November 18, 2008

Thrift Store Wondering

I know there are a lot of people who refuse to shop at thrift stores, but I'm wondering why? There is a thrift store here in Independence, Kansas that's called Community Thrift Closet. Every piece of clothing is only $1.

While I don't mind shopping at the new stores like Catos or some of the stores in malls, I see nothing wrong with thrift stores. I know not every piece of clothing is going to be in the best shape, but if you know what to look for, you can avoid clothing that isn't in the best shape. There is plenty of life left in most used clothing.

And interestingly, most people get rid of their clothing because they've never worn it or have only wore it a few times. People that really love their clothing will wear it to the very end and most thrift stores that receive clothing, won't sell anything that isn't worth wearing.

And if you're a brand name clothing shopper, most thrift stores sell brand name clothing! My best friend who absolutely loves Tommy clothing can find the brand at Community Thrift Closet, and for $1 of course!!!!

Now here's something kind of scary. For those who don't shop at thrift stores for clothing because they simply don't know where that clothing item has been, think about this... When you shop for new clothing, most is tried on and put back on the rack.

Now what's even scarier is another blogger that I frequent, bought a pair of pants new. She got them home, started to put them on and noticed a crotch stain on them! Now of course there's the same possibility with thrift stores, but for both new and used clothing, you just need to remember to wash them before you wear them!!!

Another thing to think about. When you shop at thrift stores, you're helping the environment! We're told to reuse and recycle and this is a great way to do so! What do you think? Do you shop at thrift stores?

UPDATE:
Another blogger is having a thrift store clothing challenge. I was think about entering! CHECK OUT: The $10, 10 outfits, 10 weeks Challenge!