Like many people who grew up in the 1970s and 80s, buying secondhand clothing is ingrained in my life experience. I have always had a diverse wardrobe that reflected both the choice to spend a little more on quality new clothing as well as pay less for a unique spattering of thrift shop gems (these are called Op Shops if you’re from Australia – literally short for “Opportunity”).
If you're anything like me, you'll relate to this. It's that special feeling you get on finding a perfect item of designer clothing at a second-hand shop for a majorly discounted price. There's nothing like it, it's so satisfying, isn't it?!