Only got twenty dollars in my pocket" Macklemore
No doubt about it, there are bargains to be had! At this sale I spent $29 and got 43 assorted garments, 3 table clothes, some fabric, a bag of buttons and a scissor. All of which I can use to create my dresses and aprons.
It is good that these sales provide places where people who need to can purchase clothing more cheaply and most of the money generated goes to charitable sources. There is, however, a disturbing aspect to this phenomenon. Why do we buy so much clothing in the first place that we have to give this much of it away? Some of the clothing at these sales is brand new, still with tags on!
Much has been written lately on the high cost of our compulsive shopping for clothing and its consequences. If you are interested in this topic, I would like to recommend a truly eye opening book: Overdressed The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline. This book contains statistics about clothes shopping that will astound you. I believe it will change the way you look at your wardrobe. It did for me.
Have a fun day!