When I was young, my parents would buy most of my clothes at thrift stores. While my friends were wearing those namebrand overalls like OshKosh, I was stuck wearing whatever drab jeans my parents picked off the rack at the second hand store.
To be honest, I look back on those memories fondly. The clothes were fine. I never had a problem with them. They were comfortable, and they fit. And besides, I was one of those kids who put a hole in everything he owned within an hour of purchasing them. OshKosh would not have been safely worn by me.
When I grew up, though, I decided to try a couple of nice things a try. My first purchase was a pair of Rockports. I remember sticking my feet in them and being surprised at their comfort. They made me want to walk. They were also twice as expensive as any shoe I’d ever owned. But ever since that fateful day when I discovered the Rockport shoe, I’ve been in love with what some might call the finer things.
Things aren’t all that different though. I’m not rich, I still can’t afford expensive shoes. So, as you can imagine, I was delighted when, in college, I stumbled upon this delightful little thing called consigning. Beautiful clothing at just above thrive store prices. No more would I trek to interviews in my black New Balance Tennis shoes. No, I had a pair of beautiful Cole Haan shoes, slightly creased in the front, barely worn, just my size.
And that’s why I started Upgrade My Wardrobe. Not everyone knows the simplicity of consigning. Buying rich people clothes where rich people leave their clothes to be bought is both trendy, and a great way to find clothes at anywhere from 75% to 90% off their original cost (sometimes less, but let’s not go there).
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