Secondhand clothes often meet the needs of “cheap” already, but they are good or not, it depends a lot on us.
Secondhand clothes, is a commodity that is no stranger to Vietnamese consumers. Although they are not new, they are popular with many people because they have special designs, rarely seen and especially cheap prices, maybe only ⅓, ¼ original price.
The origin of these clothes was originally from those organizations which support poor people. In Vietnam, they are often imported from Cambodia and are packed into boxes, bales mixed with each other, regardless of each. This is also the reason why people call it secondhand.
Now, the name of secondhand clothes is still available, but the origin of these clothes is not only from other countries. They may be from other users reselling, donating and even … clothes getting from the thieves.
It is also because of this “confusing magazine” that there are also many issues to consider when buying secondhand goods. The readers can refer to the note below for more valuable experience in finding valuable second hand clothes.
- Check fabric quality and color
Old goods, there are many types with different materials. You need to look carefully to see if the fabric is still good, they have many wrinkles or not. In particular, you need to turn the clothes upside down to see the inner fabric because this is the direct contact with the skin when wearing.
If you see something with large stains, it is best to stay away because often they have become too difficult to clean. In addition, because some stores use yellow lights, you also need to check the color of the clothes to see if they are correct by giving them to the outdoor light or using the phone flashlight.
- Sanitation treatment
The next note is about hygiene. Often you will not be able to see the “dirty” of clothes with the naked eye. These items are inherently not very clean and may be a germ that easily makes you sick, especially dermatology. Some types of cartons may have been chemically treated to be cleaner, but the same chemicals will cause problems if you have sensitive skin.
So, it is best not to try clothes directly on people. Wear a layer of underclothes before trying on clothes and wash them very well right after buying. In addition, you should also boil a pot of water, add salt and dip clothes into the blanch to kill all bacteria.
Another suggestion is to use the steam iron one more time after washing. This will make the clothes both clean and help them look newer.
- Stay away from old underwear and swimwear
For hygienic reasons, you should never buy second hand underwear and swimwear. The pads in swimsuits, bra are the bacteria that can be difficult to destroy by normal ways. When exposed to the most sensitive parts of the body, they can make you sick.
- Go buy with friends and buy as much as possible
Choosing secondhand items is sometimes like a “fight”. There will be a lot of other people coming to try on clothes with you and often people may not be as courteous as in normal clothing shops. The advice is to invite friends to buy as many items that seem to be satisfied, then move on to the more careful selection stage.
A good friend can also act as a mirror, a counselor and protect your belongings while you are immersed in the pile. Moreover, whatever you do, having more friends is always more fun than going alone.
- Select the appropriate secondhand address
Not all stores will have second-hand goods that suit you. Ideally, go online to search for information first and regularly follow the fanpage to update the sale then get secondhand clothes. However, you should not rely too much on “shimmering” images online. Advertising that, people will always make it more beautiful in real life.