The great pleasure of second-hand stuff brought to our life

Second-hand clothes. People have felt ashamed to wear or use second-hand clothes. But now it has become popular, many people in the city like to buy second-hand goods as a new lifestyle.

Second-hand clothes have developed into a popular trend

Some residents said that they had visited many second-hand clothing stores in Hong Kong, where genuine shoes and bags sold in particular. For famous brands like LV and GUCCI. Some people sell out-of-season products that are usually 80% new and sold or exchanged with 40% off. Their business is doing well. Some are willing to buy second-hand clothing at a low price for their brand value, lasting style, and nice materials.

second-hand clothes Wars

There are still many disputes over second-hand clothing. Many people support this trend and view it as a new fashion. They think it is different from the disturbance because of the second-hand. Clothing shipped back from abroad more than ten years ago but more like a fashion symbol of the new era. While many people don’t support that.

Recently, we’ve been hearing everybody talking about second hand clothes. There are more and more second-hand shops around us selling regular clothes, expensive famous-brand clothes, or traditional clothes with historic significance. No matter which kind of clothes, they have become an irresistible part of our lives and deeply affected our lives.  


Survey report

The voice of disapproval is very high

According to the survey, nearly 55% of people hold a negative attitude towards second-hand clothing. Most of them refuse to wear second-and clothing because they argue that “Worn clothes are always bad” and “These clothes are unhygienic”. Only 27% of people support second-hand clothes because they think they can find many cost-effective clothes at a reasonable price. A minority of people also buy second-hand clothes for collection instead of wearing them. These people mainly collect celebrities’ worn clothes or some memorable old clothes that mean a lot to them.

Selling famous-brand clothes at a low price is attractive

Brand power has grown significantly, everyone obsess with LV, Chanel, and other top brands. But most people have to stay back because of the price. Second-hand and brand-name clothes with low prices provide a better choice for those people who are keen on famous-brand clothing but have to concern about the price. The result of the survey also proved our guess. “Which second-hand clothes attract you most?” 43.58% of people voted to “The original price is high but secondhand famous-brand clothes are cost-effective.” Just imagine that you can buy a 5000 -yuan LV handbag with onlly1000 yuan, how attractive it is!

It takes time for some people to accept second-hand clothing

For most people, second-hand clothing is just like an insulator, has nothing to do with them.  As high as 76.27% of the voters said that they had never bought any second-hand clothing, and only 13.26% of them had bought some.

If the label is not taken off, it is also considered as “second-hand clothing”.“Whenever the season changes, at least 50 percent of the clothes are left aside in the wardrobe.” Many residents find they have a lot of “second-hand clothing” in their wardrobe, and many of the clothes are 80 to 90 percent new and can simply be traded.

Second-hand clothes divided

Second-hand clothing” can divide into two categories, one is clothes second hand or old clothes, which account for about 70% of second-hand clothing; and the other is new goods,which account for about 30% of second-hand clothing. For example, the sizes of the clothes were improper after bought, then placed aside. “Some people like new-style clothes and sell their out-of-season clothing, however, those unworn clothes can only be sold or exchanged for 60% or 70% discount, but it is still better than just leave them in the wardrobe.”


Great shops of second-hand clothing in Tokyo

When I first came to Japan, I feel amazed what I see the culture of second-hand goods in Japan. Second-hand cars, electric appliances, CDs, books, all kinds of second-hand shops can be seen in this highly developed and money-oriented country. Japanese love the new and loathe the old which reflects this astonishing culture. These second-hand goods are market-oriented and cost-effective, so they are widely circulated in Japan.

Second-hand clothing is also very popular in Japan

Second-hand clothing shops are everywhere. Harajuku known as the street for young people, the quite weird clothing style, to put it simply, the Japanese dare to wear anything. And of course, the second-hand clothing shops have weird clothes too. 

Occupied by underground bands and students, Shimo-Kitazawa always stays low-key with full of casualness. While Shibuya is mainly open for high school girls. Besides regular shops, there are flea markets in some parks or squares on the weekend where countless top goods are to be discovered.

Japanese regard second-hand clothes as a fashion

In some prosperous cities like Tokyo, Osaka, the larger the second-hand clothing market is, the more Japanese young people regard second-hand clothing as a fashion. However, the Chinese generally believe that only the poor wear second-hand clothing, and is very dirty. This is wrong thinking, second-hand clothing gains the highest consumption of clothing in the world. In developed countries, second-hand clothing is a symbol of popularity.

second-hand clothes in China

Chinese people have their own understanding of used clothes. In poor areas, people accept second-hand clothes. In cities or rich Chinese areas, people are ashamed to wear second-hand clothes. With the improvement of Chinese people’s living standard, people are less likely to accept second-hand clothes, and the waste of secondhand clothing is serious. What to do with old clothes has become one of the great problems of the Chinese people.

Imported from Japanese, they are all “unique‘’

Malaysian’s second-hand clothes are almost all imported from Japan, only a minority of clothes are imported from Europe and America as the sizes don’t fit. Besides its low price, the biggest advantage of second-hand clothing is that you barely happen to meet someone wearing the same clothes. Their imported clothes are almost unique, even if customers like a certain one, the size may not be suitable.

Imported from China, they are all “unique”

Most of Africa’s second-hand clothes come from China because of the large quantity and good quality of China’s used clothes. In addition, the price of second-hand clothes is relatively low. Moreover, second-hand clothes are sorted by the professional sorting team of the export company (Hissen ,Zagumi), so the advantage of second-hand clothes is that you can hardly see the same clothes, and the clothes are oversize, which is very suitable for African people to wear.

Got rid of foreign force thinking, second-hand clothing in Japan has gained Malaysian-Chinese customers

According to Malaysia’s Guangming Daily:  second-hand clothing is quite popular in Europe, America, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The customers of second-hand clothing shops in Malaysia are no longer mainly Asian teenagers but Ethnic Chinese. Some second-hand T-shirts sell for only 1 Ringgit (Malaysian currency), but not all second-hand clothes are cheap. Some limited second hand clothes in thematic stores are even expensive than new clothes.

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