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The Convenience of Thrift Shopping Online

The convenience of thrift shopping online has been growing that now even mainstream stores have decided to set up shop. Recently Nordstrom has decided to expand into thrift store territory by selling second hand clothing.  Initially it had started out with Ebay, then Etsy, facebook marketplace and now poshmark. As a seller and buyer, it is convenience at my fingertips as long as the measurements are correct, the thrifted item will fit. Going to the brick and mortar thrift store to takes a lot of time to find that diamond in a haystack at times they are overpriced mass produced items. At times the markup is significantly more than initially paid. You can find a pair of George jeans second hand for what Walmart sells them when they go on sale. However, I have recently noticed that now physical retail stores have now set up a liquidation section on their website. Which means finding the item cheaper new rather than going thrift shopping hoping to find it gently used. The dichotomy of this is that you want to save the environment but need to save money. This is where the growth of these online thrift store come into play. I know for myself, the convenience of poshmark is good, this as a seller and buyer. I understand that there is at times a markup for the product. Although if you think of the time to find a specific product to post, do inventory and knowing people do this all day as a job.

Being able to find a specific item at a specific price point is great. At times for at least half off the retail stores for a brand new item with tags. It has been never worn, which is great. As long as one can find the item in your size. Most of the time, in physical thrift stores, your not able to find the specific item you want in your size or you need to go multiple times to find the specific product. The big trend of high waisted pleated pants it's a significant trend. You can find a pair of vintage pants which will cost you a quarter of what they do in the boutique. Another significance is the fact that the quality isn't the same. The vintage clothing online or in thrift stores are significantly better. They will last the multiple washings. The craftsmanship will last a lifetime whereas the clothes made know are made quickly. Often times they do not stand the cleaning test. After a few wears they will break down and become unwearable. People don't always have time to spend hours in the store looking for an item. This is where, online merchants come into play. If you're looking for a specific designer, specific size most of the time you'll find something similar to what you want.

With the eco generation, wanting to help the environment these marketplaces help. Not only do they reduce the items in the landfill but they are helping reduce the need for fast fashion. The increase in vintage fashion has taken off. When you have an item that dates from 20 years ago and its holding up quite well you can spot quality. Although with designer goods, you can see the difference. The outlet stores do not offer the same quality as the headline store.This is the same for Marshalls and winners, they have clothing uniquely prepared for them in the store. The choice ultimately is upto the consumer, to consume whether they need it or not.

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