My first job in Canada was working for a small non-profit company at their second hand clothe facilities. I worked for a short period of time in a warehouse and later in a store. I had an opportunity to buy good quality barely used clothes for myself at that time. Still remember fondly an Irish linen button down shirt. So, I’m more than familiar with thrift stores. I wasn’t buying used clothes for years after that but lately made some attempts for other than economic reasons. I was unsuccessful in 99,9% of cases.
I know we have some forum members who shop mostly in thrift stores. What is your motivation? What makes one shop in thrift stores?Considering that it is a time consuming activity with an uncertain result. Does it come down to treasure hunting? Or you don’t want to give money to the fashion industry?
I just want to underline one, very important thing - no questions asked if one buys clothes second hand for economic reasons. Done it myself in the past. My kinds are doing it with baby clothes - getting used and donate back what is still in good shape. Absolutely makes sense.