July 17, 2024



Shein: The secretive Chinese brand dressing Gen Z

BBC News

By Lora Jones
Business reporter, BBC News

It’s a familiar sight scrolling through YouTube, TikTok and Instagram: A teenager dumps a “haul” of clothing from Shein on her bed, trying on each outfit in turn for likes and followers.

The popularity of the Chinese fast fashion firm has exploded during the pandemic. But if you’re over 30? Odds are you haven’t heard of it.

Targeting trend (and cost) conscious shoppers on social media, the online-only giant adds a staggering 6,000 new items to its range daily.

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