What an interesting topic…
I am a frugal shopper and have never bought clothing for full price nor even brand new for years. In NZ we have a wonderful trading site called TradeMe (like e-bay but way better) where I have bought a bunch of stuff. Instead of purging clothing I don’t use or like anymore, I resell so I can buy more! Brilliant!
The more profit the better the fabric. Shoes are in the same category as I’m a size 12 but I can still find nice shoes if I have the patience.
The silicone I buy from China through AliExpress because the shipping is often free and the product is not too bad… certainly not in the Amoulux range but viable. Same with the wigs, though most of them are really pretty poor quality.
My wife is able to procure all of our cosmetics at wholesale price so we can afford the good stuff!
As for the future… who knows?
Poor Polly Pauper 😢😭