I want to discuss with you quite an interesting and very useful topic. For a long time I avoided her, but now I realized how foolish I was! All my youth, I licked before a variety of expensive things in not the best stores, and in fact could afford any experiment. So, today we will talk about second-hand.
And I want, and prickly, and my mother does not order …
I must say, the decision to buy the first worn thing was absolutely difficult. It would seem that this go to the store and buy something new there in his wardrobe, why not? But it turned out to be not so simple – it was very difficult for me to step over the threshold of a second-hand store, because in my mind there was a persistent suggestion that other people’s things were bad, it was unknown who wore them, what he was sick with, etc.
There was always a very specific attitude to second-hand at home – they say, it is better to buy one, but a new thing than 10 of dubious quality, although in fact, the quality of second-hand items is often much higher than in an inexpensive store. Moreover, my shopping girlfriend with disgust walked around Clothing stores from America and Europe, but immediately ran to the nearest shopping center nearby and tried to buy some more or less famous brand. Taking into account that our city is not the most progressive, something like Abibas and Nile came across.
Once I overcame myself and went to a similar store for the first time. Stimulated me to this my mother-in-law. She constantly boasted about her new, inexpensive, but at the same time very high-quality things. That she constantly goes there and buys things by weight.
To be honest, at first these stories did not impress me. I was absolutely not clear why such a decent woman suddenly makes purchases in such ugly places.
Probably, I should have been called Barbara, although curiosity, as they say, is not a vice. And the first time I went to the store. Things did not lie in a heap on the floor, as was deposited by a stereotype in my mind from childhood. Part neatly hung on trempely, part lay on the shelves. Yes, of course, there was no perfect display of the goods, but nobody walked with them either.
This is my first trip to second-hand can be compared with my first trip to the sushi bar. We went there with groupmates, when sushi and rolls only gained their popularity. Everyone goes there, everyone likes it, it’s fashionable – so why are we worse? The first tasting of such a specific dish did not arouse delight with us and we decided that Japanese cuisine is simply not for us, and that we will never again conduct such experiments on ourselves.
After some time, the girlfriend offered to try sushi again, and I reluctantly agreed. The second time was better, the third was even better, and now, I think, I would eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So it happened and second-hand.
I went there the second time when I needed costumes for animators. I was going to open my festive agency, and the costumes for adults turned out to be very expensive. And I was not taken aback and decided to try to look for them in the second, at least for the first time even the most ordinary ones approached. They were there a whole mountain, and the costumes for the kids even more.
In second-hand, not the poor buy, but the smart ones
The political and economic crisis in my country has changed a lot in my worldview. I realized that things are not at all important, that you need to live as long as you live.
I realized that it was not time to spend money on rags that you throw away in six months. I especially do not understand those who buy expensive clothes for children, while he himself barely makes ends meet. The main thing is that this is not how much the clothes cost, but who is wearing it.
It was after these thoughts that I entered a second-hand for the third time. And I flew … At one time I bought myself two excellent T-shirts, sleeping pants, a beach tunic, a chic quality jacket and a very frivolous skirt.
And all this cost me – attention – about $ 4. Just in case, I washed the things and well-stroked, although I know perfectly well that things are processed before the sale.
What is the difference how old your sneakers are if you go to Paris in them?
In fact, if you think well, we do not disdain old cars, apartments, houses. In them, too, someone lived, traveled, sat on the seat, touched his hands. I think many donated things for brothers and sisters and nothing – grew up healthy people. Personally, I firmly decided for myself that clothes are just clothes, and the money saved can be spent much more interesting!