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Most appealing factors for U.S. users to buy used clothes online 2020

As of 2020, the most appealing factor for U.S. buyers to shop at online re-sale sites ( Poshmark, Thredup, The RealReal, etc.) was lower prices. Out of the responding online fashion re-sale users, 50 percent listed lower prices as reasoning for buying used-clothing online. Additionally, only 9 percent listed style as a reason and 17 percent shop at online re-sale stores because it was more sustainable.

Most appealing characteristics for users in the United States to buy used apparel at re-sale sites as of February 2020

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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

February 11, 2020 to February 13, 2020

Number of respondents

733 respondents

Age group

13 years and older

Special properties

among people who shop at fashion re-sale sites

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What appeals to you most about buying used clothing / apparel, footwear, or accessories at re-sale sites (such as Poshmark, Thredup, The RealReal, etc.)?"

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