Posted by violetknot on February 14, 2013
In “A Global History of Secondhand Clothing,” Shell talks about how clothes that are passed along have a story of their own. Personally, I love going to thrift stores to find that one unique item that has been forgotten in the back of a store. Since items are able to be mass-produced, everything is cookie cutter items you can find at any given retail store. They lack a story and depth. Similar to what the article discusses, you never know if the item in the secondhand shop was well love or forgotten in an attic for years. Not to mention, the astronomical amount of money you save by not paying retail.
The amount of clothes one person owns in their closet has gotten ridiculous; often, their hung up with the tags still on them. If one is able to reduce that amount to a reasonable level of clothes that they actually wear, that money could go to better use.