In this Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 photo, Vara Pikor returns some items to a "Rent The Runway" store in New York. Vikor is wearing some of the items she rents from the company, including her dress and earrings. Now a booming $1 billion business, the clothing rental sector is expected to reach $2.5 billion by 2023, says research firm GlobalData. But for traditional retailers, the economics of renting affordable clothing pose significant challenges.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


Rent the Runway Files for IPO, But Is Clothing Rental in the Eco Hot Seat?

A study condemning rental clothing behavior sparked new questions and challenges on circular fashion models.

clock July 21, 2021Kaley Roshitsh and Natalie Theodosi

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Today’s ‘Gossip Girl’ Fans Want Thrift and a New ThredUp Partnership Will Provide It

“Gossip Girl” costume designer Eric Daman has linked with resale shop ThredUp for styling boxes to give fans “on-screen looks sustainably.”

clock July 15, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

An Hermès bag sold by Rebag.


How Luxury Handbag Resale Platform, Rebag, Is Using AI to Grow Its Base

Rebag, with a stock of nearly 25,000 bags, is introducing a new AI technology that it hopes will promote a circular economy on its site.

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PacSun Enters Resale, McCartney’s Animal Parade Hits Times Square: Short Takes

This week in sustainability, PacSun launched a resale service, Stella McCartney continues fur-free advocacy and Bluesign updates its approved chemicals list.

clock July 7, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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Phipps Heads to Rose Bowl Flea Market

The Paris-based label will host a booth for its Phipps Gold Label line of customized vintage pieces on July 11 in tandem with retailer Departamento.

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Fashionphile Is Building a New York HQ as Resale Takes Hold

Fashionphile will map out a 60,000-square-foot East Coast headquarters adding 150 jobs in luxury re-commerce to New York.

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Allbirds’ New Sustainability ‘Flight Plan,’ Farfetch and ThredUp Link, Econyl Goes D-to-c: Short Takes

This week in sustainability, Allbirds announces new goals, Farfetch links with ThredUp and Econyl fiber maker steps into direct-to-consumer.

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Secondhand Market May be Twice the Size of Fast Fashion by 2030, Says ThredUp

Fast fashion and “sustainable” clothing are increasingly losing to resale, according to ThredUp’s latest report.

clock June 23, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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Target Sets Latest Sustainability Goals

The formula includes increasing circular design, eliminating waste and promoting equity among the workforce.

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1stDibs Sees Shares Jump on Nasdaq Debut

Building on the resale momentum, the luxury marketplace went for an IPO to explore new growth avenues and raise capital.

clock June 10, 2021Natalie Theodosi

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Social Impact

‘Fashion Avengers’ Are the Latest Star-Filled Social Media Push for Sustainability

Burberry and Pangaia are among the brands taking up the Fashion Avengers social campaign to champion sustainable fashion for the first year.

clock June 10, 2021Kaley Roshitsh

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Galaxy’s Fashion Resale Marketplace Is Almost Here

Galaxy, the first fashion resale marketplace powered by live video, launches this month.

clock June 10, 2021Victor Vaughns Jr.

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Outdoor Poised to Lead Resale, New Data on Microplastic Emissions: Short Takes

This week in sustainability: why outdoor leads resale adoption, manufacturers “unaware” of microplastics and circularity campaigns on rise.

clock June 9, 2021Kaley Roshitsh



Lululemon Athletica Continues to Outperform as Store Traffic Returns

The retailer remains on course to open between 45 and 50 new stores this year as the digital business also continues to grow.

clock June 3, 2021Kellie Ell

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The Outside View: Tech-Turbocharged Thrift Has Only One Way to Go

SSA’s Chris Ventry on where re-commerce is headed with the rise of The RealReal, Poshmark and ThredUp.

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