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Beyond either borrowing/copying/hand me downs for themselves as well

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Even if it/they have/somewhat a sense of style of its/their own.

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If it was a quality hand-me-down I’d wear it. I have been known to buy from charity shops. There are lots of beautiful secondhand clothes. I bought a pair of blue suede high heels from a charity shop and they’re gorgeous. I haven’t worn them out yet, but I will. A good friend encouraged me to buy them. I have not regretted it. Anyhow, the vintage look is stylish and loads of people wear such clothing. That’s what makes personal style!

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I sometimes buy from charity shops. Not quite clothing, but I once got a beautiful, as new, Hotter leather bag from our local shop for £1. A bargain! I do find, though, that some of the prices of high street charity shops are not much lower than the new prices in shops. I have seen items from places like Primark labelled at higher prices than they were originally sold for new.

In general I find charity shops are a good place to buy quality items cheaply, but not cheap things very cheaply. It also pays to look in little places outside the city centre.

For vintage things, it is worth looking around places like a 1940’s rally and similar. I have found period clothing on sale fairly cheaply and on close inspection some of it is fairly well made (recently though). It is also possible to get material and accessories from the period. Sometimes I have found things in antique shops as well (I have a lace choker I made in which I used antique Victorian shoe buttons, bought very cheaply, for the fastening).

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I have no aversion to second hand stuff. In my home we have invested in all sorts of cleaning products, and washing machines…..

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There is no shame in a bargain! I am on a budget, so have to be careful about how much I spend. I have my food, rent, bills - among other things - to pay for, so buying clothes and shoes is secondary. However, I do buy quality items. I also go into well known shops and buy things like table cloths and cleaning products well within my budget. There are some great bargains even in more mainstream shops to be found. But I do have hand-me-downs. One such item is a table that my sister’s friend gave me. It’s a lovely wooden table that I decorate with various different cloths. And I do wander in charity shops for various goodies.

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You can pick up really good items in charity shops or at car boot sales.It’s amazing what some people will throw away!
I love antiques and love the expression ‘pre-loved’.

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I love charity shops. We have a load in my town. Love wandering around looking for a bargain. Mum loves charity shops as well. She’s got some really good bargains over the years.

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There is a consignment shop in Washington DC on M street called ” Annie in the attic”.  I walked in there about 5 years ago and a light blue shang tung silk miniskirt with colorful hand embroideries caught my eyes. The original price tag was $1200, never worn, my cost: $80!

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You landed on your feet there, annelee! I absolutely love finding treasues in charity shops. I am definitely feeling inspired.

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