Top Swap.com Trends of 2016: Looking Back on the Most–and Least–Popular Purchases

From the Cubs winning the World Series to the loss of ‘80s rock icons, 2016 has had ups and downs. As the year comes to a close, we wanted to look back on which fashion choices were your favorites and which ones fell flat at Swap.com. Taking into consideration clothing type, colors and brands, the Swap.com team compiled top-line findings of the most–and least–popular purchases of 2016. For example, would you have guessed California bought more bodysuits last year than any other state?

The Highs and Lows of 2016…
In 2016, the Top 10 most popular purchases on Swap.com nationwide included basic fashion staples no closet should be without. We also highlighted the states that purchased the most of these hot items.

Top 10 Most Popular Clothing Items
1. Shirts: #1 State – Wyoming
2. Dresses: #1 State – Texas
3. Shorts: #1 State – Texas
4. Jeans: #1 State – Wyoming
5. Blouses: #1 State – Texas
6. Tank Tops: #1 State – Vermont
7. Sweaters: #1 State – Wisconsin
8. T-shirts: #1 State – Utah
9. Skirts: #1 State – Utah
10. Jackets: #1 State – Washington

Blue vs. Yellow
The most popular color of 2016 was blue. The most popular piece of clothing purchased in blue was–not surprisingly–jeans, followed by shirts, shorts, dresses and t-shirts.

The least popular color of 2016 was yellow. The most popular pieces of clothing purchased in yellow were shirts, dresses, tank tops, t-shirts and bodysuits.

Beloved Brands!
The most popular brand purchased from Swap.com was Old Navy with Vermont loving it the most. Check out the brands that made it into our Top 10 purchases for the year along with their loyal state, which bought this brand more than any other in 2016.

1. Old Navy: #1 State – Vermont
2 Carter’s: #1 State – Wyoming
3. Gymboree: #1 State – New Mexico
4. Gap: #1 State – Vermont
5. The Children’s Place: #1 State – North Dakota
6. Faded Glory: #1 State – Arizona
7. Motherhood Maternity: #1 State – Colorado
8. Cherokee: #1 State – Utah
9. Baby Gap: #1 State – Maryland
10. Disney: #1 State – South Dakota

Purchase Pre-Owned Goods Over Brand New
As a purveyors of pre-owned clothing and household goods, we want to celebrate the states that made the most purchases on Swap.com last year. Here are the Top 5.
1. California
2. Texas
3. Florida
4. New York
5. Pennsylvania

For these states, shirts and dresses from Old Navy ranked among the most popular purchases. However, we were more curious to see which clothing items didn’t make an impression on our most active customers. Below are the least favorite clothing items for 2016.
1. California: Shrugs, footed pajamas and sweater vests
2. Texas: Bodysuits, leggings and cardigans
3. Florida: Snow Boots, thermal underwear, wrist warmers and suspenders
4. New York: Polos, sweatpants, overalls and jean shorts
5. Pennsylvania: Rompers, Hoodies, jumpsuits and shorts

While fashion choices vary greatly from person to person, Swap.com has you covered with nearly two million unique items to shop. Discover your one-of-a-kind treasure treasure today and save 40% off select items.

Shop Women’s and save 40%
Shop Men’s and save 40%

We look forward to serving you in 2017. Happy New Year!

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Find Your Little Black Dress for Less

In 1926, Coco Chanel made one of the greatest contributions to fashion by creating the Little Black Dress. Affectionately referred to as LBD, it wasn’t until 1961 that Audrey Hepburn turned this simple and sophisticated garment from a novelty into a universal staple when she wore it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Elegant yet simple, versatile and accessible, this iconic fashion staple has found its way into virtually every woman’s closet.

With New Year’s Eve parties right around the corner, women across the country are scrambling to find the perfect dress to ring in 2017. For those in a fashion frenzy, I have good news! Swap.com has more than 20,000 Little Black Dresses and thousands of these showstoppers are New with Tags (NWT), which means they’ve never been worn!

Secondhand does not mean second best. When you buy from Swap.com, you can breathe easier knowing no one else will be rocking your look as our dresses are one-of-a-kind. Now that you know where to shop, you can focus on turning heads with your signature style. And don’t feel too smug knowing you spent less than $20 on the perfect Little Black Dress that looks like a million bucks.

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‘Tis the Season for Ugly Holiday Sweaters

Now that the holiday season has finally arrived, so has the need for that obligatory ugly holiday sweater. In honor of these festivities and National Ugly Sweater Day on December 16, Swap.com is celebrating this tradition by providing thousands of used and vintage looks that even Grandma would approve.

Spending $40 to $50 on a brand new ugly sweater you’ll only wear once isn’t ideal. Lucky for you, Swap.com has a plethora of pre-owned, one-of-a-kind monstrosities to choose from this season for under $20. Be sure to make an impression at your next Ugly Sweater Holiday party by donning a sweater from Swap.com. Our sweaters are so fun and ugly, we’re affectionately referring to them as ‘Fugly’.

The ‘fugly’ fun doesn’t stop there! You could win $25 to shop Swap.com by participating in our 12 Days of Ugly Sweaters sweepstakes. For more information on how to win, visit the Swap.com Facebook page.

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Do Politics Play a Role in Your Personal Fashion?

With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, the candidate’s personal style has been an ongoing talking point for politicos, pundits and news anchors. For those of us interested in a less serious spin on politics and fashion, Swap.com has revealed how the style preferences between Republicans and Democrats compare this election cycle. Check out the most popular picks among liberals and conservatives.
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How to Gain Self-Esteem in the Workplace to Get the Job You Want

Just about everyone dreams of moving forward in their careers. In almost every industry, people start at the bottom of the corporate ladder and work their way up to the top. Self-esteem plays a vital role in displaying the qualities in you need to succeed, so learning how to feel better about yourself is a career-booster. Here are some tips for gaining self-esteem at work and landing that promotion.

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