Recycled or Secondhand Clothing - Whats your view?

New Zealand
March 3, 2007 7:20am CST
Do you or do you not use them? Why? Why not?
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@lauriefnp (5113)
• United States
3 Mar 07
To be honest, I have never bought second hand clothing for myself, although I don't think that I would be opposed to it. I know that you can get some really nice things on eBay, especially suits and outfits for work, for a great price. The thrift shops also have lots of used designer outfits or outfits that sat in someone's closet without ever being worn. I have just never gotten around to shopping there for myself. I have bought a ton of used clothing for my Goddaughter from eBay. A lot of it was new with tags on, and the prices were awesome. Even the things that had been worn were great. You get some adorable outfits that the baby only wore once or twice and then outgrew. I have found that the eBay sellers that I have purchased from have been very accurate in descriptions and I have never been disappointed with stains or tears in the clothing. I have also bought her a lot of things from the Salvation Army thrift store. You have to look around a bit in there, but there are great buys if you take the time. It seems like the sensible thing to do when you consider the short amount of time that babies wear clothing before they are on to the next size!
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• New Zealand
3 Mar 07
When it comes to children and recycled clothing its at that age (baby) that its worth getting it. My first child I bought all new and half of it she did'nt even get to wear. The same for the next child. Both a matter of having too many and they growing into the next size sooo fast. After that I started supplementing my next childrens wardrobe from ebay sales as well. I just buy retail a few gorgeous outfits for each stage. In the past I had donated all my childrens clothing used and unused to goodwill if nobody in the family needed them. So I knew that great stuff was out there from likeminded people. My kids are spanned apart that I never save clothing from the last. So this method really worked for me.
@Phlamingho (7834)
• Denmark
3 Mar 07
I don't use anything that's second hand, I don't want to wear used clothes. Nasty...
• New Zealand
3 Mar 07
Fair enough lol
• New Zealand
3 Mar 07
I take no offence in having the opposite view to you. Simply because people like you who share that view are the reason why there are so many great stuff out there for me and others to snap up lol.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
3 Mar 07
We buy most of our clothing from Church Rummage sales and thrift stores by Salvation Army and Goodwill. We wash them up and have no fear of shrinkage. There is nothing wrong with this clothing. We all wear our own clothing over and over. We can buy a bag of cloting and other items for 1-3 dollars. For the 20 dollars for a shirt at a store we can get 6 bags or more of clothing. Sure saves us money, we meet new and nice people and have a day out together. 2 kids and myself and hubby all dress fine and like our clothing. Kids see the value of a dollar too. Sure worth it for us.
• New Zealand
3 Mar 07
Here here. I started because I noticed my wealthy friends doing it though buying maily the label clothing. While silly me had purchased the same paying retail. After the wash and wear we our items all looked the same except I had paid a huge price. The more I did it the more satisfying it was and any rips or stains I made did'nt crush me as much as it did before. I made it a rule to buy second hand only for myself as I saw it as my habit. After following me on several trips, my children now ask if I see something they would like to buy it also, because they realised if you looked properly there are some gems. I admit, to them its more a novelty and just a supplement to their wardrobes. As you say its worth it alright.