Stigma on used clothes

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 2
9534 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

They do know people try on clothes at the store and do not buy them, they do not get washed, right? Secondhand undies-no. Secondhand jeans/ teeshirts/ onesies- why not? Baby clothes don’t change that much over the years so who would even notice?

But says the girl who grew up in the grunge 90’s where thrift store clothes were “cool”. And i was poor so cheap was a bonus. I might be biased.

Post # 4
1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Well I guess you know where your Fiance gets it. What pretentious nonsense. How would kids know to make fun of them anyway, unless they had reason to know the clothes were used? It’s not like you’d buy stuff that’s falling apart. What an illogical thing for him to say.

I shop thrift stores all the time. And I make decent money. I just like being resourceful.

The bigger issue here is that when you tried to talk to your Fiance again he shut down because he was so upset about this topic. Holy overreaction, Batman. You shouldn’t tolerate that. 


Post # 5
3171 posts
Sugar bee

I literally do not know of anyone who feels this way, and that includes very well off people who wear high end designer goods. It’s absurd and I hope your husband comes around 

Post # 7
9610 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

That attitude would bother me as well. How do you even know if clothes are used? It’s not like people are buying dirty, ripped up clothes when they buy used clothes. And aren’t all clothes used when you think about it? Unless you wear a new damn shirt every day, that shirt you’ve had for 5 years is just as used but for some reason it’s better than a shirt in the same or even better condition that’s just as old?

It’s such a shallow position to have and I think it’s crappy for someone to think they are too good for used clothes or that they are somehow better because thier clothes aren’t used. I would be worried about them passing that attitude on to my kids.

Post # 9
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

That is very strange. I’m pregnant with #1 and we agreed that everything for baby bar the car seat would be 2nd hand cos why not? Babies are expensive, like hell am I bankrupting us just so everything has a tag when it’s all out there in perfectly reasonable condition anyway.

The only thing we’ve paid full price for so far is our travel system and that was only because we live in a flat and we needed to know the weight and size would be manoeuvrable for me when I’m home alone with baby.

We bought a load of clothes when the second hand baby shop near us closed down. Showed the ILs and his mother screws her face up and goes “Oh you don’t want to buy second hand. Just… don’t.”

Why not? At what point will baby care? It’s snobbery In My Humble Opinion. I want my little one to love thrift store shopping… her pocket money will certainly go further!

Post # 12
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

waitingtobeemrs14 :  Didn’t get to go more than once sadly because of their weird opening hours but we just picked up everything – coats, jeans, jumpers, cardigans, onesies  until we couldn’t carry anymore and it came to £20. Was very proud of myself! I love bargains!

Mother-In-Law on the other hand said “You’ve left us nothing to get!” Silly woman. Doesn’t she know she’s the only one of us willing to pay £20 per outfit for baby to wear once?!

Post # 14
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I knew a few people like that. It completely boggles my mind! There’s really no logic behind it.  Thrift stores are awesome, you never know what you’re going to find! I used to just say my second hand clothes were from a cool little boutique to those people. Never had to say it was a thrifty boutique! tongue-out

Do you have a Once Upon A Child near you? More awesome prices on second hand children’s clothes!

Post # 15
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Can anyone explain me what is wrong with used car seats and strollers?

I am ok with used clothes. Not sure if I would buy them, but I would definitely try to buy all bigger stuff second hand

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