift Gumtree

Everyone’s talking about the negative impacts of fast fashion and we love that it’s not just a discussion – so many people thrift, sell their pre-loved clothing and are being more eco-conscious about their fashion splurges. Gumtree has more than 20 000 second-hand fashion gems just waiting to be discovered! 

Gumtree put the spotlight on the slow-fashion movement in SA by teaming up with the South African designer label Amanda Laird Cherry to make high-fashion, quality garments from second-hand clothing available on Gumtree. They debuted the #GumtreeReStyle collection at SA Fashion Week 2019 and it was incredible! Keep reading to find out how you can win! 

Thrifting is an amazing contribution to sustainable fashion 

With all of Gumtree’s efforts and the shift in thinking we’ve noticed from big brands and our fashion girls, slow fashion is going to be the norm. Especially when the textile industry is expected to account for 25% of the global carbon budget by 2050. Equally shocking is that 108 million tons of non-renewable resources are used every year to produce clothing. But the beauty of thrifting means that you’ll be able to slay the latest fashion and be an eco-warrior. 

If every person bought one used item this year instead of buying something new, we would save 25 billion gallons of water and 449 million lbs of waste (which is equivalent to the weight of one million polar bears!). 

Now let’s talk shopping – if you browse Gumtree, you’ll find thousands of pre-loved fashion pieces, from swimwear to dresses. We found styles that made us think of our fave celebs and influencers, so obviously, we’re ready for thrift shopping – and you can be too. 

Take a cue from Boity and rock a two-piece this summer 


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No-one slays prints like Sarah Langa, especially here


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Follow Kim Jayde’s lead and own every bikini shot with a pop of colour


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Shop These Looks on Gumtree 


Dusty-pink two-piece

R300 Gumtree

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Snake-print dress


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Strappy bikini


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Enter to win

You could win the Amanda Laird Cherry Tugela Avant-Garde Shift Dress, valued at R3 495. This unique dress is made from various pairs of deconstructed denim jeans, reconstructed into a patchwork textile. 

For a chance to win, go to and sell, find or buy a fashion item. Then, share the link below. Competition Ts and Cs apply. 

Thrift, sell and keep browsing on Gumtree and follow them on Facebook and Twitter

This post is sponsored by Gumtree. 

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