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The foundation of the fashion industry has been built on brands and retailers persuading women to re-fill their closets, investing in "must haves" each season. But this premise is losing ground as consumers realize they need neither brand new outfits to look stylish nor follow the fashion dictates of magazine editors. The Internet is filled with blogs and Instagram feeds to get ideas aplenty. Shoppers are flocking to online consignment sellers to find unique items and deals, eschewing department and specialty stores. [read full article]

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