I don't care what people think of me when I say I buy 75% of my kids clothes from thrift stores and local consignment shops! If I never told you this it probably wouldn't have crossed your mind! BUT yes its true and I'm proud of it!
Reason #1: Its cheap! I can buy name brand clothes and shoes that are literally "lightly worn" for less than 1.50 a piece! When I first had Kevin I never thought I would ever dress him in clothes that were any less than brand new. BUT I got over that real soon! I feel some people think I'm spoiled! I'M NOT! I shop SMART! I try to buy clothes that are 1 of 2 things: On sale or consignment! I guess some people think ONLY poor people shop thrift stores...not true. I'm not poor, I'm also not rich but non the less you don't have to make a curtain amount of money to shop thrift stores or Consignment. Some people think its gross to buy clothes that someone else has worn....UMM that's what WASHING machines are for!!!
Now when I say I buy shoes, I buy play shoes. I do think that kids need new shoes. I buy shoes that are like new. I don't buy worn out shoes. I buy shoes that they can play in outside and get all dirty and I wont care because I got them for 1.49. Shoes to me are the one thing I will by new. Its like Hellman's mayonnaise to me. I buy all my groceries in grocery store brand except mayonnaise. Its HAS to be Hellman's!
Most important is that you are helping others in need!
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PS: I ALWAYS wash them (shoes and all) BEFORE they are worn!
I feel after you buy something new and you wash it one time it doesn't look new anymore. So it was new "looking" one time!