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

Posted: 01 Apr 2017 06:39 PM   Ignore ]  
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Even if it/they have/somewhat a sense of style of its/their own.

Jessica A Bruno (waybeyondfedup)

Posted: 03 Apr 2017 09:51 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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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!

Posted: 04 Apr 2017 07:46 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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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).

Posted: 09 Apr 2017 10:18 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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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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