A new vertical comes of age in Germany

24 Jul 2012
That it happened in affluent Germany may be surprising to some. That it happened so fast, will be surprising to all. We're talking about the birth and first steps of a new classifieds vertical called "pre-loved fashion", or simply secondhand clothes, shoes and accessories. The first portal in this field launched in Germany in 2008. In recent months the number of portals enabling users t

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on Aimgroup.com and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 31 years of experience in business journalism to the team - the last 18 years focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with the AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, content manager, and copy editor. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 23 colleagues in 23 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.