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‘Pre-loved’ fashion moves from niche to mainstream as retailers join the fray

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Whether they want to save the planet or just a few pounds, clothes buyers are turning to secondhand bargains to fill their wardrobes Younger shoppers are driving a surge in sales of secondhand clothing and furnishings, spurred by the desire to help the environment and find alternative looks to fast fashion. On eBay, sales of “pre-loved” fashion and homewares have shot up in the UK over the past year, with the company selling more than 60 million used items. Murray Lambell, general manager of eBay’s UK business, said: “There is definitely a change in mindset, driven by younger consumers up to the age of 30.”
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