In an eBay x Love Island collaboration, the clothes that the contestants have worn this year are now available to purchase.
The eBay clothing auction is live right now and is being hosted by preloved purveyors, Reskinned. The bidding started on all items at 99p. However, prices have been dramatically revved up already by Love Island fans. You have to be in it to win it, of course.
Reskinned say that, “buying preloved makes sense for you and the planet. Reskinned works with the clothing brands you love to bring you brand-approved preowned clothing at great prices.”
After the current 40 auctions conclude, all money raised will then be donated to the charity, Oxfam. You get new clothes and help fight poverty – a sweet deal indeed.
eBay x Love Island
Earlier in 2022, it was revealed that Love Island would be ditching fast fashion sponsors and instead sourcing from secondhand sellers via eBay. Therefore, this resale comes in a bid to make this year’s dating show the most sustainable yet.
About the partnership, eBay says, “eBay has partnered with Love Island in a mission to change the way we shop for clothes.”
“Shop the actual looks you love from the show and do your bit in helping to extend the lifecycle of these items,” eBay continues.
Some of the outfits on sale via auction were originally sold on the high street while others are designer gems. Think Ekin Su’s bombshell House of CB midi dress, Dami’s Jacquemus flip-flop shirt and also Andrew’s Vivienne Westwood polo shirt.
Bidding officially ends on the eBay x Love Island hub on Monday, July 11 at 9 pm – so you better get in there fast.
According to Worcester News, Jemma Tadd, Head of Fashion at eBay said, “We’re thrilled to be giving fans a first-of-its-kind opportunity to shop the actual outfits worn by the Islanders.”
“Since the partnership, it’s been great to see mindsets and conversations around pre-loved fashion shifting and we hope that through this auction, fans of the show will be inspired to shop and put pre-loved fashion centre stage, just like the islanders,” she also says.
All of the items seen on the eighth season of Love Island were picked and also curated by celebrity stylist, Amy Bannerman. She’s previously styled the likes of Dua Lipa and Jonathan Van Ness and is a self-confessed eBay lover
Marie Claire report that Bannerman says, “To be able to take on this project and shop for the Islanders is a career highlight for my team and I.”
“We have been shopping up a storm on eBay, speaking to so many wonderful pre-loved sellers, and curating edits for each of the Islanders this summer,” she continues. “I have used eBay to buy and sell pre-loved items for over 20 years and have found so many fashion gems along the way.”
The items currently available via resale fall into four key themes – Blurred Lines, Love Me Forever, Y2K and also Dopamine Dressing.
Bannerman calls Blurred Lines “a toned-down Harry Styles and for the girls Hailey Bieber” while Love Me Forever is an ode to “true sustainable shopping…pieces that will last you a lifetime.”
Y2K is apparently “full-on Britney and Paris circa 2000” while Dopamine Dressing is “all about an explosion of colour and print.”
Free Holiday Competition
If any of these themes seem like your type on paper, then head to eBay to be in with a chance to win your favourite Islander outfits.
Love Island is also running a competition with eBay. Fancy a chance to win a trip to Majorca and also nabbing tickets to the Love Island final? You firstly have to get involved with eBay.
The competition firstly reads, “Don’t miss your chance to win the trip of a lifetime for you and a plus 1! With four-star hotel accommodation, you’ll sip cocktails by the pool before being whisked to the villa to watch one couple being crowned Love Island winners 2022! To enter, opt in and list an item. 1 listing – 1 entry. The more you list, the higher your chances.”
For full competition terms and conditions and also information on how to get involved, please read here.
You can watch Love Island every night on ITV2 at 9 pm. Two more series of the dating show are also confirmed for 2023.
Items available in the Love Island x eBay shop – Girls
Calvin Klein Jeans Denim Jacket – worn by Antigoni
NL Collection Co-ord – worn by Amber
Poster Girl Purple Dress – worn by Amber
House of CB Pink Satin Corset Top – worn by Afia
Levi MakeNu Custom Denim Jacket – worn by Danica
Herve Leger Bandage Dress – worn by Ekin Su
House of CB Burgundy Midi Dress – worn by Ekin Su
Meshki Satin Dress – worn by Ekin Su
House of CB Sequinned Dress – worn by Gemma
Fausto Puglisi Skirt – worn by Indiyah
New Look Chainmail Top – worn by Indiyah
River Island Co-Ord – worn by Inidyah
Boutique Shirt Dress with Denim Corset Bralet – worn by Paige
House of CB Black Dress – worn by Paige
I.AM.GIA Blue Crop Top – worn by Paige
Sorelle Sparkly Black Dress – worn by Paige
B The Label Blue Satin Co-Ord – worn by Tasha
Diesel Leather Dress – worn by Tasha
Champion Red Satin Varsity Jacket – worn by Tasha
Items available in the Love Island x eBay shop – Boys
The Couture Club Satin Jacket – worn by Andrew
King Louie Vintage Varsity Jacket – worn by Andrew
Opening Ceremony x Aloha Blossom Co-Ord – worn by Andrew
Polo by Ralph Lauren Pink Jacket – worn by Andrew
Tommy Hilfiger Varsity Jacket – worn by Andrew
Vivienne Westwood Blue Polo Shirt – worn by Andrew
Pronti Collection by Phita Blue Shirt – worn by Charlie
Carhartt White Trousers – worn by Dami
Incerun Pink Shirt – worn by Dami
Jacquemus Flip Flop Pattern Shirt – worn by Dami
MHL Short Sleeve Shirt – worn by Dami
Redherring Zebra Shirt – worn by Dami
Hugo Boss Polo Shirt – worn by Davide
Sandro Yellow Poppy Pattern Shirt – worn by Davide
Vintage Satin Shirt – worn by Ikenna
Prevue Blue Twinset Co-Ord – worn by Jacques
Sandro Jacket – worn by Jacques
Shipley & Halmos Varsity Jacket – worn by Jacques
Arket Blue Jeans – worn by Jay
Incerun Shirt – worn by Jay
Palm Angels x Smiley Collection Bomber Jacket – worn by Luca
Feature Image Credit: eBay/ITV2