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Only buying clothes from charity shops or second hand this year. Anyone else?

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Onlyyou2468 Mon 20-Jan-20 21:02:45

I dont have a lot of money, but I do love Primark and other cheap clothes shops as well as charity shops.This year, however I have set a resolution to only buy clothes secondhand. Anybody else follow this rule?

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northernlittledonkey Mon 20-Jan-20 21:06:10

Yes, am doing the same. Just bought DH ‘new’ shirt from eBay. Barely worn, looks new. £1,80 plus postage should’ve been £40 new!

drogon1 Mon 20-Jan-20 21:09:11

I was thinking of doing this. I don't buy an awful lot but I think I could still do with cutting down on buying "fast fashion"

Bluewavescrashing Mon 20-Jan-20 21:11:27

Me 🙂 I find some great things on fb marketplace, all with tags on. Charity shops too.

BlueChampagne Tue 21-Jan-20 13:35:34

Yes, apart from socks and undies.

PineappleDanish Fri 24-Jan-20 17:23:32

Me too, apart from socks and underwear.

I volunteer in a charity shop once a week and we get so many lovely things in. The whole "fast fashion" thing depresses me.

thedevilinablackdress Sat 25-Jan-20 13:09:43

I pretty much do already, underwear, footwear and (some) sports kit aside. Gonna try and stick to it this year.

itsUnderMyPillow Sun 09-Feb-20 19:03:19

Interested in doing this too. So far I've only bought two vintage handbags. But choosing those was based on the fact that I have boots and shoes already that will look good with them, so this is a good start for me!
I'm also culling my wardrobe to donate a load of things that no longer suit me or don't fit.

FlatterNow Sun 09-Feb-20 19:06:27

I definitely intend to cut down a lot, but I am struggling with the idea of buying secondhand jeans, just because I find jeans shopping so utterly miserable the thought of making it harder fills me with fear! Anyone got any tips for that?

HasaDigaEebowai Sun 09-Feb-20 19:08:11

me too. We don't actually need many clothes anyway. People have far too much.

Bitchbadgerplease Sun 09-Feb-20 19:08:14

Not really a tip but I struggle finding jeans to fit and seldom wear them as a result, but I've found some truly fab pairs in charity shops. I basically do this already OP so I'm in smile

MoodLighting Sun 09-Feb-20 19:08:21

I'd love to do this. Our local charity shops are woeful though. How do you buy things that suit your shape on ebay? Any tips?

Peachypips78 Sun 09-Feb-20 19:12:53

I only really do anyway. I have never had more amazing clothes since I started doing this.

We could post our finds?

Last week I got some Hobbs black sling backs that are on the website still for £169. They cost me £6.95.

Peachypips78 Sun 09-Feb-20 19:14:26

Oh and all charity shops, not eBay normally unless I am after something specific.

thedevilinablackdress Sun 09-Feb-20 20:02:43

Stick to brands you know suit you. Or don't pay too much if you're'gambling'.

thedevilinablackdress Sun 09-Feb-20 20:51:35

Flatter re. jeans, are there any vintage shops you can go to (rather than charity shops)? They often have rails of lovely used Levi's and the like. There's bound to be something to suit given the way denim styles change over the years. A pair of 501s from last week won't have the same fit as a 90s pair and so on.

thedevilinablackdress Sun 09-Feb-20 20:52:31

... well they might since 90s is in right now, but you know what I mean.

Cwenthryth Sun 09-Feb-20 20:56:08

Can anyone recommend other selling apps/sites for secondhand clothes? TIA

user1493494961 Sun 09-Feb-20 21:13:34

I've been buying my clothes from charity shops for years, I've had some real bargains, I bought a lovely Joules top last week. I hardly ever buy anything new.

RandomMess Sun 09-Feb-20 21:18:08

Very very rarely but new apart from underwear!! Or utter bargain tunics from the likes of White Stuff which I will wear loads for work.

I get gutted when stuff literally gets worn out after a decade or so sad

ppeatfruit Thu 13-Feb-20 11:15:31

Me too Random I'm lucky because my dm has hoarded lovely clothes from the 60s onwards, they don't fit her any more, she hardly wore them any way.

I have bought mainly organic cotton clothes since the 90s and they are still ok with some stitching! I wear them as layers.

Because I lost a fair amount of weight I have altered my bras . Also took a nice track suit to be altered to fit me.

I have bought couple of pairs of GAP jeans in Charity shops too. You have to look carefully (even in the unattractive shops) , it's amazing what you can find

missymousey Thu 13-Feb-20 21:48:26

I'm in! I mostly buy second hand for myself anyway - other than underwear, PJs and shoes. I am sometimes tempted by new lovely things for DS(2) and baby DD though; I'll have to be stricter about that.

missymousey Thu 13-Feb-20 21:49:59

@ppeatfruit you altered your bras? How? That sounds like an amazing skill to have.

ppeatfruit Fri 14-Feb-20 08:21:08

missy No real skill involved!! I do wear very basic cotton\mix M&S ones (no wires or anything!) I just take a couple of centimetres off both sides , under the arms.

I fold and sew, no cutting, it only alters the back where I lost most weight (luckily the cups are not a lot smaller) grin

ppeatfruit Fri 14-Feb-20 08:27:05

I know what you mean about baby clothes! There needs to be specific baby\child wear charity clothes shops. Because most children\babies grow out of their 'best' stuff sooo quickly.

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