DFNS Essentials to Revive your Thrift Haul

If you’re an avid thrift shopper or vintage clothing enthusiast, you know the excitement of finding a unique piece of clothing or a rare pair of sneakers. It's a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction that comes from finding something truly special that you won’t see everyone else wearing as soon as you leave the store. However, with the charm of vintage comes the reality of wear and tear. Fortunately, we have everything you need to revive your greatest finds and keep them looking and smelling their best! How do you do it? Keep reading to find out!

Apparel Launder

We will start with a true champion of clothing revival, loved by athletes, streetwear enthusiasts, and  vintage shoppers alike: our Apparel Launder. This is one of our most loved

And versatile products and it is easy to understand why! Nothing is easier and more effective than giving your favorite graphic tee or vintage sweater a quick spray and totally reviving it. Our spray helps you to remove smells and wrinkles in an instant, wherever you are, without the need for a washing machine or iron, leaving your garment smelling of fresh linen.

Denim Launder

Maintaining your favorite vintage denim is a touchy subject for many, with machine washing potentially affecting the look and feel of that unique jacket or pair of jeans that you found.

However, you still want to make sure that you get rid of any possible musty or unpleasant odors that arise from age or improper storage. You might be wondering how best to wash these types of jeans, and how often? Will they shrink? Will they fade? Luckily, our Denim Launder is perfect for reviving denim, without machine-washing or drying, in a few simple steps! Just spray it on your jeans from a distance of at least 20cm/8inches. After that, let the solution take 10 seconds to perform its magic. Finally, use your hands to smooth and remove the creases and allow the denim to air dry (Max 10 mins) before you wear!

Footwear Refresher

Thrift stores are known for their unique and one-of-a-kind items, and the shoe section is no exception. You may come across vintage or retro shoes that you wouldn't find in other stores, making for a unique addition to your wardrobe. From boots to sneakers to dress shoes, you want to make sure that the inside on the shoe is as fresh as possible. To free your favorite second hand shoes from unpleasant odors, the Footwear Refresher is a lifesaver. Simply spray the inside of your sneakers with the specialized solution. It uses probiotics to eliminate odors and leave your kicks smelling fresh again! Then, for best results, leave your sneakers for 24 hours to allow all of the smells to be removed effectively.

Tech and Down Wash

With the right care, quality jackets and tech wear can last for generations, but harsh solutions and intense use can wear them down. Even when your anorak, parka, or down jacket has been to the summit and back (or at least smells like it), you can still make sure it stays in great condition with the right care! We match the sophisticated tech in your high-performance gear with sustainable innovation of our own. Our High Performance Tech & Down Wash from The North Face Care Collection powered by DFNS protects wool fibers, reduces the wearing down of silk, and safeguards both the water repellent layer and the breathability of all fabrics! Plus, it keeps colors bright, reduces the risk of shrinkage and leaves your thrifted jackets, outdoor gear and technical wear with a fresh scent.

Bonus: Water and Stain Repellant Inwash

Over time, exposure to different substances and conditions wears down waterproof layers, and impacts breathability, causing you to feel damp and clammy on the inside. Treating your outdoor gear finds with our Premium Water & Stain Repellent Inwash from The North Face CARE Collection powered by DFNS improves their water resistance and breathability, so you can keep going on new adventures. The Premium Water & Stain Repellent Inwash adds a long-lasting liquid repellent layer that is safe for specialized garments and reactivates hydrophobic properties with each wash cycle.

Now you know everything you need to make sure that your vintage finds will stay in the greatest condition possible. And a longer lasting wardrobe is better for the environment. So next time you hit up your favorite thrift store, remember to stop by DFNS.COM and grab the right tools to keep your treasures looking and smelling their best!