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How much can you save if you buy second hand?

Buying second hand instead of new is not only good for the environment, but also for your wallet. That’s partly why thrift has been on the rise in recent years. An estimated 82% of Americans bought or sold second-hand items in 2022, and 93% of those shoppers reported thrifting “to offset the impact of inflation,” according to The cooling downciting a report from OfferUp.

This trend is only likely to continue, driven in large part by the shopping habits of Generation Z Quartz, based on a report from thredUP. By 2026, “the global second-hand clothing market is expected to grow by 127%,” which is “three times faster than the overall clothing market.”