The Sims 4 High School Years expansion adds a “virtual thrift store” created by Depop
Later this month, Depop fashion market clothes will be available in an expansion pack for The Sims 4 called High school years (Going through Polygon). Depop describes itself as a “circular” and “community-powered” online resale site and app that allows users to buy and sell vintage clothing, mostly at discounted rates.
The expansion pack will feature Sims characters going through the “roller coaster of puberty,” with events like prom, school pranks, and the ability to cut classes.
Teenage Sims now have a chance to become a fashion “Simfluencer” and earn Simoleons, the in-game currency, using an app like Depop called Trendi. The Simfluencer will be able to purchase their items from an in-game thrift store named Thriftea and curate their own outfits to set trends.
The clothes featured in the game will be designed by real Depop sellers like Lapoze McTribouy (@judaku), Sha’an d’Anthes (@furrylittlepeach) and Selena Williams (@selenasshop), bringing different styles inspired by their shops.
“The collaboration with Depop for The Sims 4 years high school The expansion pack allowed us to bring unique and creative looks that reflect today’s fashion trends and how Gen Z buys and shares fashion, to provide players with an authentic gaming experience as they ‘they help their Sims get the most out of their teenage years,’ said Sims Brand Manager Julia Victor.
The Sims 4 years high school will be available on Thursday, July 28 via Xbox, PlayStation, Steam and EA Origin.