Salinas, CA, August 28, 2019 - The sale of secondhand goods — often called recommerce — is the fastest growing retail sector in the country. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, GlobalData PLC estimates that secondhand sales will double to $51 billion by 2023, up from $24 billion last year.
The well-stocked stores of Goodwill Central Coast are a big part of this trend, featuring the same name brands offered at department stores — at a fraction of the price.
Shoppers ages 18 to 37 (a large majority of them women) are driving this shift, inspired by everyday low prices, the high quality of items and the eco-friendly benefits of shopping secondhand.
Studies show that consumers, on average, buy 60 percent more clothing than they did 15 years ago, but keep the items only half as long. This has resulted in more waste, and an increase in greenhouse gases due to the energy and resources it takes to produce all that clothing.
Goodwill Central Coast shoppers can enjoy guilt-free retail therapy, knowing every purchase supports job training programs and promotes reuse, keeping useful items out of our landfills and reducing the need for scarce natural resources.
Stores throughout Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties offer unique finds at unbeatable prices — from that perfect vintage jacket to a pair of name-brand shoes. You never know what treasure you might find.
Looking for the very best deals? Check out our daily 50 percent off color tag sales to find huge savings on quality items. Shop in your neighborhood, or online, as the Goodwill virtual store can lead you to that perfect item without leaving your home.
Goodwill Central Coast builds lives, families and communities by helping people with employment needs become successful, supported by innovative enterprises that preserve the Earth’s resources.
Each year Goodwill assists more than 10,150 job seekers get back to work and reclaim financial and personal independence. It provides a positive learning environment that creates brighter futures through connecting people to meaningful work. For more information visit www.ccgoodwill.org.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901