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Old 04-08-2009, 06:33 PM
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I haven't bought any new clothes or shoes in 30 years, and I dress up daily like I'm making $100k a year. Between Savers, Goodwill, Salvation Army, Flea Markets, Garage and church sales (I go to the church sales in the ritzier areas of town and oftentimes have found clothing still in the wrapper, never used) I have lots of clothes, lots of used CD's, Dvd's, VHS tapes. All depends on your priorities in life.

I love to travel, and all savings go into trip funds and I'm one of the best-dressed of all travelers.
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:37 AM
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i bought an amazing, beautiful huge wardrobe at salvation army before on half-off day a few years ago. I mean the clothes were absolutely beautiful and things you would expect at couture or department stores, barely worn or new. they were all in fashion, as a matter of fact, i saw the same fashions in the department stores but i got ralph lauren, liz claiborne, dkny, hilfiger etc and some other very specialty or high design labels i can't remember. i got everything you could want from jeans, pants, shirts, t-shirts, formal shirts, dresses, skirts, jackets, sweaters, lingerie, some shoes etc. they were so pretty too. and the kids clothes, omg. if you had kids, what a deal. it was like shopping at macy's for pennies per clothing item. and if you were having a baby, omg, such cute precious clothes for dirt cheap and baby accessories. go to any department store and the infant clothes were name brands that would cost twenty dollars on up a piece! at thrift store practically brand new for pennies a piece!!

beautiful clothes, no one would know they were from a thrift store. i ended up giving most of it away as i realized i didn't wear the clothes as i thought i would. i actually had so much clothes i couldn't wear them all but i had a wardrobe that would have cost me thousands of dollars for the first time in my life and it was a nice feeling to experience. my friends were amazed at my wardrobe always wanting to borrow my clothes.

but recently, i noticed very few of those types of clothes whereas the thrift stores used to be overflowing with them because of economy and more people being thrifty and spending less. i don't really bother now.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:32 AM
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I have shopped at thrift stores for years (long before it was fashionable) .
I find it hard to shop at a "regular" store anymore
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