Hunting for Snowflakes

July 28, 2020

No two snowflakes are exactly the same. Some days it feels like no two The North Face Renewed items are the same either. That’s the thing about shopping for secondhand, used or recommerce jackets and other outerwear – there so much variety! Sometimes that’s great and sometimes it’s a challenge.


When are snowflakes great?

Always! We love winter… 😊 In all seriousness, because Renewed is a recommerce business we have tons of The North Face items from a variety of seasons – stuff that you can’t find anywhere else. For example, right now we have three different seasons worth Summit Series high-end shell jackets. That means that if you’re looking for your favorite product from years past there’s a solid chance that we’ve got it. Moreover, unlike most used and secondhand sites like eBay or Poshmark, when you buy that older item from Renewed, we guarantee that the quality and performance of it will be “Like New”. There are other benefits of that vast variety too. A lot of shoppers at The North Face Renewed really enjoy the thrill of the hunt for that one perfect item. In fact, we’ve seen some many shoppers looking for unique pieces that we curate a whole collection of “One and Only” items – jackets, pants, tops and more that we only have one of. If you’re looking for something unique, something rare or something that few folks have, the One and Only collection is a great place to start. You never know what you’ll find!


When are snowflakes a challenge?

The main challenge that we run into when it comes to operating a secondhand or recommerce business is keeping enough stuff in the right colors and sizes in stock. As you might imagine, because we’re running a recommerce business we don’t really control what we have in our warehouse – we just can’t! So that means while we have a huge variety of items in stock at any one time, there’s a chance that we won’t have every item in every color and size. For some shoppers that can make the shopping experience difficult.



So what can be done to make shopping recommerce easier?

Lucky for you we’ve given this some thought… To get past some of the challenges with shopping used or recommerce goods its best to have some general product criteria that you’d like to find in mind and continue to narrow your search from there. For example, we recommend that you start you search with:

  • The type of product you want to buy: Jacket, Vest, Fleece or Sweatshirt, Pants, etc.
  • Your gender
  • Your likely size for that item


Once you’ve narrowed your criteria to the right product type and size, everything that you’re looking at on the product page will be something that could meet your needs – now it’s time to find the perfect item. Have a look on the page, scroll around and see if there’s a color that’s jumping out at you. If so, find that color in the color drop down at the top of the page and sort the items that remain by that color. Once you’ve settled on a color (or figure out that you’re flexible about color) there are few more filters you can use to find the perfect item:

  • If you want something super high performance or high fashion sort by price with high price first. Our higher priced items tend to be high performance items as well. If you’re looking for our top of the line stuff, sort by high price items first.
  • If you want to see what’s popular right now sort by “Best-Selling”. If you’re curious about what other Renewed shoppers are buying, sort by best-selling first for some inspiration from others.  
  • If you want to see what’s fresh and new, sort by “Date, new to old”. We constantly get new jackets and other outerwear in so if the last time you came to the site you didn’t find what you want, who knows, it may be there now!


We know it’s a little early to hunt for real snowflakes but we hope this article was helpful as you hunt for ours!


Happy hunting!

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