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Pre-Loved Podcast with Emily Stochl

Feb 27, 2023

Pre-Loved Podcast is a weekly vintage fashion interview show, with guests you’ll want to go thrifting with! For more Pre-Loved Podcast, subscribe to our Patreon!

Today’s show is with Lakyn Carlton, a personal stylist and sustainable fashion expert who grew up in thrift stores, and knows first hand how choosing secondhand can change both your wardrobe and the world. 

We chat about why secondhand matters, how to unlearn bad shopping habits, and Lakyn shares her professional personal style advice! Plus, so many great stories of thrift memories and cherished vintage pieces. 

This episode is a fun one, so let’s dive right in!

*This episode is sponsored by Dirty Labs

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(PS: here’s that handy article about tackling armpit stains!)


  • [4:50] Growing up thrifting at Value Village.
  • [6:00] Her early-days MySpace business reselling thrift flips and DIYs.
  • [11:36] The way our relationship with consumption and fashion is tattered. 
  • [13:34] Lakyn’s mission in helping people with their personal style.
  • [17:19] How to unlearn bad shopping habits
  • [21:37] The subject of price and sustainable fashion. “Consumers need to stop deciding everything out of their own price range is overpriced and creators need to stop undercharging to compete with the devaluing of labor in general.” Twitter thread
  • [29:56] Looking beyond yourself to the benefit of the collective.
  • [32:45] Questions to ask yourself when you’re trying to be more careful about buying decisions. 
  • [38:16] The stories behind Lakyn’s most cherished and worn pre-loved pieces.




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