I never buy anything at full price if I can help it. This is especially true with clothes – I always find great clothes at thrift stores, on eBay or on the sale racks for a fraction of the list price. The following are just a few reasons that I think you should never buy clothes at full price.
Why You Should Never Buy Clothes at Full Price
Finding Unique Pieces – This one is for eBay and thrift stores specifically. I’ve have found great items that I would never find in store through these sources. I love finding vintage things that are no longer available anywhere else. This might sound dumb, but sometimes it feels like I’ve found treasure when I discover a cool and unique item that I know no one I know has anything like it!
Don’t Have to be Afraid of Ruining it – Whenever I have bought something nice in the past, I never use it because I’m scared of ruining it or I feel like I need to save it for a special thing. I once bought a sweater at a store that is way out of my price range and I never wore it because I didn’t want to ruin it because I paid so much for it. When I finally was like “Screw this, I’m going to wear it” I pulled it out of my closet, it got snagged on something and the whole sweater unraveled. SO moral of the story, wear your clothes and if you’re like me, don’t spend a lot of money on clothes and then feel like it’s too nice to actually wear.
Doesn’t Make you Feel Guilty – Whenever I spend a lot of money on something, I feel guilty about it. Like “I should have saved that money” or I even start to second guess my purchase. Or like the story above, I don’t even wear it because I feel like it’s too special and I don’t want to ruin it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve gotten some amazing things from secondhand stores, like my favorite pair of Madewell jeans I got at the Salvation Army, but I know I won’t feel as bad if something happens to them because I won’t think of it as $50 that I can never get back.
Finding Deals is Fun – Admit it, when you get a great deal on something, it makes your whole day better. I know that I can’t wait to tell everyone how I just got whatever for a steal. Then every time I wear it, I’m reminded of how great I felt when I bought it and it makes my day just a tiny bit better.
Do you buy your clothes at full price or are you a bargain hunter like me? If you’re a bargain hunter, do you stick to things that are new and on sale or are you a thrift store shopper? Let me know in the comments!