My daughters like to 'design' some of their own clothes, which often means they will be either cutting or adding something to their clothing. I have a hard time watching them alter a pair of jeans I just paid $50 for, so, I started going to the local thrift stores to buy newer looking, or vintage looking clothes in my kids' sizes, and they can design all they want without me worrying that expensive brand new clothes will be ruined. Bonus - they end up with original outfits that no one else at school has.
I also went to the local thrift stores after losing 50 pounds and going to lose 40 more. I didn't want to pay even Walmart prices for temporary clothes. I bought 12 shirts, a jacket and a sweater for under 40.00.
I absolutely LOVE thrift stores. I noticed that those "destroyed jeans" are back in style, and that stores like american eagle are selling them for around $50. I went to a thrift store and found a perfect pair for $1.50 and "destroyed" them myself.
I'm a great supporter of charity and thrift shops and have had many good bargains from them! At present though I'm not having much luck as I'm looking for a lady's sleeveless waistcoat - and not finfinding one! Unlike yur daughters, I'm not good at sewing but I think I shall just have to bite the bullet and make one myself!
I really don't do a lot of shopping. That probably has to do with me not having a lot of money (: I also live in a VERY small town, but I could check out some second hand shops. I've just never really thought about it! What a great idea! thanks a million!
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