Buying secondhand clothes at thrift stores or consignment shops isn't just good on the wallet, it is also 95 percent more efficient than buying new. The amount of energy used to make new clothes is obviously significantly more than the energy used in reselling clothes. A bonus tip: When you shop at a consignment store and find a pair of pants, a jacket or other tailored item that fits you perfectly, ask the store to hold items for you the next time that seller brings in clothes to sell. This seller is a perfect match for your body size and type, so future items should fit you perfectly, too.
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