do you wear hands me down clothes? ... just to save

Philippines
July 26, 2010 8:56am CST
i am always a recipient of used items from my siblings. it consists of branded clothings, bags, shoes, etc. it saves me a lot of money especially nowadays that life seems so difficult, the prices of commodities continue to rise, while my income remain the same. so, are you happy wearing or using second hand items? please respond.
10 responses
• United States
26 Jul 10
I can't find anyone to give me any hand me downs any more. I lost so much weight I can't share in the fun. I have to buy my clothes from the store.. I will be buying me some clothes from the good will to save me some money though.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
thank you so much for your reply. somehow, you will be able to find someone who will give you hand me down clothing as what happening to me. my regards.
• United States
1 Aug 10
My daughter just gave me four pairs of jeans. WOW!
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
29 Jul 10
I shop at second hnad clothing stores often, and yes the main reason is to save money. Clothing can be very exspensive on the budget. I rarely buy name brand clothing from specialty stores. I am just as happy with my clothing purchases at Walmart. I have found clothes on clearance fro Walmart and Kmart cheaper than clothes in the second hand stores. I do have one favorite store, where the clothes are very nice and reasonably priced too. I think it's a great way to save money.
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
thank you for your reply. at least you still have a chance buying clothes from walmart and kmart which you said are cheaper that second hand stores. i hope i can find one too.
@jonnifc (1021)
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
When I was a kid I used to wear hand me downs from my older sister. When I became taller than her, I had to buy my own clothes. We cannot even share clothes because I am one size bigger than her. So now my hand me downs come from my mom. But those are just few. But I also buy previously-owned clothes like in thrift stores. That's sort of a hand me down. It's cheaper and some are not even used yet. You just have to look real hard for good ones. I was never fond of brand names when it comes to clothes so that makes me very flexible. =)
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
we are all the same observation with regards to hand me down clothing, it is cheaper and or sometimes free, and recyclable. thanks for your reply.
@o0jopak0o (6405)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
well before but not now. because theirs no one to give them to me.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
for me.. i really for ask to have those hands me down stuff from my relatives. at least they know that i will be very happy if they will will give me those items that they do not need anymore. thank you for your reply and God bless!
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
Most of the stuff i have, well mostly clothes are hand me downs from my cousin, coz she has a lot of clothes she buys and doesn't get to wear them all until they get a little outdated, they get stuck in her drawers or closet for a long time then just gives them away. Lucky enough we kinda have the same size. I, in turn give clothes that don't fit to me anymore to my younger cousins. It's like a cycle. I find it a blessing and i'm always thankful for it but sometimes i just wish i could buy stuffs that i want.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
then you are very lucky, at least you have a chance to use your money to buy other stuffs. God bless!
@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
26 Jul 10
I buy most of my clothes from rummage sales and thrift shops. I'm just too cheap to pay ridiculous prices for clothing! I don't mind wearing used clothing at all, as long as it's still in good condition. I hate shopping in stores where they have racks and rack of identical clothing; I don't want to meet myself coming and going! At secondhand shops you can find some really unique things!
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
thank you for your reply. i enjoy wearing hand me down clothes, it is just because i did not spend single penny on it. and you are right, we can have unique things when it is second hand items.
@puccagirl (7312)
• Israel
26 Jul 10
I don't really have anyone around me to give me that kind of stuff, but if I did, I would definitely wear them if I liked the stuff. I don't see a problem with it, and I shop in second hand stores and in vintage stores from time to time, which is pretty much the same thing.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
thanks for your reply. if we are in the same place i will be happy to share my hand me down items with you. LOL. God bless!
@PDBME2 (1015)
• United States
26 Jul 10
You bet I am. I have taught my kids to not get bothered either by wearing hand me downs. My kids are pretty good at using second hand clothes. I had my sister's kids a few years back and they don't like wearing used clothes. Like you said when times are hard it is the acceptance of being able to stretch that dollar. I buy my kids new clothes too but never name brand. My oldest son is almost 12 and he is fine just being comfortable. It's not the name brand that makes you important. I passed by a community center and they were giving away free clothes so I found some for me to wear. I'm glad my husband is the same way.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
... then welcome to the club. My husband and children are the beneficiaries of hands me down items and we love those things. thank you for your reply, God bless!
@marguicha (121728)
• Chile
18 Oct 11
I get all sorts of handmedowns, not only on clothes but furniture, scraps, fabrics, whatever. I´m not sure if my first idea is to save, because I will not wear anthing I don´t like. But I don´t like to waste and I love making new things out of apparently things that should be thrown away. Many times, the second way of doing somethind is much better
@didi13 (2926)
• Romania
22 Aug 11
I think even our life is second hand, although it is unique and unrepeatable for each of us. We live in a hurry, worry, with a rictus smile turned bitter, waiting eagerly to every month we receive emoluments from which we pay "obligations" and of what remains can enter a "second hand", forgetting that each is irrevocably passed last month, every day I forgot to find even a moment of beauty or goodness is a day failed. Second hand managed to find the interesting or maybe a coat of quality, but we will not find among shelves groaning under the burden of the past of others, another life even if it is used.