Most of us mere mortals don't have the cash to buy a new Neiman Marcus wardrobe every month while losing weight. So what can we do to keep from looking frumpy and lost in our now two sizes too big wardrobe?
One of my clients owned a resale clothes shop and came up with the perfect solution. She made a presentation on the subject at one of our group discussions. It blew the group away.
First of all, you have to get over the "cheap clothes" myth. My client held up a designer dress that cost $420 off the rack at Carson Pirie Scott department store. She bought it at a Good Will store for $38. Mint condition, it looked unworn.
She explained she purchased inventory at consignment shops, church resale shops, yard sales, auctions, designer discount and surplus stores. You could hear fifty jaws hit the floor as she explained she marked up most items by at least 100% but average mark-up was 300%!
She taught our group how to recognize a quality made garment regardless of brand name or label.
After showing us how to identify quality garments she showed our class a box of clothes she purchased at a lawn sale for $12. My husband, who happened to wander in during the presentation, bought a leather jacket from the box for $60. By the time the lady was done, she had sold almost every garment in the box. She walked out with $397. My husband got his $320 leather sport jacket, that fit perfectly, for $60. EVERYBODY WAS HAPPY.
A person losing a lot of weight should investigate Good Will, Salvation Army and various discount and resale shops. My best clothes, my designer suits, all were bought on the cheap. REAL CHEAP! No one knows but me. I spend what I save on more CHEAP DESIGNER CLOTHES!
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