I live in a rich city, people have money, big cars, good jobs. They can afford good quality. And designer clothes. Economy is good here. But since wardrobe space is limited even in the most spacious of closets they have to get rid of some things sooner or later. And that’s when the time investment comes in. Find the goldmine. Dig for the nuggets.
I love second hand shopping. On all levels. Fleamarkets, charity shops, designer second hands are my eldorados. It satisfies me on so many different levels. I love to hunt for stuff, find the golden needle in the haystack, the Picasso at the junk yard. It’s the greatest joy. I also like to have things that only I have. Unique pieces that you cannot get everywhere. Making a bargain really excites me. It totally makes my day to find a piece of exquisite quality for a price that doesn’t make me faint. I feel like a real Miss Smarty-pants. And, last but not least, I like that I can shop guilt-free. I re-use clothes. No waste of resources, no pollution. If you buy at a charity shop you also get the extra of serving the greater good (or financing an orgy, shame on you, Oxfam). See, it’s a win-win. All you need is time and a little imagination. Last tipp: try out a men’s second hand, you might be surprised what treasures you’ll find. You might even run into Brigitta while searching for your jewel there.
Thank you to Gerdismann, the wonderful men’s second-hand store in Munich, for letting us shoot there.