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Why so many Poles use a second hands clothes?


frd 7 | 1,399
8 Feb 2010 #91
Yeah.. when I was younger all my clothes were from my mother's friend of a friend of a friend who lives in west Germany and has older kids who are too big for these clothes. They were called "ubrania z rajchu".. oh sweet times, even now I sometimes have to struggle with these old notions.. ; ) "should I buy another pair of trousers.. I mean these are nearly new, just 3 years old... I mean.. I just bought them"
Krakman 4 | 58
8 Feb 2010 #92
It would be an absolute waste to not use some of these clothes which can be found second hand, as 80% of the time when speaking about high tier makes, the garments have been worn no more than a few times and professionally cleaned (most are dry clean only). Taking into account the resources and labour expended to create these clothes, it's only right that they're used to their full extent. Speaking of famous people dressing oddly, how about Colin Farrell's informal look. I don't think I'll be bidding for his used clothes anytime soon, lol.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,648
8 Feb 2010 #93
I used to buy clothing at thrift stores, not so much now. My mom used to buy a lot of my summer clothing there because the items are cheaper and I usually ended up destroying them, anyway. I bought second hand clothing for a while because it was considered trendy. Every once in a while I'll go to Goodwill and try to find a nice, full length denim skirt when I am in my "born again religious fanatic" impersonation mood.

Another kind of second hand store sells vintage clothes which can give you a one of a kind, "interesting" look at parties.
Patrycja19 62 | 2,688
8 Feb 2010 #94
when I was younger all my clothes were from my mother's friend

u think you had it rough?

my dad used to tell my mom to give me my brothers clothes, while all the other
little girls were wearing normal clothes, I didnt mind them from my cousin ( who
was a girl) but not my brothers, I would hide them at the bottom of my drawer for a long
time till it was safe to put in the pile of clothing going out to the thrift store..

one thing about polish, they are really really frugal with money, it was a chore
getting school clothes, but soon as I was able to buy my own, I worked and paid
for them. Paper routes, babysitting, any income was good income.
z_darius 14 | 3,964
8 Feb 2010 #95
So about 80posts ago, why didn,t someone just say, these 2nd hand clothes shops are aimed at the poorer members of society ? ........ simple.

Why didn't you come up with that answer yourself?
After all this is true in ALL countries.

Some of the most popular stores here in Canada are "dollar stores" (everything for $1.00 or not much more), salvation army and they have this "Value Village" where some people drop used items and others buy them for peanuts.

With economy being in shambles and people loosing jobs left and right, the used "whatever" stores will be even more popular. I'm not even writing about places where people go to get free used clothing and free food. On a regular basis I hear on the radio appeals for those who can to donate more, as increasingly more people are in dire need of basics. And that is in a G7 country.

Anyway, for those disgusted with Polish used clothes stores, [timeout.com/london/shopping/features/4475/London-s_top_20_thrift_stores.html] here are some for the "classy" Brits.
Bzibzioh
8 Feb 2010 #96
From your link: why would someone name a second hand store

Marie Curie This large, friendly charity shop ...

Very strange.
z_darius 14 | 3,964
8 Feb 2010 #97
From your link: why would someone name a second hand store

Marie Curie This large, friendly charity shop ...

Notice that they use only the French part of her name ;)
beckski 12 | 1,612
8 Feb 2010 #98
I'm shopping at Goodwill sometimes too

Good Will gets many new, unused items too. Stores like Macy's and Ross donate their overstock items to thrift stores. A lot of the clothing they donate are name brands.
RonWest 3 | 120
8 Feb 2010 #99
I don't talk about some snobs or bohemians who thinks its trendy to wear some second hand stuff. Polish people should feel ashamed cos these shops are more common than any other business. They have no pride of themselves, slave mentality.

