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Whether or not Ms. Barrymore (aka Mrs. Kopelman) actually slogs through thrift-shop racks hunting precious outfits for daughters Olive and Frankie, who knows. What we can say with certainty, according to a survey commissioned by SF-based online consignment shop thredUP, is that 54 percent of Americans believe she is the most likely celebrity mom to do so. Julia Roberts, Kelly Clarkson and Jessica Alba are also thought to be fans of this type of eco-shopping—with 38 percent, 36 percent and 30 percent of the vote, respectively.
Another interesting nugget from the thredUP 2015 Back to School Survey (conducted by Kelton): 86 percent of regular-Jane/Joe parents would absolutely dress their children in secondhand clothing. Plus 27 percent said they would do so even on all-important school-picture day.
Naturally, all this bodes well for the virtual e-tailer specializing in selling gently used women's and kids clothing. And with back-to-school season pretty much here (seriously, where did summer go?), you may want to hop on the trend, and check out top brands like Crewcuts, Janie and Jack, Lily Pulitzer and Mini Boden for your li'l superstars. Another good reason to shop—thredUP just launched a program donating 5 percent of every purchase to the school of the shopper's choice. Schools in all 50 states are eligible. (Get more info.)
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