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  • Pre-loved fashion is good enough for Brits
  • Pre-loved fashion is good enough for Brits
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Pre-loved fashion is good enough for Brits

We no longer crave the new. Half of online shoppers in the UK visit eBay each month and the site's fashion category attracts 4.5 million people. Luxury goods re-seller Vestiaire Collective has discovered that British women are leading the way for buying and selling pre-loved clothes online.



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