2nd hand shops

Have you ever bought clothing or shoes from a 2nd hand shop?

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      Paula F
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      I have bought probably several thousands of dollars in clothing and accessories plus books and other items from 2d hand and charity shops over the years.  Dresses, skirts, blouses, jewelry , etc.

      I won’t buy things like used shoes,  lingerie or wigs.  Just doesn’t seem ‘right somehow.

      PaulaF

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      Dani Grand
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      Several times. It is awesome way to get some very nice clothing for short money.

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      Definitely, you can find some great deals in there. I bought 2 pairs of jeans one day still had the original store tags on them.

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      Alison Anderson
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      I’ve shopped a couple of times.  I found a red skirt green top I (which wear sometimes in guy mode) which was originally bought for an Italian party.  I bought a couple of skirts there, including my first jeans skirt.  I found a formal outfit there.  My best bargain was a woman’s red woolen trench coat for $14.00.  It’s very nice for going out on dressy winter occasions.  I just wore it last night out to dinner with some friends.

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      Kimberly Ann Victoria
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      Yes I have bought dresses, skirts, heels and blouses from Goodwill, I love going there

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      Cerys Burton
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      My wife and I often visit small towns and/or cities for days out. In the more wealthy (posher) areas, the charity shops have some amazing clothes for very little money. The down side is tha wealthier people tend to have better lifestyles so the sizes tend to be smaller. We’re both quite large (UK 18 to 20)… So posh areas have the clothes but not the sizes. Where we live has the sizes, but rarely the clothes.
      Still, the fun of the hunt is what it’s all about 🙂

      We have bought some amazing stuff from charity shops.

      Cerys.

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      Michelle Isgurly
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      I just bought 2 pair of womans jeans last week for $20, always good deals there

       

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      Alicen Thairms
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      I go round the local charity shops every couple of weeks, I get most of my clothes in them – I need a large size (UK 24) and there are few items that turn up that I like;  I just have to keep looking.  Occasionally I buy some items online which I need – this year I bought myself a couple of summer dresses.

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      Katie Plowright
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      I have been in a few in my area, the assistants around here tend to ask can I help you when I’m browsing tops etc in drab. Unfortunately it’s not a friendly “can help you either “.

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      Rusty Zimmer
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      I often shop at second hand stores. They are convenient when looking for things from awhile ago, or when trying a “new” look. Why pay full retail when you are exploring to find “your” look.

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      Many times. Use to pay full price for things from stores then decided to start looking at thrift stores plus found out about few months ago local good will stores gives discounts to seniors every wed. Found things even with tags still on them from original stores.

      Donna

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      Rayna Carlian
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      I think that most of us have taken a trip to a vintage/goodwill/2nd hand type store at some point.

      Many of us are “girls on a buget”, especially if we are totally in the closet from a spouse or family.

      I even found it useful to buy things at a shop like this while trying to determine my style/sizes/ options.

      I don’t shop at thrift shops now, but I do have a Vintage store in San Jose that I like for some of the fun throwback things I didn’t get to wear as a 90’s chick.

      Have some fun, try some cheaper options, and when you’re done with them…donate them to another CD coming up…

      Dress on!

      XOXO

      Rayna

       

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      Alice Underwire
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      Hi Elizabeth,

      I’ve seen many brand new items with tags attached at second hand shops.  Yes, never been worn.

      Alice

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      Prudence
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      Some of my favorite clothes have been found in second hand shops. I like yard sales also,  Hugs

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      Angela Booth
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      I like to have a rummage every now and again. There are often some little gems to be found as it isn’t just clothes and shoes. I have picked up some nice jewelry, bags and accessories.

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      Sylvia
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      Dear Elizabeth ,

      I really don´t know any second hand shops for shoes or clothing around here.

      As for size , my Women shoe size is about 42 , that’s a 9-9,5 in the UK/US I think.

      My clothes size is in the larger spectrum so I think finding something in my size , second hand , would be difficult.

      On another note , I picked up some pantyhose today in a major department store being in my male mode. The sales lady never even blinked an eye ! I’m still a bitt nervous when I buy female garments for myself but over the past few weeks , I have become more and more relaxed about it. It’s becoming less and less of a big deal for me.

      Love Sylvia.

       

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    • #575309
      Elizabeth
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      What about shoes Marti? Some people wouldn’t buy from them.
      Liz

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        Marti
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        It wouldn’t bother me to buy second hand shoes, but I’ve never spotted ones I like in  the right size. I’ve had plenty of false alarms, but … no luck.

        Just curious though – what would be the reason(s) not to buy them?

         

        Marti xxx

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        • #575314
          Elizabeth
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          Was running past my friend, she wasn’t discouraging me, but she said her grandmother wouldn’t let them use these shops because she thought they could catch skin cancer or get something from footwear.
          I know she’ll support me regarding any decision I make.
          Liz

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          • #575375
            Laura Lovett
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            I’m not a doctor, but cancers aren’t contagious.

            Cancer cells from one person’s body cannot survive in another’s – and it’s not passed on in breath either, because it’s not bacterial or viral.

            Yet another urban myth destroyed – Ka-pow!!!

            I have found a surprising number of pairs of size 9 (EU 43) shoes in charity shops, and love all the ones that actually fitted…

            The remainder I donated to Macmillan cancer support.

            Macmillan provided care for my mother when a brain tumour took her away far too early, so I am keen to support them in kicking that beyatch’s butt.

            Love Laura

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    • #575299
      Marti
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      Hi Elizabeth,

      Yep from time to time. It’d be easier if I fitted a smaller size, and there would be more choice. I went through the usual phase of ‘generally’ looking in the women’s section, to inspecting more closely, to buying. There are some lovely bargains to be had, but no guarantees, you just have to keep looking.

       

      Marti xxx

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