The market of second-hand clothing in Britain is booming rapidly, and it is preferred the most by 90% of the youth aged less than 26 years. This is the reason why in the last 6 years, a hike of up to 146% has been recorded in the trend of selling and buying second-hand clothing, and it is expected to further go up by another 68% by 2026. What is noteworthy is that the clothes of the most-searched brands are also being bought more from second-hand markets.
The youth prefer shopping from these markets in order buy branded clothes at cheaper rates to get a better look. They are also of the opinion that this is a eco-friendly way to shop. In London’s Brent Cross Shopping Centre, a shop had been opened for charity, from where ‘pre-loved’ (old) clothing was started to be sold online. People have now believed this trend of an exchange of clothes to be interesting. In this trend of selling and buying old clothes through the app, children’s clothing is being sold and bought the most.
Back in 2020, an increase of 76% in the sale and buying of children’s clothing in second-hand markets was recorded. This trend is expected to gain a stronger hold in the coming times, with it witnessing an increase of up to 493% in the next decade.