Right now, most people are thinking “spring”, but I’m thinking about 25% sales tax and the next who knows how many long, dark winters in Northern Europe after I’ve sworn for years that I’d move somewhere warm.
Today, sweaters were 50% off at Goodwill, so I stocked up for my new life abroad! New, $16.50 might have bought half of one of these sweaters, maybe not even, and as usual, they’re all barely worn, a couple might have never been worn…
When I divulge my thrift shopping ways, people are usually either repulsed or intrigued. Personally, I don’t understand the perceived shame of it, especially since I’m often complimented on my fashion sense, and not counting shoes, most of my outfits cost less than $20.
Buying second hand is better for the environment, plus it supports charity, so shame is a real stretch for me. Buying mostly brand name clothes for dimes on the dollar has saved me hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.