I’ll be honest here I don’t like buying from garage sales they just aren’t organized enough for me. Plus its normally kids clothes and since I don’t have any of those….yeah.
However I do like thrift stores, consignment shops and the like. Recently I got a great pair of Express jeans at Goodwill on a 50% off sale. They didn’t have tags on them but I’m guessing they were pretty new.
The key to shopping for ‘used’ clothes is to be picky, don’t just buy it because its cheap if you don’t wear it its still a waste of money. Also check each item over carefully, what condition is it in? Are there any holes or stains?Remember to check the zippers to make sure they all work.
Watch for tag sales, and such most second hand shops have different color tags 1/2 price through out the week.
Watch out for the “it just needs syndrome” will you really ever add that button, change the hem or replace the zipper? Or will it just stay in your closet forever waiting?
It takes time and patience to look through the rack, know what you need and look for those but do keep an eye out for that steal of a deal, you just never know. Keep a list of what you need. You can easily end up spending to much on things you don’t need.
Don’t forget that many stores have deals with local companies for overstock and such look for those new items and don’t be afraid to ask about when they get shipments.