- November 12, 2021 at 9:49 am #575291ElizabethParticipantRegistered On: October 7, 2021Topics: 32Replies: 401Has thanked: 2608 timesBeen thanked: 1853 times
- November 17, 2021 at 11:34 pm #577237Paula FDuchessRegistered On: August 7, 2019Topics: 17Replies: 1588Has thanked: 30521 timesBeen thanked: 6550 times
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.
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- November 14, 2021 at 8:36 pm #576181Alison AndersonDuchessRegistered On: October 15, 2018Topics: 11Replies: 699Has thanked: 556 timesBeen thanked: 3051 times
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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- November 14, 2021 at 11:25 am #576027Cerys BurtonLadyRegistered On: February 2, 2021Topics: 59Replies: 188Has thanked: 204 timesBeen thanked: 1427 times
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.
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- November 13, 2021 at 10:28 am #575722Alicen ThairmsLadyRegistered On: July 15, 2019Topics: 47Replies: 381Has thanked: 1475 timesBeen thanked: 1124 times
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.
- November 13, 2021 at 2:05 am #575580Katie PlowrightLadyRegistered On: October 15, 2021Topics: 4Replies: 143Has thanked: 634 timesBeen thanked: 783 times
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- November 12, 2021 at 3:22 pm #575407AnonymousTopics: 0Replies: 0Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 0 times
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.
- November 12, 2021 at 2:49 pm #575377Rayna CarlianDuchessRegistered On: March 4, 2020Topics: 3Replies: 368Has thanked: 521 timesBeen thanked: 1258 times
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…
- November 12, 2021 at 2:38 pm #575369Alice UnderwireLadyRegistered On: September 16, 2019Topics: 90Replies: 4664Has thanked: 6922 timesBeen thanked: 11768 times
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- November 12, 2021 at 2:14 pm #575360Angela BoothLadyRegistered On: August 1, 2020Topics: 7Replies: 772Has thanked: 2855 timesBeen thanked: 3899 times
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.
- November 12, 2021 at 10:51 am #575311SylviaLadyRegistered On: October 10, 2021Topics: 1Replies: 586Has thanked: 13997 timesBeen thanked: 2557 times
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.
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- November 12, 2021 at 10:30 am #575309ElizabethLadyRegistered On: October 7, 2021Topics: 32Replies: 401Has thanked: 2608 timesBeen thanked: 1853 times
What about shoes Marti? Some people wouldn’t buy from them.
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- November 12, 2021 at 10:49 am #575310MartiDuchessRegistered On: February 5, 2019Topics: 55Replies: 849Has thanked: 4218 timesBeen thanked: 4058 times
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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.
- November 12, 2021 at 2:49 pm #575375Laura LovettLadyRegistered On: March 26, 2020Topics: 38Replies: 1565Has thanked: 5074 timesBeen thanked: 7792 times
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.
- November 12, 2021 at 10:04 am #575299DuchessRegistered On: February 5, 2019Topics: 55Replies: 849Has thanked: 4218 timesBeen thanked: 4058 times
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.
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