What a crock of sh*it!!! Second hand stores are everywhere. A friend of mine recently picked up a very expensive Italian suit at a second hand store for $80. Suit is only 2 years old and was originally $2800 according to research. So don't be such a judgemental snob. Where the hell are you from?
Trevek 26 | 1,700
8 Feb 2010 #100
From your link: why would someone name a second hand store
Marie Curie This large, friendly charity shop ...

Don't forget the Sue Ryder shops.. suerydercare.org/pages/our_founder.html
Wroclaw Boy
8 Feb 2010 #101
So about 80posts ago, why didn,t someone just say, these 2nd hand clothes shops are aimed at the poorer members of society ? ........ simple.

Well theyre not though, fcuk sake many rich and famous people are found rooting around in these types of establishments.

Conclusion: the human race loves a bargain.
SeanBM 35 | 5,797
8 Feb 2010 #102
Conclusion: the human race loves a bargain.

I think that is why they call it a "race" :)
Honest George 1 | 105
8 Feb 2010 #103
Well theyre not though, fcuk sake many rich and famous people are found rooting around in these types of establishments

Of course they are, youre giving the impression that the whole of Hollywood and high society in general use these shops. Its only a minority and good PR for those few.

Conclusion: the human race loves a bargain.

This is very true, but you can get bargains in shops like Next, that sell off end of lines for example for 1 pound an item. And these are brand new, not 2nd hand.

In poorer countries these shops are big business, in the UK, they are charity shops.
ambrose 1 | 2
7 May 2010 #104
The strategy of buying used items is employed by some to save money, as they are typically worth less than the equivalent new items even if they are still in new condition.

On the other hand, purchasing used items for reuse prevents them from becoming waste and saves costly production of equivalent new goods there by reducing global warming in great extent.

Despite this, many people prefer to buy most or all of their goods new. They may feel safer buying new mostly because a warranty is provided or because they are concerned they may be buying stolen goods.

Some consumers are uncomfortable or inexperienced in this situation too, they simply prefer their goods brand new and feel secondhand items are inferior or shabby especially in the case of clothing or items used for eating such as plates or cutlery. But this is not always true, in secondhand shop items are sorted before selling and things that are really used are sent to the recycle firm. There is no inferiority in buying used items… Economic they say, is not a disgrace and will never be.

At Gee Butikt we offer high quality used clothing, mostly designer gears at a very affordable prices for European and African market. We also present some irresistible items at a very competitive price at Allegro. If you would like to check us out, to grab yourself and grab yourself a bargain today, follows us to Allegro on the link below.

If you are interested in used clothing for Export (African Market) visit our webpage below.

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For bargain Clothing
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versalux - | 1
30 Aug 2010 #105
Even the Ferraris go second hand...
poundland
8 Mar 2020 #106
Merged:

Any secondhand record shops in Warsaw?



Thx for your help
cms neuf 1 | 1,808
8 Mar 2020 #107
There is one on Tamka- probably a few others.

Also look out for vinyl exchange events that shopping malls are holding - they can get quite busy. Google Gielda Plyty and you will find some for sure.

Not sure why your question has been added to one about second hand clothes by the way !
pawian 224 | 24,465
11 Mar 2020 #108
I visited a second hand clothes shop only once in my life. I needed a special costume for my bad character role in our school theatrical a few years ago. I decided to get a long black leather coat. The big outlet had a huge selection - I spent 30 PLN on a coat in good condition.
jon357 74 | 22,050
11 Mar 2020 #109
They are an interesting phenomenon here. There was a second hand clothes shop in Warsaw that had an inflatable sex doll for sale in the window. A male one...

ANY SECONDHAND RECORD SHOPS IN WARSAW?

There is/was one tucked round the back of the old Kino Relax building. The cinema's now something else, however the grotty passageway behind was unchanged when I was last there.
Alien 20 | 5,024
24 May 2023 #110
There was a second hand clothes shop in Warsaw that had an inflatable sex doll for sale in the window. A male one...

Don't say used!


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