- Young adults and teenagers are beginning side-hustles selling thrift clothing on Instagram.
- Business Insider spoke to thrift entrepreneur Julia Shum, proprietor of Low Tide Thrift, to learn how she units her store aside on Instagram.
- Shum has greater than 36,000 followers and sometimes makes greater than $1,000 per 30 days.
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Young adults are making headlines for selling thrift clothing, hacking Instagram into a modern-day eBay, and making upwards of $300 for some classic finds.
This side hustle appears to embody a lot of GenZ’s purpose-driven buying habits, pragmatic values, and digital affluence. The internet-dependent era is the most important within the US and influences $600 billion in spending globally, in accordance to a research by Business Wire.
In an age of good eyebrows and Gucci belts, there’s an opposing subset of shoppers on Instagram choosing a extra pure and laid-back fashion. As Noa Ortiz defined in UC Berkeley’s Caliber Magazine, thrifting has infiltrated Instagram “as a reaction against the high maintenance and plain expensive image of beauty that Instagram culture pumps out.”
GenZ thrifters sometimes promote to an eco-conscious surfer/skateboarder sort, the antithesis of the Jenner-Kardashian clan, the modern-day rulers of Insta-fame. These thrift outlets promote light, XL t-shirts from surf manufacturers like O’Neill and Roxy, Levi’s denim ‘mother’ shorts, and outsized college sweatshirts.
Business Insider spoke to thrift entrepreneur Julia Shum, proprietor of Low Tide Thrift, to learn how she units her store aside on Instagram. Her earnings varies relying on her finds, however most months, she makes greater than $1,000.