• From Marketing Daily:
"REI, which has long built a kind of garage-sale-and-gear-swap ethos into its retail formula, is taking the next step in used clothing. The company is opening its second Re/Supply, scheduled to debut late this summer in Clackamas, Oregon.
"The first Re/Supply store opened in Manhattan Beach, California, in 2020.
REI continues to offer a broad selection of used gear online, as younger consumers increasingly expect secondhand items to be on offer."
The story notes that "rival Patagonia also actively encourages people to shop its Worn Wear collection, launched in 2017. The North Face offers the North Face Renewed line. And even newcomers to the industry, like Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Public Lands concept, are buying back gently used gear as part of a larger sustainability message."