Fashionista reports that as people move out of big cities, fashion retail follows.

Even though many clothing rental companies saw a dip in orders since the pandemic first took hold of the U.S. last March, by last Summer, many customers had returned.

thredUP, an online consignment and thrift store, released the results of its 2021 Resale Report, conducted in partnership with third-party retail analytics firm GlobalData, and has found that “the post-pandemic consumer is embracing second-hand clothes.”

“Evidently, the pandemic birthed millions of new secondhand shoppers: 33 million consumers bought secondhand apparel for the first time in 2020. And according to surveys, 76% of those first-timers plan to increase their spend on secondhand in the next five years. In other words, the pandemic may have helped accelerate the growth of fashion resale even further. It also created more resellers: There were an estimated 36.2 million first-time sellers in 2020.”

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Nuancedream says: “I know pleated, wide leg pants aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but yay for tailored, informal pants. Katharine Hepburn and Diane Keaton wore them well.”

Rita Moreno is nemosmom’s hero of the week!

Fashintern couldn’t agree more with hebontheweb’s TikTok about women needing pockets.

Vildy is excited and fascinated by this wardrobe compass devised by m gets dressed: Analyzing Your Style with Graphs. She adds: she gives plenty of suggestions for X and Y axes and, of course, you can devise your own. Great for folks like me with years-long failed efforts at verbal style statements. I’ve been using it to help with deciding where I want the physical weight of my outfit to be.