Forbes – How Carousell, one of the largest secondhand marketplaces in South East Asia, is handling the pandemic

Traditional, affluent Asian boomers have typically turned away from secondhand goods. It’s a cultural taboo: used items carried bad spirits or the energy of its previous owner. And a social stigma was attached that anything pre-owned was for the impecunious. Fast forward to today, secondhand goods ironically are now perceived as tasteful vintage items as millennials find joy in thrifting virtually on mobile marketplaces.