Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Secondhand stores reap benefits of recession

According to this recent USA Today article:
"There have been many euphemistic labels applied to secondhand goods, including "gently used," "pre-owned" and "like new." But in the current economy, they have a new and candid label: "hot sellers."

As Americans look for ways to cut spending, they are scooping up bargain clothes, accessories, toys and furniture once owned by someone else. "

Buying items second hand is definitely good for the wallet in most cases, but it can also be good for the environment. I like looking unique and that is another plus to shopping second hand. I will be on the lookout for thrift stores in the DC area...that is after my shopping moratorium next year.

Photo: USA Today


Money Maus said...

I don't think Marshall's is quite second-hand, but I definitely like shopping there! :)