Welcome to #HerStory: a monthly installment of stories highlighting the personal journeys that led your fellow Vinties to sell, buy and swap on Vinted.
#HERstory- meet Neena
- Name: Neena @xchaos
- Currently killin' it in: South Brunswick, NJ
- Vintie since: April 2015
It wasn't until May 13th, 2013, did I realize I had a roaring shopping addiction. It was my big day - I was graduating from college in Philadelphia, PA, leaving my apartment of three years and returning back home to New Jersey. I was full of emotions and the only thing standing between that day and the rest of my life was packing. When, six hours later, I realized I had not packed anything but clothing, apparel accessories, and shoes, I knew I needed help, and fast. I was drowning in clothing, and the funny thing was, I considered myself a minimalist. A panic attack and an identity crisis later, I found myself on the app store downloading Vinted, ready to take back my life.
HERjourney to Vinted
Vinted has impacted my life in more ways than I can even explain. For starters, I had never been a fashionista, and often I would never look twice at my outfit. I would just go out wearing whatever the first thing I found was, not even caring if I matched. But now! Now I actually find pleasure from creating outfits, pairing things together, and pushing myself to step out of my comfort zone clothing-wise - and I have no one to thank but the vinties who showed me the way. Aside from fashion, though, vinties have given me SO much support through my crazy life, and even though I haven't met any of them in person, it's such a wonderful community that I feel supported and connected to on a daily basis. And let me tell you, I wouldn't give that up for anything.
Definitely be active in forums - get your name out there, share things about yourself, reply to other forums. In my opinion, the more active you are, the more you will be remembered and trusted. Also take your pictures in good lighting and hashtag the life out of your posts. One last tip - make sure you stick to your word! If you say you'll ship on a certain day, do it! And also, make sure to update your buyers every step of the way - it makes you caring, considerate, and trustworthy.
Edgy and urban, with a touch of free spirit and class.
- Urban Outfitters, fosho.
- Nasty Gal
- Forever 21
- Free People
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