Buying clothes from a resale or consignment store can add a certain flare to your wardrobe that buying from a brand name label can't. Resale clothing shops are commonly part of bigger thrift stores that have an assortment of items for sale on consignment, but they do exist independently. Going to a resale clothing store can result in the finding of clothes and other outerwear that is often termed vintage. These used clothes are aged and are often indicative of a certain era. They can be unique pieces that are no longer produced, and if the store or seller is aware of their vintage status, they can sometimes come at a premium price. While the quality and condition of some used apparel can be questionable, most stores make a point of only taking clean, well-examined clothes. When a desired item is found, it generally comes at an affordable price that major retail chains can't sell at.
Additionally, thrift stores are a great place to shop on a budget. If you're looking to buy for a certain occasion or costume, shopping at a resale store can be beneficial, since you can get the items you need at a lower cost. Many people will bring items that they no longer need to these stores in the hopes of selling them back at a fraction of the cost they paid. These clothes can be maternity clothes, baby clothes or children's clothes that are no longer needed or worn, and will be appreciated by mothers who need them but can't afford to buy them new.