Offbeat Petite started out as a one-woman wardrobe clear out on Depop in 2018. Standing at a grand 5 foot 2, a lot of the clothes I was selling were from petite ranges and I noticed that many of my customers were of shorter stature too. Before long, sourcing petite-friendly vintage gems was a full time passion project! We launched on ASOS Marketplace in June 2020 and, a year later, our website was born.
We are based in London, UK and ship worldwide!
Offbeat Petite is dedicated to providing women under 5'4" with exclusive vintage & second-hand pieces to flatter their proportions. Our stock originates in a variety of places, from high street petite lines of yesteryear to reworked vintage pieces such as shortened Levi jeans.
At present, the most accessible way for consumers to source petite clothing is through fast fashion companies who often run petite lines alongside their core ranges. While this is a great quick fix for women struggling to find clothes that fit, throw away fashion is incredibly damaging to the environment and not a long term solution. Our goal is to change this and give shorter women a sustainable AND on trend alternative.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and, in addition to extending the life cycle of old garments, we want to ensure that every part of our process is as carbon neutral as can be. We currently source all of our stock from suppliers in the UK, limiting travel pollution (zero air miles). We also use recyclable packaging (paper and sugar cane mailers) for every one of our orders.
In December 2022 we launched our first original design, the Leni Trouser. In line with our slow fashion values, this petite trouser was manufactured locally from sustainable materials made to last.
For exclusive behind the scenes content and outfit ideas, you can find us on Instagram @offbeatpetite
You can also shop our items on Depop (@offbeatpetite) & ASOS Marketplace (ASOS.MP/offbeatpetite)