Resale Shopping


Tangerine jacket and long skirt with pockets.

One of our local resale shops was having a sale and I could use a couple more summer items, so I went. With resale shops, sometimes what you find is not exactly what you went in for, which just adds to the adventure of the day, I suppose.

I like shopping resale for the following reasons: 1) it keeps useable items from being discarded. 2) it costs less money to get clothes this way. 3) generally the clothing that makes it to resale is higher quality-fast fashion stuff shows wear quickly. 4) I prefer natural fabrics to synthetics and a lot of what is at resale shops are natural fabrics, see reason #3.


Two bright green tops: one for summer, one for spring and fall. Both 100% cotton.

The above four items were a total of $35 USD. The shirt below, which I bought for my son, was $3 USD.


Heavy weight 100% cotton.


These strap things are just too fussy for me.

The tangerine jacket was the single most expensive item at $15. That was because it has a designer label. I don’t care about that so much, but the garment is well-made and I really like the color. And it is a perfect spring (i.e. unpredictable weather) layer.

I didn’t like the strap things, which made the sleeves bunchy, so I cut them off.


Aaahhh. Much better.

[Beloved readers-I have finally transitioned into my retired life of writing and working on hand-picked sustainability projects. In honor of this, I am starting a new blog: Quaker Stylist. I will post both here and there for the next month or so, in the hopes of convincing my beloved readers to make the transition with me. I will leave my two previous blogs up for a few months, in case any readers want to make a trip down memory lane. Eventually, I will be taking them down, decluttering them from the blog sphere.]


4 thoughts on “Resale Shopping

  1. Priscilla Bettis says:

    Good finds. I also like shopping for fabrics second hand. I’ve got my eye out for bedroom curtain fabric for the two bare windows we have in there. I agree, the tangerine jacket looks better without the bunchy sleeves!


  2. Linda says:

    Love your finds! I am a fan of resale/vintage shopping & also prefer natural fabrics to synthetic.
    I subscribed to your new blog. Can’t wait to enjoy more posts from you.


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