Lifestyle: Live Large and Shop Secondhand Stores
Want to look sharp but don't have a lot of money to spend? “Live The Boss Life” and try buying clothes at secondhand stores.
You'll find true variety in secondhand stores—ranging from old professional wrestling t-shirts or higher-end designer fashion that's more work appropriate. And with the rise of the vintage clothing trend, your wardrobe will be hip as well, and will cost less than at your average retail center.
Now, admittedly, secondhand stores are pretty hit-or-miss. Some days, you might find some of the coolest stuff, but won't have the money to buy it all. Other times you won't find anything for a month.
But depending on the area where you shop, you might find some pretty nice clothes (and furniture), especially if you're near a large urban area like New York, San Francisco, Austin or Atlanta.
I go shopping at secondhand stores all the time. Some of my best finds include a sweet pair of Armani suit pants for $30 (a $200 value) and a Brooks Brothers button-down shirt for $10 (a $60 to $90 value). I've also bought khaki pants and jeans, staples that never go out of style and are always in stock.
I'm partial to the Housing Works chain of stores, where you can get great deals (like the ones I just mentioned) on nice looking clothes, and support a great cause as well. And once you're done with the clothes, and if they're still wearable, complete the virtuous circle and donate them to a secondhand store.
“Live The Boss Life” and shop at secondhand stores. You'll look great, save money and be very happy with your purchases.