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Do you shop for second-hand clothes? You’re likely to be more ...

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Do you shop for second-hand clothes? You’re likely to be more stylish

Frugality and ecological consciousness are often assumed to inspire thrift shopping, but in fact style is the top reason

Louise Grimmer and Martin Grimmer

Not only is second-hand shopping good for the planet and your wallet, our new research finds the more style-conscious you are, the more likely you are to shop for second-hand clothes and accessories.

In the 2020-21 financial year, 72% of Australians purchased at least one item of second-hand clothes — but we wanted to know more about people who were shopping second hand.

It is often assumed those who shop for second-hand clothes do so to save money or reduce their impact on the environment...

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