More than half of the people surveyed by the Australian Financial Quality Authority have bought their own clothes, and some say the trend is set to grow.
Photo: Supplied People are buying more clothing online and from online retailers, such as Forever 21 and L’Oreal, as well as online retailers such as Anthropologie and New Look.
“A lot of backpackers, they buy from a big company or an online retailer and they think they can buy more clothing and they’ll be happy,” Mr Karr said.
“But the reality is they don’t know where to go to buy clothes online or from a bigger company.”
They’re buying it online because they think it’s cheaper.
“If you look at a lot of the products you buy online, it’s mostly made by men.”
Mr Karp is not the only one who believes there is a growing demand for a more traditional Australian lifestyle.
“I have noticed a lot more backpackers buying from smaller online stores,” he said.
Photo, photo: AP “I think that there is definitely a lot growing online.”
Mr Ritchie said a lot people were now looking to buy more traditional products, like clothing.
“There’s also a lot buying from online stores, it really does make it a bit more expensive,” he explained.
“The internet really is changing the way we shop and it’s not just people from overseas that are buying it.”
“The trend is very much in favour of using a traditional product when it comes to clothing and accessories.”
Mr Loughlin said there were still a lot retailers who had the business model of selling online and that this was going to change.
“People are buying from big brands or big online retailers,” he noted.
“They’re trying to create the brand identity and their image.”
“But people have always been buying from small independent online stores and the internet is changing that.”