The top eBay trends that shaped the past two decades

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We’ve just began a new decade and we take a look back at the top eBay trends that shaped our online shopping carts every year since 2000, according to search and sales data. We’ve seen trends in a range of categories including Pokémon, velour tracksuits, royal inspiration and fidget spinners. Each year’s biggest moments had shoppers searching online for their ‘must-haves’ across millions of brands, products, gadgets and more.

2019 shopping eBay trends

  • Sneakers – sales of sneakers increased in 2019 compared to the previous year. Air Jordans claimed the top spot with 171% more sales than competitors on eBay.
  • Pearls – These precious gems were desired accessory thanks to social media influencers. After Gigi Hadid was seen wearing a string of pearls, eBay saw a 21% rise in sales.
  • Game of Thrones – The hit TV series based on the books had fans buying all sorts of Merchandise.
  • Beyonce – All things Beyonce were trending after the release of ‘Homecoming’ and ‘The Lion King.’
  • Micro bags – Fanny packs spiked and popularity and bags miniature in size brought in sales as high as 65%.

two decades of shopping eBay trends

Below are some of the most popular trends that influenced our online shopping on eBay.com from the year 2000 to now.

  • 2000: Pokémon Merchandise
  • 2001: XBOX & iPod
  • 2002: Camera phones
  • 2003: Velour tracksuits
  • 2004: Friends Series merchandise
  • 2005: Reality TV merchandise
  • 2006: Tie-Dye clothing and accessories
  • 2007: The Simpsons merchanidise
  • 2008: Bold shoes like UGG boots & Crocs
  • 2009: Jersey Shore’s Guido inspired fashion
  • 2010: The iPad
  • 2011: Royal merchanidise
  • 2012: All things British
  • 2013: The next generation of Tech (PS4, HTC One, iPad Air)
  • 2014: The latest make-up and cosmetic kits from famous influencers
  • 2015: 3D flowers
  • 2016: Superhero merchandise (Deadpool, Batman, Captain America)
  • 2017: Fidget Spinners
    2018: Fanny packs and other micro bags

    It’s now 2020 and who knows what kinds of trends we will see through the new year and decade. Shoppers can head to eBay.com to shop a wide selection of items from every era.

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