Second Hand: junk or exclusive?

  Second Hand: junk or exclusive? [i] It has long been experiencing a strange aversion to things (so the parents have brought up), and the more worn, always avoided to by side. And because students in the years when the first stores to sign which proudly were listed «Second Hand», immediately agreed: this is not for me. But after a while, one classmate, the girl is very adventurous and original, revealed the secret of his rich clothes: most of their clothes, which, as we thought her brother had brought from Germany, she had bought in a nearby shop for ridiculous money for those days. And a sign on it was the type - «Second Hand» ... 1,111,113.

Since then much has changed. There was a lot of shops and shops selling clothes, shoes and numerous other consumer goods. But one thing remains constant - the desire (perhaps purely feminine) look nice, modern and unique, but do not spend a fortune at the same time. Willy-nilly, isprobuesh all to get closer to the ideal. Especially since a long time friend called to visit the nearby "boutique" (code name they gave shop where they sold 1,111,114. Clothes Second Hand [/url]).

And so we crossed the threshold of this institution. First impression - not too sweet. Peculiar smell, dumped in huge piles of clothes ... but soon get used to the smell, and then stop randomly rummaging through the giant pile and begin to gently move many blouses, shirts, skirts, trousers, etc., etc., etc., trying to consider what a thing to you . In addition, because little time is saved - no need to randomly pull out another rag, and a similar system is used by all the regular visitors of these stores. The first experiment is a success, and shopping Second Hand since then not cause internal protest.

Who is the infamous Second Hand? Contrary to popular belief, entrepreneurs selling products 1,111,116. Second Hand [/url] in Russia, get these things in the West for money. Perhaps, once under the name Second Hand in Russia to sell secondhand items received free of charge as humanitarian assistance from some charitable organizations. But today, according to Sellers, it brought in from abroad - from Germany, Holland, Poland, Spain and many other countries. This business is put on a grand scale: in large Russian cities there are now companies involved in the purchase of such clothing and resells it to regional firms, individual entrepreneurs.

Stores that sell "Clothes from Europe" (a sign sometimes use vendors that do not alienate buyers who do not love Second Hand), now difficult to find in any city. Here, almost everything is in the normal 1,111,118. clothing store [/url] With the only difference being that not all instances are hung on hangers and have price tags. Clothing is sold by weight: the price is set per kilogram. Of course, not everything can be bought for nothing - in some places prices are quite high and the cost of a single thing about approaches to the market. But there is confidence that the second such blouses, dug out a heap of colorful rags, you have exactly no one will see. Here you have the original appearance!

By the way, the originality. Of course, most things in this huge collapse, they say, used. And fittings are frankly outdated. But some shoppers Second Hand (note, people are not low income) quite successfully find unique things that are and are inexpensive, and the people in them go is not ashamed. They have their secrets. Most of them - regular visitors, and they know when new things arrive, including an exclusive little things easier to dig than a week after the collapse. And some people, running a close friendship with the owners of shops, learns of the arrival of the goods on the eve of and has the ability to choose something for themselves before the bulk of the goods will go on public display.

Sometimes Second Hand can find things with labels - absolutely new. Maybe somebody will treat this with skepticism - a pier, where a mass of donated clothing someone new things? What is the benefit of our foreign colleagues to bear in "salvage" completely new things? In fact, everything is very simple. Abroad, there is a system: passed, for example, 10 pounds of old clothes - get 20-30% discounts at some furniture or a bookstore. Those Germans are famous for their propensity for counting money, willingly hand over their belongings (old and not very) to get the opportunity to save. And you did not have such that you bought something (or you gave) did not like? Well, do not want to wear it, and throw a pity - after all quite new. So the Europeans such cases certainly occur.

Interestingly, the sale of clothing in the West Second Hand placed on an industrial basis, and Europeans - people are much more affluent and accustomed to a higher standard of living - quite successfully used this system. For example, in the Norwegian capital Oslo, which has a population of only 500,000 people, and income levels are among the highest in the world (the unemployment benefit - about 2 thousand dollars), shops selling clothes Second Hand, 3 times more than in the multimillion Moscow. No, I do not plead for the fact that all the Russians, as one, walked to dress in such "boutique". Just the view that the Second Hand - only "the commission store, where there is nothing good, no longer corresponds to reality.

Why do people go to Second Hand ? Someone said that there is cheap, others are looking for things European level, others to save on baby clothing. By the way, baby stuff here, really, there are interesting. Especially in the smallest. And when you consider that our kids are growing much faster than the incomes of their parents, and the need to upgrade children's clothes there is constant, the Second Hand can be a great way to save money. My friend, the remaining one with a four-year son and have no other financial support, except for salaries of teachers in high school, a few years to shop Second Hand entire garment for her son - jackets and pants bolonevye here cost half the price than the market.

At some stores, "European clothes" you can find truly ridiculous prices: some things are estimated at 10, 15, 30 rubles apiece. But this is usually discounted items - such that hardly anyone will buy "by weight". But on the eve of New Year, so dribs and drabs can become very, very relevant, especially for creating carnival costumes. Once, I heard about a young mother, who bought at very low prices knitted things in Second Hand, then wash them, spread, and of the resulting yarn knitting baby things. Also option.

From male colleagues, who had learned was going to write about clothes Second Hand, heard a tip: "I'd rather give up in the studio alter their old stuff, but will not go there." But not all men are so categorical - visit the "boutique" and they are. However, more often in the company of his wife and not as active as women who are looking for something like this, but come. Meanwhile, despite the man's disgust, many happy to wear t-shirts, bought them caring wives in the store. And they do not suspect that the shop he was referred to as «Second Hand» or "Clothes from Europe." A tee shirt wife purchased pre prostirnula ...

Although not all the shops Second Hand so beautiful and wonderful. And the greatest danger posed by shops Second Hand - risk of "sick". Togo, who visited here, pulls back in again and again. Even if this time you did not find anything, and the next and the next ...