Perhaps you can recall beck to the mid 1980s when a clothing trend developed in Japan that left entrepreneurial Americans scouring second hand stored for used Nike high top sneakers. Back then there was no Internet auction sites, so the shoes had to be shipped directly to Japanese retailers who were selling them for up to $600 per pair.
New Online Auction Sites
Now however; while that crazy trend has passed, new fashion trends are continually developing in the online used clothing market and this time individuals are cashing in by selling direct to the consumer. They are doing so on a number of Internet auction sites such as Ebay and fresh newer sites that have been developed by Yahoo, Amazon and a few others.
New Online Barter Sites Don’t Use Money
Also, online barter sites have been developed that allow people to trade clothing straight across, with no cash changing hands other than what is agreed upon for shipping. These sites allow men and women to exchange clothing with one another as a way of keeping their wardrobes fresh without having to reach into their wallets.
Stay Ahead of the Trends
All this interest and activity in the online clothing trade has also led to the development of websites that offer information and insight into online clothing market trends as they are emerging. By visiting these websites, Internet entrepreneurs can get a head start on clothing marketing trends in their early stages long before they have ran their course.
Crazy Global Used Clothing Market Trends
Perhaps you have seen those loud polyester shirts with long collars that were so popular in the disco era of the late 1970s. For years they could be procured in second hand stores anywhere in the U.S. for around 75 cents each. Not any more though and nether can certain types of short sleeved “Hawaiian” shirts, because in recent years obsessed European fashion fanatics have been paying $25 each for them. Its even worse for the Hawaiian shirts because some of them sell online for as much as $600 depending on the make and model.