First I’d like to say I originally wrote July and then remembered with a jolt that it’s August!
LOL… Time flies 😉
Anyway… I went and checked out a new thrift store today – and was sorely disappointed.
The prices were rediculously high; I’m always a little sad when I can’t afford a price at a thrift store!
The worst bit, though, was that they had a large Halloween section set up at the front of the store!
Now, I love Halloween! I don’t even mind seeing it 2 months early!!
But, I was sad to see that it was all (overpriced) brand-new costumes! The main reason I shop at thrift stores is to buy used products. My blog KindCotton is all about reusing for the sake of the environment and for the welfare of others working in hazardous conditions (ex: garment workers).
As soon as we walked into the thrift store – my little Eli was first filled with joy at the site of superhero costumes and then with rage at the idea we weren’t buying them!
We left the store empty handed and quickly returned to our old stomping grounds Red Racks…
Within moments of searching I found this… A bag of used costumes for $7!
We came home and the kids have been having fun playing dress up!
No one minded that the costumes were second hand – rather every one was excited at the assortment!
Quick Reminder: buy second-hand as much and as often as you can 🙂