By Jenifer Gee
Despite economy, still possible to look good for less
During a rough economy, fulfilling basic food, shelter and transportation needs can make the desire for new clothing seem frivolous.
However, for those fusionists who have a few dollars left over, there are some cost-effective ways to indulge in one or two additions to their wardrobe.
Just ask Cheryl’s Clothes Closet storeowner Jodie Luckett. Luckett is a self-proclaimed “treasurer hunter” who loves to find deals on clothing.
“I buy everything second hand,” Luckett said. “It’s the thrill of the hunt. When I find an item that was $600 for $6 or less, I quake I get so excited.”
Luckett said as a single mother of three there was “no other way I could shop” besides searching through the goods at thrift stores. However, even today, she said she couldn’t fathom spending $100 on a new item.
She recommends that thrift store shoppers stay committed to the hunt.
“There will be times when you don’t find anything and other times you’ll hit the mother lode,” Luckett said... read on