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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Second-hand Clothes--Stylish to be Poor

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Lately on TV talk shows there’s a big deal being made about “thrifty shopping” and saving $100s. One example, two ladies took in bags of clothes from their closets to a resale shop. One lady was offered $50 cash or $70 credit. She took the cash, and then went shopping, and excitedly spent $98.

Today, it’s the “Frugal Family” consisting of two parents and five children living on ~$35,000/year and paying off their second home. They live “under their means.” And have just published a book. Even the teenagers listed off brand name clothes they saved big on.

I’ll bet many of you practice thrifty shopping. I have forever. In fact Monday when I went to Prescott I scored a winter coat, Liz Claiborne, 100% wool outer and lining, leather collar, like new for $15. Later I discovered the original price tags in a pocket. Just made me love it more.

Please click to enlarge if you can't see these price drops

I guess I could have set a trend many years ago, if I was a trendy person. Almost all my clothes—and I have too many—and home decorations were bought second-hand at yard sales and thrift stores. Yet I don’t want too many people to know about this because they’ll beat me to all the good deals.

5 comments:

Karen said...

I love shopping the yard sales and thrift shops. Never know what you're going to find.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I've always like a bargain. I also grew up making my own clothes except nowadays I can't stand the cost of fabric. Most fabric I still buy on sale. It used to be cheaper to make it yourself.

Cheryl said...

I ALWAYS look at the thrift stores in the desert. I've found some really good buys there, especially on "horsey" coats and jackets! I have so many now, I probably need to weed some out! I also love to go to Old Navy and buy their $5 tee shirts! That is a lovely jacket!

Small City Scenes said...

You are right--this is nothing new. When one raises a family one has to be thrifty. MB

Susie of Arabia said...

I am a bargain hunter too. If it's not on sale, I usually don't even look. I have gotten some amazing steals at Thrift Shops.
I want to wish you the Happiest of Holidays and all the best in the New Year!

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