Reports and Webinars are limited to the Region terms of your Pro and Prime subscription, as shown in “Purchased Regions”.

  • To filter all content types to individual Region(s) you have purchased, apply your Region(s) under “Purchased Regions.”

Articles, Video Updates, and News across all Regions are open to all Pro and Prime subscribers.

  • To see this content for any Region, use the “Content Filter”.

Gen Z is the future of secondhand clothing.

Jun 28 2021

Gen Z is the future of secondhand clothing. In a survey of 3,500 U.S. consumers conducted by thredUP and GlobalData, the online thrift store found that secondhand shopping is here to stay post-pandemic—and Gen Z is helping grow the industry. More than 33 million people bought secondhand for the first time during the pandemic, and 76% of those shoppers say they plan to increase their resale spending in the next five years (the market is currently valued at $36 billion and is expected to grow to $77 billion in five years). While many young consumers are still shopping from fast fashion retailers like Zara and Shein, they’re also shopping from secondhand marketplaces for similar reasons: the thrill of constant shopping and affordable prices. In fact, YPulse’s research shows that secondhand clothing is the number one eco-friendly product they have purchased. ThredUP’s vice president of marketing notes that Gen Z’s shopping mindset is totally different than previous generations: Gen Z is 165% more likely than Boomers to consider the resale value of clothing, they’re 83% more likely to consider that apparel can have multiple owners, and they’re 33% more likely to sell clothing instead of throwing it away. (Refinery29)