Used clothes are setting a new trend in fashion retail.
Nordstrom has just started selling used clothes, shoes, and accessories. In doing so, it is joining other retailers in offering a climate-friendly alternative to fast fashion. The resale market is growing fast, attracting shoppers from multiple age groups and indicating a shift in attitude toward disposable fashion.
Video Spotlight: Nordstrom Sells Secondhand Clothes
This post is based on The Washington Post article, Old Clothes, New Customers: Nordstrom Becomes Latest Big Retailer to Sell Secondhand Items, by A. Bhattarai, January 31, 2020, and the YouTube video, Nordstrom Hoping Used Clothing Business Will Attract New Customers, by WCCO – CBS Minnesota, January 30, 2020. Image source: Adisa/Shutterstock.
1. What are the societal factors responsible for the trend of selling used clothes along with new ones?
Guidance: The factors responsible for this trend include increased environmental consciousness; a need for higher-quality, longer-lasting clothes; a preference for designer clothes at lower prices; and a growing contempt for excessive consumption.
2. Is the practice of placing used clothing items alongside new ones a wise layout option for Nordstrom?
Guidance: Although personal opinions on this matter vary, it seems Continue reading