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Enjoying the savings from the Second Hand Clothing

By Mansi Ezilon.com articles Published 10/21/2008 | Fashion

With the growing commoditization and globalization, almost everything from all over the world is available to us in our nearby stores and places. However, with each passing moment, the prices too have seen a tremendous rise. The inflation has risen to such an extreme rate that penny we spend has to be taken care of. However, with the living standards increasing too, how is it that we can save on the extra spending or minimize our spending?

When it comes to buying clothes, especially branded clothes, there is an option we have. Though the origins for this option are recent, the effect it is having in the market is worth noticing. We are talking about the second hand clothing. Many might not feel good about buying second hand clothes; however, it needs a special mention that the percentage of people going for second hand clothing has increased considerably in the last ten years.

In second hand clothing, people can buy branded garments for cheap. While a new garment costs a hefty sum, the same clothe can be had from the second hand clothing section for about one third the original price. What is more, even you can sell your clothes to these second hand clothing stores. Not only will this re-arrange all the clutter of unwanted and unused clothes from your closet, it will also ensure that you earn some profits of your own from the waste and useless clothes of yours. The second hand clothing stores decide what price to be set for the clothes and once they are sold, you earn about 30% of the total costs. The same goes when you are buying the second hand clothing.

You can locate a second hand clothing store near your place. Once located, you need to be really a frequent visitor for without this, you might miss on some good collections. Especially when it comes to dresses which will not come into use frequently, like party dresses or formal dresses, it is wiser to spend on them through the second hand clothing stores. Be it branded denims or branded shirts all are available in the second hand clothing stores. While brand new denim might come for $50, you can manage to get these for as low as $5, if not lower, in these stores. Isnt it a vast jump considering the amount of money you will be saving, while the look and the effect remains the same! What is more, you can sell these items back once you get bored. Besides, one can easily spot designer and branded stuffs to fill in their closets for cheap!

For those new to the concept, the second hand clothing is divided into various sections like AAA, AA, A, B and so on. Higher the grade, better the condition of the cloth is. The price of the cloth too varies depending on the grade category it falls into.

The second hand clothing option is considered best for the students and people living on highly budgeted lives. However, people from other segments too have started looking into this option.