The Rise of Pre-loved Fashion - Reems Closet

The Rise of Pre-loved Fashion

The pre-loved luxury fashion market is growing in leaps and bounds. Fabulous news, don’t you think? But who’s reshaping it? Why, it’s none other than Gen Z and Millennials. These younger generations are rewriting the rules of pre-loved luxury fashion and we are loving it.

Let’s not forget every generation has contributed to the growth of the pre-loved fashion industry including celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Mirren. But it really is a Gen Z and Millennial-powered revolution. According to recent studies, they are driving a significant portion of the $64 billion luxury resale market estimated for 2024.

“Studies indicate that 62% of Gen Z and 56% of millennials actively prefer secondhand clothing, advocating for a more sustainable and eco-friendly fashion industry.” –

These younger generations, often hailed as the sustainability crusaders, are leading the charge for eco-friendly fashion choices. They're not just buying clothes, they are investing in a more sustainable future. The resale market provides a platform for them to express their commitment to environmental responsibility without compromising on style. Very much like generations before them, but with more oomph.

"Fashion should be good for the planet, not just the 'gram. It's not just clothing; it's a conscious choice for a greener tomorrow!" - Eco-Warrior Millennial 

With user-friendly apps and online platforms taking center stage during Covid, everyone turned to online shopping. Confession time – this is why we went online. But it seems like Gen Z and Millennials are one step ahead, turning the pre-loved clothing market into a virtual playground – a seamless blend of fashion and technology.

“Many Gen Zers avoid, if possible, going into physical stores, much preferring shopping online.” – Verb Brands

So it’s no surprise that these sustainability crusaders turned their love for pre-loved fashion into Instagram-worthy moments. They are proudly showcasing their unique finds. So much so, that the hashtag #VintageVibes is now trending. It's not just an outfit, it's a curated look that tells a story about the eco-friendly benefits of consignment shopping. 

In the world of luxury pre-loved fashion, Gen Z and Millennials are the new sustainability warriors who are injecting a fresh, lighthearted energy into the luxury resale market. Join these fashionistas, because it's not just about what you wear, it's about making a statement, embracing sustainability, and having a little fun along the way!

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