Only The Poor Shop At Thrift Stores?
Someone told me that "only poor people shop at thrift stores" I looked at her like she was crazy because there are many wealthy people who shop at thrift stores. Rich people stay rich by saving and cutting corners in other areas. Of course, they can afford to buy new but why should they? People have this idea that being well-dressed in expensive clothing will make them appear rich but what people can really see is, you don't have any savings and you are running up your credit cards for the latest fashions.
Many people who dress in expensive clothing are really broke. A friend of mines asked me whether or not I feel funny wearing clothing that someone else wore and I told her that when you shop at the mall you are trying on clothes people have tried it on and also clothes that were worn and returned. Even if you shop online, you will be buying clothes that probably was returned for one reason or another.
I understand that everybody has their own preference and I get it but, by the same token, don't chastise me for my frugal choices. Some people get upset when they find out that wealthy people are shopping the thrift stores but I feel that there are enough clothes and goods to go around to anyone who wants to buy them. It is a great way to recycle and support your community programs.
I say "don't knock it till you try it" People are often amazed at what I find at thrift stores and if you take a look on YouTube you will see many fabulous, well dressed Diva's flaunting their thrift shop finds. You can even find many designer handbags there and sometimes new items are there too.
You can shop at these stores and save money and plan a beautiful vacation for you and your family.
Be smart in everything that you do.