It's an idea that extends far beyond Buy Me Once, but it defines everything we do.
We only sell long-lasting products that we as a team can stand behind. To ensure everything is made to last, we examine the products themselves, their manufacturing story, and develop meaningful relationships with the makers. We only work with people we trust.
We offer exclusive warranties on products we truly believe in. We'll take products off our site if we find they're not up to scratch.
In a world that's always trying to sell you more stuff, we want to be different. We’re committed to changing the way we shop, from buying for the short term to buying once.
When we buy once we build deeper connections with the things we own. When it gets ‘old’ we don’t throw it away - we restore it, polish it or fix it. We understand that the things you will love the most only get better with age.
Buying once turns a purchase into a lifelong possession.
You may have only just discovered us, but we’ve been around for a little while now.
Our founder Tara Button was inspired to create Buy Me Once back when she received a Le Creuset cast iron pot as a gift. This was a beautifully-made, solid product covered by a lifetime guarantee. Why wasn’t everything she owned like this?
She decided to make buying for life her mantra.
Alongside her full-time job, Tara worked nights building the first Buy Me Once website, dedicated to the power of the idea. Since we launched in 2016, we’ve had some fantastic media coverage, Tara has written a book, and even found the time to have a baby. Pretty inspiring.
Our journey is only just beginning. We want to change the way that people shop, forever.