When your wallet and sartorial ambitions don't quite see eye to eye, there are a few things you can do. You can scour vintage shops for hours on end, troll eBay and Etsy for one-of-a-kind pieces, or get crafty and try to make something yourself. But if you don't have an endless supply of time or patience, there's another formidable option for finding the things that you never knew your closet needed: Depop.
Founded by Simon Beckerman, who also founded Super Sunglasses and PIG Magazine, in 2012, the marketplace app has evolved into a socially minded superstore where celebrities, bloggers, brands, and teens sell items from their closets as well as new, original pieces. "We now have over 4 million users worldwide, 20,000-plus items are sold a day, and our users are quitting their day jobs, opening brick-and-mortar shops, collaborating with celebrities, and being written about in Vogue," says Depop's CEO, Maria Raga.
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If you haven't been on the app yet, be warned: it's pretty addicting. As Raga puts it, the page "can ensue a trance-like K-hole of infinite exploration." And with items like stained glass skateboards, handmade chokers, Supreme ashtrays, and deadstock Tommy Hilfiger, who could blame any of us? And if you're already a Depop aficionado, consider this your guide to making the most of the app.
Check out some of the coolest people and brands on the app, below. Then, download Depop and see what kinds of treasures are waiting for you