Shopping secondhand may take time but there are so many advantages to it! After years of helping women with their closets I can honestly say there are so many clothes out there that are in new or like new condition that end up at consignment or thrift stores. Taking items to consignment is a way to make a little money and pass your items on in a responsible way where they don’t end up in the landfill. If you aren’t worried about getting any money back for the items then there are so many great thrift shops that support wonderful causes that you can donate to. And the best part is that someone else benefits from something that was just taking up space in your closet and never being worn.
What are some of the biggest benefits of shopping secondhand?
-You can try a variety of brands all in one place and you may even discover brands you didn’t know about.
-Once you identify the brands that fit you best you can look for those specific brands in the future.
-If you have an item, style or brand that is no longer made sometimes you can find these gems hidden at consignment and thrift shops.
-You have the opportunity to buy brands that are higher end and better quality for a fraction of the price.
-If you need some transitional pieces for weight fluctuations ( as many women struggle with, myself included) then you can buy some staple pieces at an affordable price.
-If you have a special occasion that requires an outfit you are not likely to wear often you can buy secondhand to stay within a budget and not have to spend money on something new.
I hope these tips helped and you are inspired to buy secondhand or at least do some browsing! Its’ fun to see what you might find!
Some of my favorite local shops are:
Pennies for Change Thrift Store, Durham, NC
My Secret Closet, Hillsborough,NC
The Stock Exchange, Chapel Hill, NC