Even though we’ve long known that creativity is the key to staying stylish and financially solvent, there was a time not so long ago that suggestions of frequenting thrift stores (Goodwill shout-out!) and holding clothing swapping parties were met by some with a resounding “meh”. The world has changed however, and the perception of “gently used” with it. According to a recent Bloomberg story , struggling retailers are fighting a new trend of frugality – yep, an old favorite of ours, the swap. Turns out the next generation, saddled with practically unprecedented economic challenges, are shopping less and swapping more.

via Swapping Replacing Shopping? Swaps On The Rise For Cash-Strapped Millenials – The Budget Fashionista.