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Used Stuff Is the Next Big Trend in Christmas Shopping

More than half of Americans are open to getting pre-owned gifts this season as thrifting goes corporate. 

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This holiday season, most of the Christmas presents Akil McLeod buys for his family members will have already belonged to someone else.

It’s a shopping habit that McLeod, who turns 30 on Christmas Day, has been practicing for nearly a decade. Last year, he gave his wife a green leather jacket that he bought at a garage sale and fits like a glove. Once, he shocked his mom with a vintage Gucci purse.