Where does the majority of your clothes come from?

United States
April 8, 2009 9:31am CST
Does your clothes mainly come from Department Stores or Yard Sales? Now all my intimates come from Department Stores, but my clothes mostly come from Yard Sales. I love to Yard Sale, and in my family my Grandmother was known as the Yard Sale Queen, she could spot a Yard Sale sign a mile away before it became visible to the rest of us that would be with her. Growing up most of my clothes came from Yard Sales, and when I was in High School I got voted Best Dresser in our School and when I was interviewed for our School Newspaper they of course asked me where did I get all my great clothes from? When I told them they came from Yard Sales they could not believe it, they could not believe that I got all these great clothes that looked new from Yard Sales. My grandmother, mother, and now me only hit the Yard Sales in the "Rich People" neighborhoods and you would not believe all the items they sale that still have the tags on them, they never wore them. I wear clothes that have price tags on them from $60.00 to $200.00 and I pay anywhere from $.50cents to $10.00 per item for them. You cannot beat these prices anywhere. So how about you, where does the majority of your clothes come from???
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25 responses
• United States
8 Apr 09
Anything like bras/underwear I'll normally buy at some store like Target, Charlotte Russee, etc. But all my clothes come from a store called Plato's Closet. Its basically like a thrift store but its all the new styles and gently used clothing and some brand new so since I'm a buyer there I get to have first look at everything. I got 5 $30 express shirts once for about $10 a piece - tags attached. I got a brand new $60 american eagle hoodie for $12 and thats all before my 30% discount. Now every once in awhile I will shop at the department stores and what now, but I'm going straight to the clearance section.
• United States
8 Apr 09
My husband use to shop at a Plato's Closet before we got married and he moved to my state. The Plato's Closet he shopped at was in Springfield MO is there more then this one or is that were you shop it?? Just was wondering if there was more then this one in Springfield, MO. Thanks for your post.
• United States
8 Apr 09
There is normally at least one in every state. I live in Virginia and there is actually one in my hometown so thats where I actually work when I'm not at school. I know in Virginia there are at least 6 of them across the state. If you go on their website you can find a store locator.
@gicolet (1704)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Wow. That was real great deal. I never bought yard sale clothes. I've always wanted to sell my old clothes to get rid of them but no one in my neighborhood does yard sale. You're lucky! I have sold some of my old clothes online though but some of them I just donate to the homeless. All of my clothes come from Dept. Stores but I bought most of them on sale.
• United States
8 Apr 09
Sorry you have no good Yard Sales in your area. I love them.
@yinmm007 (605)
• China
9 Apr 09
well,that's a little diffrent to buy clothes here in china,what you mentioned about yard sale i may consider as underground department store where things get to be more cheap and various,but it do looks bad quality ,as you said ,we can find some good things there,too.however,you may hit the unlined upper gament in daily life.
@Jezebella (1447)
• United States
9 Apr 09
The majority of my clothes come from stores in the mall, my favorite is one called Dots it has great clothes that I love. I plan on going to a few shops in Pittsburgh's South Side soon cause there are a lot of cute clothes.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I buy most of my clothes from thrift shops. Also my girls and my friends and I are all around the same size so we do a lot of swapping around. It is very rare that I buy anything other than undies & socks from a real store for myself. If I do...it would be one of those impossible to turn down deals!
@smartjack (521)
• India
9 Apr 09
most of my clothes are gifted by some or the other people. i do not get a chance to go out out shop because by cabinet is full of clothes gifted by my friends and relatives. they know my choices that's y i prefer being gifted clothes everytime
@Informer (803)
• India
9 Apr 09
Hi friend, I buy my stuff from different places but most of them come from chandni chowk which India's greatest shopping places. I love shopping there. That is cool and nice place and I also buy them from Laxmi Nagar market as well...
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
Growing up... most of my clothes were hand me downs from my sister... but now a bulk of them are from departments stores... although they are all on sale when i bought them... my sister still send me clothes she doesn't use anymore and i use them because the are quite nice and only slightly used...
