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Types of personal luxury items purchased second-hand in the U.S. 2018

Among respondents in the U.S., who have looked or bought in second-hand luxury shops within the last three years, 37 percent stated to have purchased clothes there (online or offline), as of 2018. Shoes, bags and accessories (glasses, scarves) were some of the other prestige items purchased in high-end second-hand stores.

Which country is the biggest exporter of used clothes?
United States was the biggest exporter of used clothes worldwide in 2018. The world’s biggest economy sent out second-hand clothes worth US$731.3 million that year, followed by United Kingdom whose trade volume of used clothing amounted to approximately US$550 million. The global apparel resale market is growing at a rapid rate since 2012 and by 2024, it is expected to reach a market value of US$64 billion.

Which country is the biggest importer of used clothes?
In 2018, Pakistan, India and Malaysia were three of the biggest importers of used clothes worldwide: These Asian countries imported second-hand clothing worth of a combined US$703 million that year. The U.S., on the other hand, was the tenth-leading importer of used clothes, having spent US$113.6 during the same period.

Which of these personal luxury items have you purchased in high-end second-hand store in the last 3 years?

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Source

Number of respondents

514 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents who have looked or bought in a second hand luxury shop (online/offline) in the last 3 years

Supplementary notes

Base: American online population, who go shopping at least once a year online or offline and who have bought at least one personal luxury item (new or used) by a popular luxury brand in the past 3 years.

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