I watch all the back to school shoppers in awe. I am shocked when I see totals coming up on the till screen for back to school clothes!
How can people afford to do this? I know I can't
Now that I have two kids in school, I worry about making sure their shirts fit properly and their are no holes in the knees of their jeans. But I am NOT willing to run out every august and buy them new wardrobes! Heck, If I did that, we would spend August without food!
Luckily, I have friends in high places.
My BFF Kiss works for a man whose wife runs a consignment store. Every so often, Kiss's boss's wife (confused yet?) decides she has too much inventory and sends bags of clothing to Kiss, who in turn goes through it for things that will fit my boys (or me).
Today, my boys got new pants, yes I do mean new. A lot of the things she brings over still have store tags on! The boys also got some pajamas and tee shirts. I got a new skirt and a sweet pair of shoes.
I do not understand people who refuse to shop in second hand stores. I shop there. A lot. I would much rather get ten pairs of jeans for twenty dollars than one pair for twenty!
What about you? Do you shop second hand?