Mr. Rogers and Kurt Cobain Are Driving Countless Americans to a Life of Cardigans

A report released today by the social resale site Poshmark (with the unimpeachable title “Name a More Iconic Duo: Mr. Rogers & The Cardigan”) confirms the sweater’s annus mirabilis. The forthcoming Mr. Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood, starring noted sneaker influencer Tom Hanks, has skyrocketed the open-front knit to new heights of popularity and national adoration: since the premiere of the film at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, men’s searches for cardigan on Poshmark increased 79%, and purchases on the platform increased a whopping 108%.

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Secondhand clothes making a comeback via apps

“These clothes have been sitting in my closet for a while….it’s amazing that my fashion gets to live on,” said Golden resident Sheila DeForest, who’s made a small business out of selling clothes on the website and app Poshmark. “It’s like Instagram for fashion, so you basically take a photo of your item and list it in your closet; our stores are called ‘closets,’” Deforest said.

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Make extra cash on used fashion with peer-to-peer app

A Vancouver woman has discovered a way to part with some of her gently used clothes and make money doing it, too. Jessica Luxe has a taste for fashion and wanted to find a new home for some items she wanted to recycle. So she signed up with Poshmark, an app for those who are passionate about fashion. “I’ve been on the app for two months and I’ve made $1,500,” said Luxe.

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