A Deeper Look At The Difference Between Men’s And Women’s Resale

by MR Magazine Staff

Resale represents an increasingly important segment of the fashion industry, accounting for some $20 billion in annual turnover. What used to be a domain dominated by brick and mortar vintage shops and eBay is now populated by myriad digital marketplaces — including consignment giants like The RealReal, Vestiaire Collective, Rebag and StockX — and increasingly informal peer-to-peer transactions on sites like Depop, Poshmark and Grailed. There are many reasons for the popularity of secondhand buying and selling, not least of which is a desire to consume in a more responsible and sustainable way. However, there are also those who see an opportunity to make a profit through old clothes, and on the surface, there seems to be a gender gap of sorts when it comes to the buying and selling on peer-to-peer recommerce platforms. Men’s sneakers, rare ready-to-wear and archival designer pieces are often priced well above retail, while similar womenswear, whether luxury ready-to-wear and leather goods or more contemporary offerings, isn’t tagged with the same mark-up. Read more at Fashionista.