This post by Jennifer Flaten
Shopping at resale shops or consignment shops isn’t for everyone, but I love it. It goes beyond the cost savings, which is frankly enormous, for me, it more about the hunt.
Yes, I could go to the mall, or better yet the internet, and find exactly what I want. The exact size, color etc within in seconds…maybe minutes if I am looking for something truly unique, put it in the cart, hit check out and have my item.
Instead, I prefer to troll through the resale shops, I have a list of favorite ones. Of course, you can’t go into a resale shop thinking you will walk out with a pair of black pants. They might not have black pants. The best approach is to go in with an idea of what you want-Nothing specific just general idea, for example dress clothes, a cozy sweater, a new pair of shoes.
It’s like treasure hunting you never know what you will find. I found a pair of gorgeous real leather designer boots for $5. These boots retail for over $100. It’s like winning the lottery and discovering the pharaoh’s tomb all wrapped up in one for me.
Actually, that is what I love most about it, is finding an expensive item, sometime you can tell it was never worn for a price that no department store could ever hope to match, not even on their most crazy black Friday sales.
Also, I love the idea of reusing items. We, I mean humans as a whole, waste many things. Walk into any resale shop and you will be overwhelmed by the amount of clothes available.
Great for the shopper and I love that people choose to recycle their clothes. Just because you don’t like that sweater your mother-in-law gave you or those perfectly good pants don’t fit anymore doesn’t mean you should throw them away.