Monday, February 14, 2011

Lifestyle: Live Large and Shop Secondhand Stores

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.
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13 comments:

  1. Very good advice, a lot of people tend to over look the fact there is a lot of quality clothing at used and second hand shops, sometimes it takes a bit of patience to find some decent threads, but theres always something.

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  2. I went into a second hand shop in a nice area of California. I was amazed at what I saw. They even had prada shoes. SHOES!!

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  3. A lot of people have an issue with second-hand clothes but my view is that if they are cleaned thoroughly and you like the design, there is no harm in buying a piece of clothing at a reduced price.

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  4. Hmmm, good insight. Keep up the good posting!

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  5. Good advice. Went to a couple second hand stores in New York and they had some really cool stuff

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  6. I bought a nice banana republic shirt for 2 dollars at the salvation army its true secondhand shopping is the way to go

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  7. Happy Vday and great blog, ill be following you. Check my blog out too if youd like!

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  8. A lot of great finds from the comments makes me happy, and let's me think my advice isn't falling on deaf ears. Ignore the stigma behind second hand clothes.

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  9. I love 2nd hand shopping. You have to stick with it, but you will find something amazing!

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  10. This. I have a lot of rather charming dress shirts and business shirts all from second hand stores, all a tenth, if that of what they would have cost new.

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  11. secondhand store shopping is a great idea. last time i bought 2 hugo boss jeans for 30$

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  12. Yeah I learned this a while ago, you can find a LOT in second hand stores, and not just clothes too.

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