Our Story

Buy Me Once


Only buy things once – love things that last

It's an idea that extends far beyond Buy Me Once, but it defines everything we do.

Long lasting

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. 

Buying once turns a purchase into a lifelong possession

We want to be different

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.

EST. 2016

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?


Tara Button

Author of A Life Less Throwaway – a book to change the way you shop and live forever.

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.