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Consignment Shopping Convert

I have almost completely dispensed with purchasing new clothes because what can be obtained from the consignment store is so much better than what I can afford to buy new.

I have become such a fan of my local Goodwill that it has colored my perspective at stores selling new clothes, even TJ Maxx clearance rack seems pricey. I also enjoy knowing that my purchase at Goodwill does not trigger an increase in production. My grandest Goodwill scores of late include:

  • Mavi capri pants
  • J Jill linen pants
  • Bass linen tank top (new with tags)
  • Etienne Aigner leather coat circa 1978
  • Anne Taylor skirt
  • Calvin Klein white button down shirt
  • James Perse white button down shirt

While I very much enjoy shopping Goodwill it has its limitations. If you are looking for something specific, then it is likely that Goodwill will not have what you are looking for. Goodwill also requires a measure of consumer determination, as the shopper must comb through many racks of clothing to find something worthwhile.

Another consignment store I enjoy, which is a step up from Goodwill, is the online store Twice Clothing.  Having a small child makes Goodwill shopping difficult if not impossible. Twice clothing allows the shopper to filter clothing by size, type, color and brand. Twice clothing reliably sells gently used clothing rather than the mixed bag of clothing quality at Goodwill. I have only made one purchase from this site thus far but I was more than pleased with my purchase.

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