There is a little shop in our small town, called Nearly New. It is a resale shop that offers clothes and furniture. I have driven by it often, but had never checked it out. Then, the other day, I heard someone say they had taken some things left over from a garage sale down to Nearly New.
Since most of my maternity clothes are from the 1900s(!), I have been wanting to pick up some more up to date pieces, and I decided yesterday to stop by and see what they had to offer. Boy, am I glad I did! They were having a 50% markdown to try to get rid of things to make room for fall consignments.
- 2 dresses (one chambray and one dressier style)
- 2 pairs of capri pants
- 5 cute, feminine tops (3 of which are a dressy style)
all for $49.16! All of which looked like they had been rarely or never worn.
I know everyone can't spend that much on a wardrobe change, and there was a time when we couldn't afford to spend that much money, either. My point is, though, that the most expensive item, after the markdown, was $6.49!
Getting a "new" dress for church for under $7 is a fantastic bargain in my book! They also had lots of children's clothes and shoes. If you are looking for a very inexpensive way to purchase clothes, try resale or consignment shops when they are making room for the next season. You just might run into a jackpot.
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