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Do you shop for second-hand chic?

L.A. Times 2013/02/05 22:56:59
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Jaclyn Shanfeld moves from garment to garment with the unbridled joy of a little girl rummaging in her mother's closet.

From the "wall of Chanel" Shanfeld retrieves a light pink and lavender jacket that once fetched $3,200 but was priced for resale at $750. She shows off the unmarked soles of a pair Nicholas Kirkwood boots, originally purchased for $1,500 that are now offered for $700. She unveils a sheer black, sleeveless Alaia gown bought for a special occasion — but never worn. It set back its first buyer $5,400, but it's now available for $650.

These Rodeo Drive castoffs are among the luxury clothes and accessories offered for resale in the digital consignment store Shop-Hers. The online marketplace offers shoppers the opportunity to buy previously owned designer fashions at a discount. Sellers, meanwhile, can create room in their closets and pocket a higher percentage of the proceeds than consignment stores typically offer.

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  • Deryl Mac 2013/04/23 13:00:32
  • moonglum 2013/02/10 14:28:34
    Yes
    moonglum
    yes i do sometimes
  • ShaySceneDeletion 2013/02/09 02:27:02
    Yes
    ShaySceneDeletion
    because not all previous owner are coffee stain toting slobs and i like to tailor and redesign clothes besides that's where vintage comes from... not mass producing overly washed new clothes lol
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/02/08 19:11:45
    No
    MOMMA THOMAS
    CAN'T AFFORD 2ND HAND CHIC.... GREAT GRANDMA. (ALTHOUGH I HAVE TONS OF "UNCHIC" 2ND HANDS!)
  • Reggie☮ 2013/02/08 15:37:36
    No
    Reggie☮
    No thanks.
  • AM 2013/02/08 13:53:51
  • HelloKittyKia 2013/02/08 08:01:11
    Yes
    HelloKittyKia
    def even if i had the money to buy one pair of tights in beverly hills i wouldnt i love getting a bargain on an adorable item.
  • RevBH 2013/02/08 07:18:38
    Yes
    RevBH
    Constantly. I love the hunt, and I love the quality I get for tiny prices.
  • TheBorg 2013/02/08 05:46:26
    Yes
    TheBorg
  • Jenna ☮♡ッ 2013/02/08 03:09:14
    Yes
    Jenna ☮♡ッ
    +1
    Very frequently, actually. I've found some really nice stuff for only a few bucks!
  • hasher 2013/02/08 02:46:41
    Yes
    hasher
    +1
    except some of that stuff is still too pricey for me. i do like thift stores though if i can get stuff at a decent price.
  • **StarzAbove** 2013/02/08 00:50:03
  • JS 2013/02/07 21:52:03
    Yes
    JS
    +2
    Sometimes, if I can find a designer for cheaper! Most people who shell out for luxury brands will really take care of their clothes.
  • Todd Parsons 2013/02/07 21:43:17
    No
    Todd Parsons
    +1
    A second hand Chick...Nope I don't like sloppy seconds
  • Kezzi Morris 2013/02/07 21:41:15
    Yes
    Kezzi Morris
    +1
    sometimes
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2013/02/07 17:42:24
    Yes
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +1
    Sure, some great deal there
  • Leona Hill 2013/02/07 16:47:18
    Yes
    Leona Hill
    +2
    I prefer someone else pay the outrageous price and I get the benefit.
  • CorrectOpinion 2013/02/07 15:56:00
    Yes
    CorrectOpinion
    +1
    Especially here in LA....tons of good used stuff.
  • Hakking 2013/02/07 15:00:48
  • Leona Hill Hakking 2013/02/07 16:49:08
    Leona Hill
    +1
    You assume other people have filthy grease?
  • Hakking Leona Hill 2013/02/07 16:52:51
  • Walt Hakking 2013/02/08 14:19:00
  • Hakking Walt 2013/02/08 14:20:54
  • Leona Hill Hakking 2013/02/08 17:11:14
    Leona Hill
    +1
    You and "Monk" and Sheldon in "Big Bang Theory." I like them both, by the way.
  • Hakking Leona Hill 2013/02/08 17:45:38
  • Mo 2013/02/07 14:25:57
    Yes
    Mo
    +1
    Second hand cheap.
  • debrarae POTL _ PWCM 2013/02/07 13:54:16
    Yes
    debrarae POTL _ PWCM
    When I don't have time to design and sew my clothes for myself, I absolutely go second hand chic.
  • KATniss 2013/02/07 12:59:52
    Yes
    KATniss
    don't have a problem :p
  • SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO) 2013/02/07 12:59:05
    No
    SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO)
    sorry.
  • Kitty 2013/02/07 10:52:29
    Yes
    Kitty
    +1
    You bet!!
  • jade 2013/02/07 03:18:00
    Yes
    jade
    +4
    Op shops are my favorite. They have a larger selection then normal stores and who cares if it has been worn before. You can find some great outfits there.
  • Leona Hill jade 2013/02/07 16:50:41
    Leona Hill
    +2
    One thing I love about them is that there is a much bigger variety and they are not confined to the current year's stupid fashions.
  • jade Leona Hill 2013/02/10 22:35:08
    jade
    You are so right!
  • lmnlme10921 2013/02/07 03:17:28
    Yes
    lmnlme10921
    +3
    I buy a lot on consignment. If you go to stores that that are picky about what they choose, you can find great looking clothes that are still "in" for much less than the original price. Plus, they have such a high turnover rate on inventory that there's always stuff going on sale, on top of the already low price.
  • Mike 2013/02/07 00:04:16
    Yes
    Mike
    +2
    or even pick it up for nothing on "Freecycle"
  • Mike Mike 2013/02/07 00:30:09
    Mike
    +2
    WTF is Jaclyn Shanfeld?

    Those "discounted" prices quoted above still seem pretty sky-high to me. lol
  • Pookie 2013/02/06 20:51:20
    Yes
    Pookie
    +3
    I get a lot of cool finds at second hand stores.
    Just because it's second hand doesn't mean it isn't fashionable.
  • Alexis82 2013/02/06 20:20:58
    Yes
    Alexis82
    +2
    Especially when such great deal is available.
  • CoinOperatedJoy 2013/02/06 20:00:35
    Yes
    CoinOperatedJoy
    +4
    I have my own style, but I love thrift shopping!
  • being me 2013/02/06 19:31:45
    Yes
    being me
    +2
    Sometimes

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