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Jan Fran's top secondhand outfits

Jan Fran is an Australian journalist and presenter and our absolute idol when it comes to pre-loved fashion. When asked how she shops she said…



"I hunt for clothes in op-shops, online and in market stalls. I’ve bought clothes from the side of the road. I map out vintage shops in foreign cities and do a walking tour. I rummage through my sisters’ wardrobes (uninvited) and swap outfits with friends and wear my husband’s T-shirts and tailor old dresses and rifle through the cupboards of every stylish older person who’ll let me (odds are they’ve got a divine item from decades past they’re happy to lend or give to you). " SMH


How is that for inspiration!


Scroll below for the ultimate inspiration ahead of the Garage Sale Trail as Jan talks us through some of her top pre-loved outfits, all of which go to show that secondhand is certainly not second best!


Photo taken by  Dan Hartley-Allen. Follow him on Instagram here.




Black and White jacket - 1980s Carla Zampatti number bought from @iambilleboots on Instagram. 

1980s low waist red evening dress brought from @op_shop_to_runway who picked it up at Vinnies. 

Pink and black stain one-piece I bought at @lostandfoundmarket in Melbourne 

Jeans - Zara bought at @traficshop Paris France, shoes also Zara bought for $10 @vinniesshops, white glasses @uturnvintage, shirt bought from @honeyfromthejar via Instagram.

Black and white mini - bought new many years ago from The Fifth label - It was past knee-length and I was getting sick of it so I had it tailored into a mini and now I love it again. 

Blue and white 80s silk two-piece with matching silk belt. This belonged to my mother. She bought in 1984 from Tripoli Lebanon, to wear on her honeymoon.


If you've been inspired by Jan you can shop the Trail online and, where restrictions allow, in your community on 13-14 & 20-21 November. You can search for sales and build a Trail of favourites to check out.


Check Covid-19 restrictions where you are before shopping in the community and follow all the relevant public health guidelines. If in doubt shop the Trail online.