Finding the Perfect Fit — First-Class Tips for Second-Hand Shopping

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Post a Note is your hangout; a place where it is free to connect with thousands of like-minded locals to buy, sell, and swap. Buying second-hand clothes online can be just as much fun as in store, but it also brings some unique challenges with it. To help you avoid wasting time and money, we would like to offer you some tips that will help you have a rewarding, and amazing experience.

1) Contact the Seller

To ensure that the Harley Davidson Jacket, Fred Bracks shirt, and brown Suede Leather Jacket will look just as great on you as you had imagined, it can pay off to contact the seller and as for exact measurements of the item. Sellers are usually happy to help you with these queries as they would like to help others enjoy the items just as much as they once did.

The most important measurements that will allow you to judge an item’s size are the following:

Tops (sweaters, t-shirts, blouses, shirts, etc.)

Bottoms (pants, skirts, etc.)

2) Check your Closet

Before going online for your second-hand clothes shopping, it is a good idea to check your closet to see which pieces you haven’t worn in a while and consider what accessories or extra layers would help bring them back to life. After all, clothes are like spouses. Sometimes looking at them from a different angle (or with different accessories) can bring back the passion they once radiated. (And if not, you may want to think about letting them go for someone else to enjoy).

3) Set a Budget

Yes, ladies, this can be difficult, but the good news is that with second-hand clothing you can usually get more for your money. And who doesn’t like that? In other words, if you’re not sure about that gorgeous dress that would really suit that purse you bought the other day, think about how much you’d spend for it at the store and… just go for it! If you check your finances at the end of the month and decide that you went overboard, you can always re-sell the item.

4) Try It On, Online

Yes, that is possible. Here’s the trick: When you’re looking at clothes online and you’re not sure if it will look good on you, simply cut out your head from a recent photo and press it against your computer screen to “pretend” that you’re wearing that item. Don’t laugh — it works!

5) Dare New Colours

We all know someone who is so set on a certain colour that others can often guess after one week, what their favourite colour might be? If you’re one of these only-one-colour-suits-me types, dare trying something different. The good thing with second-hand clothing is that the risk is fairly low, as they are usually cheaper than brand new items. So, change things up and surprise your friends with a new look! I bet you’re gonna love their reactions – and the new item!

Feel free to add further suggestions and advice for others. Comments are also always welcome.

Happy Shopping!

Your Post a Note Team


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