Much has changed now that Sex and the City’s (SATC) long awaited reboot And Just Like That (AJLT) has finally kicked off: Carrie and friends are older, Samantha is absent, and then there’s… Well, in the interest of avoiding spoilers, that ending to episode one. That viewers are guaranteed a heaping dose of fashion at every turn, however, remains a mainstay. After all, with original SATC veterans on board – AJLT’s costume designer Molly Rogers worked alongside SATC’s lead costume designer Patricia Field throughout the show’s original seasons, while AJLT co-costume designer Danny Santiago, worked alongside Rogers and Field for both SATC films, the continued emphasis on style was to be expected. Holding true to second hand shopping connoisseur Carrie’s nature, Rogers and Santiago turned to thrifting often while designing costumes for the reboot, and because who wouldn’t want to shop like both the series’ new and familiar faces, they’ve turned to online consignment giant thredUP to curate a selection fans can actually shop.
“We love the thrill of the hunt,” Rogers and Santiago tell ESSENCE over email. “It’s so rewarding to find truly unique items.” The duo said thrifting has always been a part of their process, but even more so now, especially since stores such as thredUP have brought IRL thrifting online. “For a character like Carrie, it’s really important to mix high and low. She would never wear a full runway look, so it’s about mixing in vintage and thrifted items plus a modern piece.”