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Location of purchase of all second-hand items in the UK 2019

A 2019 survey auditing where the total number of all pre-owned items of consumers in the UK were purchased revealed that charity and/or thrift shops were the overall most favoured choice at 46 percent. The retailer eBay came in overall second place at 20 percent.

Location of purchase of all second-hand and vintage items by consumers in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019, by type of retailer*

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Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2019

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Purchased fashion second hand/vintage*

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Which of the following best describes where you purchased these items?"
"items" include clothing (1,881), other clothing accessories (418), shoes/footwear (571), bag/handbag (408) and jewellery/watches (375)

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