Since today is Earth Day, I wanted to share with you why I love to shop resale. There are three main reasons I shop pre-loved clothes, shoes and accessories -- it's good for the environment, for my finances, and allows me to get designer duds at a deep discount.\r\n\r\nWhen you think about used clothes, you might think about donating to a charity, like Goodwill or the Salvation Army. But used clothing, shoes and accessories is not just about cleaning out your well-worn or too small clothes, used clothing has become a very profitable business that also happens to be economically and environmentally friendly.\r\n\r\nSo it might be obvious, but buying gently loved, pre-owned clothing, shoes and accessories is an awesome way to save a lot of money while still getting brand named items at a fraction of the price. I\u2019ve mentioned my love of eBay before, but I also love high-end resale websites where you can find lightly used (or sometimes brand new) items for a steal.\r\n\r\nWhat you might not know -- buying used clothing, shoes and accessories is actually good for the environment. Why? Because producing clothing uses a lot of energy. Take a basic cotton shirt. Farmers have to grow that cotton, which requires water and heavy machinery, which uses fossil fuels. Once the cotton is grown and picked, it has to be processed through a facility that also uses energy. Plus, a lot of clothing manufacturers use harsh chemicals to create textiles, which is horrible for the environment. Producing new products wastes a lot of energy, water, natural resources and peoples\u2019 time. Plus, most consumers throw away\u00a0their stuff\u00a0quickly, and it\u00a0ends up in overflowing landfills.\r\n\r\nReusing clothing, buying re-owned clothing, is a smart financial and environmental choice. I first started buying lightly used shoes and purses from eBay, but now I try to buy pre-owned whenever I can. Initially, I chose to buy resale so I could get higher-end brands for a great price. Now that I\u2019ve learned a lot more about the environmental benefits, it has given me even more incentive.\r\n\r\nThe best part about today\u2019s reused clothing is that you don\u2019t have to settle for old or tattered pieces, you can find ultra high-end items. Check out the three looks I put together using resale clothing, shoes and accessories. If you\u2019re interested in checking out resale shopping online, here are some of the sites I visit regularly.\r\n\r\nThe Real Real\r\nYoogi\u2019s Closet\r\nBag Borrow or Steal\r\nPoshmark\r\nFashionphile\r\n\r\nShorts Look (above)\r\n\r\nNecklace - Mawi\r\nTop \u2013 Tibi\r\nClutch - Rebecca Minkoff\r\nShorts \u2013 Gryphon\r\nHeels \u2013 Maison Martin Margiela\r\n\r\nMidi Dress Look\u00a0\r\n\r\nEarrings \u2013 Lanvin\r\nDress \u2013 Clover Canyon\r\nBracelet \u2013 TOMTOM\r\nCrossbody Bag \u2013 Celine\r\nShoes \u2013 Robert Clergerie\r\n\r\nRed Dress Look\u00a0\r\n\r\nSunglasses \u2013 Dolce and Gabbana\r\nRing \u2013 David Yurman\r\nDress \u2013 Parker\r\nPurse \u2013 Givenchy\r\nPumps \u2013 Chanel\r\n\r\nDo you shop resale? Do you have a favorite site to shop I didn't mention?