NEW! Our Hero’s Journey tool can help you with your next step towards financial freedom - click here to try now.
Advertiser Disclosure

Asda to start selling second-hand clothes

Asda to start selling second-hand clothes
Image source: Getty Images

Asda, the UK retail giant has begun selling second-hand clothes at stores across the UK. Here is what we know so far about this brand new initiative that’s certain to be a boon to thrifty shoppers.

Plot your path towards financial freedom with our Hero’s Journey tool!

MyWalletHero is here to help you learn about taking control of your money, whether that’s paying off debt, working towards a short-term money goal, or investing for your future.

This tool can help you understand the next steps on your journey – simply choose a goal that best describes your current interests to get started.

Why has Asda started selling second-hand clothes?

Asda was already selling clothes to customers through its clothing division, George. George is actually the second-largest retailer of clothing in the UK by volume.

And now, following a successful trial in a store in Leeds last October, Asda has started stocking and selling used garments across the UK in major cities such as London, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

The company will be partnering with wholesaler Preloved Vintage Kilo for this initiative.

It is part of the retailer’s ‘George for Good‘ campaign, which is focused on creating fashion and homeware products that are fit for the future.

According to Asda, the new move will give pre-worn garments a “new lease on life”, providing customers with an opportunity to buy second-hand clothing and preventing thousands of tons of pre-worn garments from ending up in landfill each year.

Preloved’s managing director said that in a world where people are becoming more environmentally conscious, the partnership with Asda will help bring sustainable fashion to the mainstream.

Where can I shop for second-hand clothes at Asda?

Asda hopes to have up to 52 stores stocking second-hand collections by early summer. At the moment, 10 Asda stores have already started selling pre-worn garments:

  1. Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  2. Edinburgh
  3. Boldon, North East England
  4. Govan, Glasgow
  5. Leicester
  6. Longwell Green, Bristol
  7. Brighton
  8. Bedminster, Bristol
  9. Eastleigh, Hampshire
  10. Middleton, Leeds

The branches that hope to start selling second-hand clothes by early summer include:

Park Royal New



Isle of Dog

Old Kent Road









Trafford Park


Preston Fulwood



Ipswich Stoke Park


West Bridgeford

Hyson Green


Great Bridge

Coventry Abbey Park

Coventry Supercentre

West Dundee

Sheffield Supercentre

Sheffield Mosbrough




Cardiff Supercentre


Liverpool Sefton

Liverpool Bootle

Lincoln Asda Living 




Belfast Asda Living



4 iron-clad rules for saving money on everything

Our Editor Sam Robson has been on a personal cost-cutting mission for years – and it’s time to share his wisdom.

Check out his choicest saving tips and tricks in this free report, “Sam’s 4 Iron-Clad Rules For Saving Money On Everything”.

Just enter your email below for instant access to your free copy.

By checking this box and submitting your email address, you agree to MyWalletHero sending you emails with money tips, along with details of products and services that we think might interest you. You can unsubscribe from future emails at any time. You also consent to us processing your personal data in line with our privacy policy, and our cookie statement. For more information, including how we collect, store, and handle personal data, please read our Privacy Statement and Terms & Conditions.

Do any other major supermarkets sell second-hand clothes?

Asda is the first major supermarket in the UK to start selling second-hand clothes in its stores.

However, selling second-hand clothing is an idea that is increasingly being embraced by other types of stores as more people become conscious of fashion sustainability.

For example, in 2019, high-end department store chain Selfridges teamed up with clothing resale website Vestiaire Collection to start selling second-hand clothes.

Can I sell my old clothes for cash?

Asda’s George also recently launched a ‘Take Back’ scheme that rewards customers with 10% off at George for taking their old garments to the store.

Other clothing retailers running recycling schemes that allow customers to return used items to stores include Primark and M&S.

However, if you want to sell your old clothes for actual cash, there are several online marketplaces where you can do so. Depop, Vinted and Asos Vintage are a few examples.

Indeed, selling used clothing is a great way to earn some extra cash while also helping to reduce waste and protect the environment. For more information on how to do this, take a look at our guide on how to sell your used clothes for cash.

Remember that even second-hand clothes must be in good, wearable condition in order to have any resale value, so also check out our guide on how you can preserve second-hand clothes to sell them for cash.

Was this article helpful?

Reviewed and rated 4 stars out of 5 by MyWalletHero

Need a financial adviser? Get a free initial review lasting up to 1 hour, plus £50 off any follow-up advice.

MyWalletHero has sourced you a £50 discount off the cost of advice when you find an independent or whole-of-market financial adviser through*. All advisers are FCA-regulated, qualified and give fully unbiased advice. To find yourself an adviser fast and for free – use the Unbiased matching tool.

*This is an offer from one of our affiliate partners. For more information on why and how we work with partners, click here.

Some offers on MyWalletHero are from our partners — it’s how we make money and keep this site going. But does that impact our ratings? Nope. Our commitment is to you. If a product isn’t any good, our rating will reflect that, or we won’t list it at all. Also, while we aim to feature the best products available, we do not review every product on the market. Learn more here. The statements above are The Motley Fool’s alone and have not been provided or endorsed by bank advertisers. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, Hargreaves Lansdown, HSBC Holdings, Lloyds Banking Group, Mastercard, and Tesco.