The stigma attached to used clothing no longer exists. In today's fashion world it's acceptable to brag about a great deal you bought at consignment whereas years ago, you'd be mortified if the words "used" and "clothes" parted from your lips.
This trend in second hand clothing doesn't stop with the frugal teenager, rather it permeates many sectors of society, often focusing on a specific target market.
For instance, there are at least 3 consignment stores on Cape Cod that cater to Infants, Toddlers, and Pregnant Moms-to-be:
- Repeat After Me in Orleans
- Tots to Teens Fashion Exchange also in Orleans, and
- Children's Orchard in Hyannis.
Children's Orchard, by comparison, is a national consignment store operating in 22 states. They offer a discount club, called the MOMS Club, that gives you a one-time $5 dollar discount as well as other incentives and they also guarantee you'll receive top dollar for your donations. You can visit their website at: childrensorchard.com.
With the economy running amuck as of late, it's nice to know that:
- there are wallet friendly alternatives out there,
- and even your kids will think you're cool to be a Frugal Fanny.