In the Market For Some Below Retail Price Raw Denim? This Is Where you Should Start Your Search
The price points for new, raw denim can be intimidating for first timers and some veterans might balk from time to time at paying $300 for a new pair of raws. Luckily for all of us, there are a number of secondary markets to shop for raw denims and all the other stuff we obsess over.
“It would be frustrating and reduce the usefulness of the site if you had to slog through pages of Uniqlo and American Apparel to find those Momotaros you’ve been looking for,”he wrote on Reddit. Grailed users can sell their gently used menswear to other users free of charge.
The interface for Grailed is easy and appealing, though the sort function is still a bit wonky. At the time of writing there were 31 pairs of raw denim for sale, featuring: Unbranded, APC, LVC, Naked and Famous, and Momotaro. Grailed also has tops, outerwear, and shoes at reasonable prices.
While still new, Grailed has potential to be the go to online secondary market for all things raw and men’s fashion.
In the interest of full disclosure, I’m partial to Styleforum’s marketplace. It’s been my first stop when I’ve been looking for jeans and shirts below retail prices and I’ve made some good purchases there. You can sort the marketplace by category, but the search functions at Styleforum are notoriously sub-par. Still, the selection and prices make it worth the time.
You’ll see a lot of reposts here from the previous buy/sell/trade threads; but the good news is that you can search here and only get threads devoted to denim or what you’re looking for (I highly suggest doing this as “fashion” is interpreted pretty liberally here and you may have to dig through some stuff from Gap and Vineyard Vines.)