Day 5: Recyclothes

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I have never been against buying used clothes, I had just never really thought about it much. With Cecilia, I would shop occasionally at a local clothing resell shop called The Clothing Loft (https://www.facebook.com/ClothingLoftLafayette) and would find some really beautiful dresses for great prices. However, as I have been trying to be less wasteful, I have been buying second-hand clothes a lot more. I am a member of a local buy/sell/swap Facebook page, and I have found some amazing deals on gently used clothing and shoes, mostly for William. 

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These are 6 of the 10 or 12 shirts I scored for $9 a few weeks ago!

It has sort of become a game for me to find these great deals! It’s pretty exhilarating when I score something new! I have always been a bargain shopper, especially when it comes to clothes, as I rarely ever pay full-price for any clothes or shoes that I buy, for myself or my kids. Knowing, though, that I am giving these items a new life and getting them at such great prices makes the thrill that much greater!

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I
 may have a bit of a problem, though! These are all for William, but they range in size from 5-7, so he is set for a while. I scored all 16 pairs (in different transactions) for under $50. That’s about $3 per pair!

I know several people are weirded out about using something that someone else has worn, and I probably even felt that way at one time. However, people try on “new” clothes in stores all the time. What do you do? Throw them in the wash! It works the same way with preloved clothes! 

My new “mission”, so to speak, is to find more local second-hand clothing stores that I can actually go to and shop! Let me know if you have any suggestions or tips!

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William doesn’t seem to mind his recyclothes one bit! 😉

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shawna Lane Garrett
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 01:15:52

    Miss thrift stores so much!! I didn’t even think to look for facebook pages that does that 🙂 And um..I kinda love William’s shirt 😀

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  2. confabulationsbybritt
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 08:29:27

    Check out rehashclothes.com

    Reply

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