1) to save money
2) moral reasons (questioning the ethics of fashion manufacturing)
3) environmental reasons (to use and buy what is already in circulation)
4) the thrill of finding a bargain
5) preferring the fit or style of fashion from a bygone era
A blog post asking why we choose recycled fashion can be found here, (with a blog poll which is still live), however, the topic I'd like to cover today, focuses on the suggestion of whether one might follow an overall preference for frugal living, if one's choice is thrift fashion over new.
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If an individuals' main reason to choose second-hand fashion is based on 1) to save money, it might be expected, they'd look at other ways to live a frugal life too; hunting out free coupons, discounts, vouchers, specials, and "BOGOF's" (the universal sales slogan of buy-one-get-one-free).
Whilst thrift fashion is absolutely a priority over new in my own lift, I'm not really one to chase the coupon. However, if a discount comes my way or a money saving offer is suggested, I'll be sure to take advantage. Loyalty card coffee stamps? Sure! $10 movie deals at the cinema? Absolutely! Money saved, is money earned.
Readers, as most of you are thrifty fashion lovers, I ask if you also look at ways to save money in other areas of your life? Do you grow your own vegetables to save money on your grocery bill? Do you search for coupon codes for future cost savings? Are you a member of frequent shopper loyalty card schemes which give you free or discounted products after you spend x amount of money? Would you only eat out if you have a voucher or a BOGOF?!
For Canadian readers interested in coupon savings, there is a site called couponcodes.ca a sister website of MyVoucherCodes.Co.Uk, which could be a great reference site for coupon codes for Canada – click here.