The next time you're shopping for new clothes, take a second to think: Do you really need it? The Pareto principle states that 80% of the effects come from about 20% of the causes. That means when it comes to clothing, we're only using about 20% of our wardrobe most of the time. A whole lot of our duds go unworn, which means wasted money and wasted resources. If you do need new clothes, consider secondhand stores and websites. They often sell barely worn clothing at a fraction of the price, including those made by high-end designers, as found on sites like TheRealReal.
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