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6 things you should never buy secondhand, according to a professional stylist

Posted On: Sep 16, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

6 things you should never buy secondhand, according to a professional stylist

Buying secondhand clothes and accessories is a sustainable and affordable way to update one's wardrobe.
It can sometimes be tricky to decipher what makes a secondhand item worth the hunt , though.
Insider spoke with a professional stylist, who said people should never buy secondhand clothes that require major alterations.
People should also avoid buying secondhand "designer" pieces if the patterns and stitching don't line up.
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As concerns pile up about the fashion industry's environmental impact, and amidst frenzies of Marie Kondo-inspired closet cleanouts, many people are turning to secondhand shops and services to buy and sell used clothes and accessories.
In the past three years, the resale industry has grown 21 times faster than the retail apparel market , according to data from thredUP, an online fashion resale marketplace. thredUP also reported that 40% of consumers are taking into account the resale value of clothes before they make a purchase - a percentage...

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