Have You Heard About Hand-Me-Ups?

We have all heard of hand-me-downs… Don’t you remember when you finally got the chance to nab your big brother’s awesome leather jacket or that dreaded moment when mom approached you with your older sister’s totally-not-cool polka-dotted sweater?

But have you heard about the hand-me-ups?

In today’s tech-driven world, it is no surprise that our tech-driven Millennials are intent on getting their hands on the most up-to-date pieces of technology — whether it be one of the new Ultrabooks like Dell’s XPS 13, new Skull Candy headphones or the latest Nook.

But then you might wonder what happens to the other pair of headphones and the other laptop.

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Top 10 Trends of 2012

Every year I put together a list of predictions. Here’s my predictions for 2012.

1. Conscious Consumption — Millennials are still consuming. The recession proved to be more of a reset button, allowing them to focus on what’s important. Brands like TOMS shoes and FEED are examples of how Millennials are purchasing great products while supporting philanthropic causes at the same time. This is a trend that’s here to stay.

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