TikTok, Trend Cycles, and Thrift: The Contrast between Consumerism and Digital Landscapes

Growing up in a lower-class, single-parent household throughout the 2000s, thrift stores were my family‚Äôs go-to shop for anything short of food and toiletries. Throughout my childhood, Aeropostale and Hollister branded shirts and hoodies were at their peak popularity, and needless to say, my mix and match vintage outfits weren’t up to par with many…

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