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Fashion: Second Life

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21 April 2021

Episode 497

30 minutes

The market for the resale and rental of clothing, accessories and luxury items is booming. This week, we meet Eshita Kabra-Davies, CEO and founder of UK rental platform By Rotation on why sharing is a great option to buying new and head to Hong Kong to meet Sarah Fung, CEO and founder of luxury resale platform Hula. Plus; New York Times Styles reporter Elizabeth Paton discusses trends and opportunities in the market.

21 April 2021

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Chapter 1

Elizabeth Paton, ‘The New York Times’ Styles

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The market for the rental and resale of clothing is seemingly booming. Elizabeth Paton of ‘The New York Times’ Styles section discusses why a host of big brands are getting involved in the sector.

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By Rotation

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Eshita Kabra-Davies is the founder and CEO of By Rotation, a social platform for renting clothing. Kabra-Davies started her career in investment and explains why she chose not to include an option to buy on the platform.

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Hula

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Sarah Fung is the CEO and founder of Hula, a luxury resale platform based on Hollywood Road in Hong Kong. Sarah previously worked as a buyer for Lane Crawford and explains why the view of second-hand clothing can be different in Asia.

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