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How We Shop: Secondhand

Aug 13, 2020
How one thrifter is confronting the ethics of buying clothes secondhand and reselling them at a markup.
Tagged clothing at a thrift store in San Francisco.
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Secondhand clothing sales are growing during the pandemic

Jul 1, 2020
We took a tour of the distribution center for thredUP, the world's largest resale website.
Used items fill three-level racks in a thredUP distribution center. From here, items are packed and shipped to customers.
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In New York City, getting rid of joyless junk can be complicated and costly

Feb 14, 2019
It's the urban underbelly of the Marie Kondo effect.
Manhattan’s Salvation Army on 46th Street has 20 trucks to pick up donations and two additional dump trucks to haul away unsalable items.
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To find the good stuff at Goodwill, go online

Apr 7, 2016
The thrift store bets online bidding can up its revenue.
Janique Lee with a necklace sold online at Goodwill
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