Thrift-Lover’s 20-Year Spending Ban: Even Underwear is Pre-Owned

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For two decades, Angela Morton from South Wales has sourced her wardrobe from charity shops, eBay, Vinted and other pre-loved clothes stores. She has saved hundreds of pounds thanks to her thrifty shopping habits, and even managed to get her husband, David, and children, Ben, 17, and Meighan, 16, on board.

Angela has found designer bags for a fraction of the price, including a Vivienne Westwood bag for £56 and two Stella McCartney bags for £40 each – instead of a whopping £800. She also found a pair of Dr Marten boots, which have lasted her for over eight years and set her back just £25.

Her trusty Doc Martens were only £25 (Picture: Jam Press)

Her second-hand shopping obsession started when she was 19 and now she is keen to spread the message of sustainability. She even buys underwear from second-hand shops as long as they are unworn and ‘new with tags.’

Now she has set up her own sustainable business, Equal=ibrium, to help reduce plastic waste in the bathroom. Angela also hopes to pass on her knowledge about the impact of fast fashion to her children in order to educate them about making more informed choices when it comes to clothes.

To help others get started with second-hand shopping, Angela recommends shopping around on different second-hand sites such as Depop, eBay and Vinted. Additionally, she suggests talking to friends about swapping clothes and negotiating the price with the seller on Vinted. By taking small steps and not being too hard on yourself, anyone can make a big difference when it comes to sustainable shopping.

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