Don’t forget about the thrift stores

December 31, 2011 by Karl

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Thrift stores are often over-looked, but can be a fantastic source of inexpensive fantastic clothing for the frugal and thrifty minded individual.

In today’s world of fashion, where “vintage clothing” has been coming back in force, does it really make sense to buy retail as a first resort? Have you checked out the local thrift shop lately? We are lucky to have several local thrift shops to choose from in the area that we live. Some are rag-tag places that haven’t swept the floors in years. Others are neat and clean and have just the same good deals.

The way children grow, it just doesn’t make sense to buy new clothes for them. Our growing daughter replaces her wardrobe at least every four months. Though we usually buy her shoes at retail stores, the bulk of her clothes are from the thrift shop, and no one would ever know the difference.

I was in need of a new suit, but not willing to pay the $200+ to get one retail. After hearing a pastor friend of mine say that he found a suit that fits him perfectly at the thrift shop, I thought I would give it a try. Sure enough, they had a suit that fit me perfectly for $15! To buy retail just didn’t make sense for the amount that I wear a suit.

I will write more about thrift shops in a future post.



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