@subha12 (18462)
• India
9 Apr 09
Most of our dress come from superstores or shopping malls. I am habituated with some good dress. yard sale concept is not very much in my country.
• China
9 Apr 09
I find your grandmother is a wise woman,and you too.Like many women do ,my mother preper to buy clothes and shoes in department stores,and she like to go to there with me.But i don`t like that.I felt so trid after see many many shops,then i have no mood to choose my clothes. Since i have my own laptop,i choose to buy most of things on net.I really love this way:)Though the risk is still have,i can almost distinguish the true or not.
• China
9 Apr 09
my mother do the shopping alone never go with me ,sometime she told me something about her shopping,something like colour and styal and shop or sailer .I know she awalys buy clothes from the department stores every time she back with many paper receipts ,it can be sure everything come from deoartment stores but not from yard sales.she care more about the quality than the price.
• India
9 Apr 09
Usually my clothes come from holesale market and the prices are comparativily less. some times if i am in need i also purchase from showrooms but most f the time i prefer to buy cheap clothes and in bulk there are lots of that kind of market where we can buy cheap clothes withtag$50 to $250 only in $2 or $3..Good deal
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Most of my clothes are either hand-me-downs or they come from thrift stores. I buy a lot of my kids' clothes at yard sales because m kids' sizes don't fluctuate as much as mine does.
@kellys3ps (3731)
• United States
9 Apr 09
The majority of my clothes come from Department Stores. Mostly Wal-Mart, but I do get some at the mall.
• United States
8 Apr 09
I buy clothes from my favorite stores, but only from sale and clearance racks. Even when I can afford something full price, there is always a little voice inside me saying "but why would you spend it if you could get it for less?" I like your idea about yard sale shopping -- I'll have to try that. I do the same online sometimes with eBay, but I've never done it at a real yard sale. Good thing spring is coming! Thanks for the tip :)
@wahmivy (778)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
I'm a thrift store junkie and proud of it!!! I also get a lot of nice designer hand-me-downs from my younger cousin (13 years younger - she and her mom are shopaholics) because we're about the same height (she's a bit taller than my shrimpy 4'11" though). This means that when I was 25 years old, she was 12 so I was wearing a lot of Lizzie McGuire type clothes, lol.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
8 Apr 09
i am a great thrift store shopper and i get a lot of my clothing as well as our daughters too. we also get hand me downs from a friend that buys designer clothes. as for underwear and what not, i generally shop at walmart but usually only buy stuff on sale. i do go to yard sales and my favourite types of yard sales are church ones and neighbourhood ones (i tend to not like driving around all over!)
@hershiez (464)
8 Apr 09
Hi and hello Ozarkgirl! ^_^ Me also! Most of my clothes are from yard sales or garage sales. Here in the Philippines, we called it "Ukay-Ukay". ^_^ Cheap clothes will look like expensive if the person know how to handle it. Also, it will look really good as long as you know how to carry it. Clothes are depended on the person wearing it. Yard clothes are just like signatured clothes anyway. The difference between them is, Signatured clothes are very expensive and yard clothes are cheap. Let's just be practical and shop wise! Happy MyLotting!
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
my intimates are from AVON because my mother initiates to have them bought there and she would pay for them so I don't care where they're from. :-). Yup... it's more practical to buy from Yard Sales. You can get branded clothes at a very low price. My clothes mainly come from my friends (gift, or they just give me), from my Grandmother abroad, and from stores with bargain sales and only a few are from department store.
• United States
8 Apr 09
Usually a thrift store or off the deep deep clearance rack @ k-mart or Wal-mart. My kids do wear alot of things from yard sales & occasionlly a thrift store as well, they grow so quickly and slop them up along the way I can't see paying for new unless I have to. I stock up when I see a deal and if they don't wear them I'll just resell them for what I paid for them at a rummage anyways ;)