With the opening of borders, a stream of worn things has formed in our countries. After all, the market itself is changing, adjusting to the expectations of the public.
Despite the considerable age of such a phenomenon, there are many myths around it. But they have nothing to do with reality.
Second hand clothes are very worn out. Today, almost all clothing coming from Europe to Russia and the CIS countries has minimal wear and tear. In addition, there are quite a lot of new clothes. How does it even get there? In fact, everything is simple. It happens that a purchased item is either small, or large, or simply loses its liking when you try it again at home. If her tag has come off, then it is no longer possible to return such a thing to the store. So she gets into the second-hand. You can find in the total mass and clothing stock. These are surplus factory production and those things that stores simply do not have time to sell. Therefore, it is not surprising that in the second hand you can find a new thing with a tag at all. They talk about being worn, it is worth noting that such clothes are practically not supplied to our countries. The increased exactingness of domestic consumers is to blame for everything. As a result, second-hand clothes go to underdeveloped countries, they go to Africa. Of course, we also have stores selling used clothing. But this is easily revealed in the process of inspecting things. It is worth noting that the culture of wearing things in Europe is completely different from ours. There people are much more careful with their clothes.
Second-hand clothing has poor workmanship. In fact, the clothes brought from Europe are of a very high quality. It is rather difficult to find such in Russia itself. It turns out that the same item sold in a prestigious domestic boutique and in a second-hand store may differ in quality. In this case, the old thing will be better made. The fact is that for our market, brands make clothes in Asian countries using low quality materials. Indeed, in Russia there are not such strict standards for the import and sale of clothing than in Europe. And this gives the green light to the distribution of lower quality goods. So a trip to second-hand can be a hike for quality.
Second hand clothes are unfashionable. It is surprising that second-hand clothes enter the Russian market almost faster than they appear in boutiques. The reason lies in the fact that used clothes come to us in a continuous flow, there are several deliveries per month. But in boutiques, the assortment is updated only with the arrival of a new season, that is, 4 times a year. So it turns out that European novelties appear in the second-hand faster, besides, they can be found there in a single copy. Therefore, in such a store you can buy a stylish and bright thing without fear that you will see it on someone else. It is not surprising that a whole stratum of second-hand fans has formed. They specifically hunt for exclusive items that come to such stores. These women closely monitor all new arrivals, managing to intercept the original outfit or stylish jeans faster than competing buyers. Many connoisseurs make such hunting even their hobby.
Second-hand clothes are exclusively for the poor. In fact, second-hand shoppers have different income levels. Someone buys used clothes because they simply cannot afford to buy new things. And there are also people who have the opportunity to make a purchase in a boutique. But these people, without advertising their interest, understand the quality of the materials and know the brands. They understand that in the second hand there is an opportunity to purchase a rather inexpensive excellent thing. And there is no need to go to Europe for it. The habit of dressing in second-hand does not scare creative people at all. It is easier for them to find a unique thing in a pile of old clothes than to walk through plain boutiques. Unsurprisingly, many stars speak openly about their commitment to such stores.
Second-hand is the usual humanitarian aid that just didn't make it to its destination. It would be a mistake to think that clever tradesmen catch things halfway and then resell them. This business has nothing to do with charity. Second-hand goods are bought in large quantities in Western Europe and America. Then this product, like any other foreign one, goes through customs clearance and goes to wholesale warehouses. From there, things are purchased by small sellers. Therefore, second-hand is not a theft of humanitarian aid, but a business product. In addition, it also replenishes the state budget, since the customs duty is paid. Delivery of second-hand goods to the country is completely legal.
It is simply impossible to buy new and fashionable things in second-hand stores - everything goes to the relatives and friends of the sellers. Large second-hand stores today offer a fairly extensive range of high quality products and well-known brands. Usually, the halls occupy hundreds or even thousands of square meters. Regular deliveries of products occur 1-3 times a week. You simply cannot find so many acquaintances to give them all new things. Today, second-hand stores are also mastering the Internet. Within the city limits, items selected through the site can be ordered to be measured and bought using a courier. There are delivery options to other regions, payment methods vary.
Second-hand clothing is contagious. This is a very popular myth, but there is no evidence for it. One should not be afraid of an unknown foreign infection. After all, things undergo a powerful disinfection even abroad. They are treated with paraformalin at a temperature of 60 degrees. Only after that things receive a sanitary and hygienic conclusion on the possibility of further use. In other words, antibacterial treatment first, and only then customs. That is, it is simply unrealistic to get infected with something from purified things.
Thing bought in second-hand does not need to be washed. In fact, there is a special recommendation - to wash a thing recently purchased in such a store. Indeed, in the process of disinfection, paraformalin is used, and some people are allergic to it. But after the first wash, this substance will leave the thing.
Second-hand clothes smell bad. In any store of such clothes, there is really a special smell. But its origin is explained by the very chemical treatment. But you should not be afraid of such a smell, because it is direct proof that the clothes are clean. After the first wash, the unpleasant odor will surely disappear.
Second hand clothes are dirty. Again, it is worth mentioning the pre-cleaning, which kills all germs. Second-hand clothes may have some flaws, but you don't have to worry about their cleanliness.
Second-hand clothes are the ones that were thrown into the trash by rich people. It's hard to imagine how many employees you need to hire to go around all the garbage dumps and look for things that are suitable for sale. This business has a multi-million dollar turnover with well-established supplier channels.
Things in second-hand stores are sold in kilograms. Today in stores there are various schemes for selling things. Usually, they still try to sell things by the piece, sticking a price tag on each of them. But the purchase of goods is really by weight.
Things are sold at the same prices in regular stores. In fact, there are often sales in second hand - you need to make room for a new product. The prices are getting really ridiculous, that doesn't happen in stores. And the price can be negotiated with the seller, especially if any defects are found on the things.
There is no sense to buy in second-hand, because all the same is in the markets. In fact, it is easier to find an exclusive product here, and not in the markets. After all, they sell low-quality clothing designed for the mass user. And in the second-hand, things were once bought by Europeans and Americans, who can afford to buy quality things, and then change them after a few months. So new branded items are among the second-hand goods. Most of the clothes here are original and stylish, which simply cannot be found in our markets.
Stock and second hand are the same thing. In fact, these stores have different conceptual meanings. Stoke offers completely new items from the collections of previous seasons. But second-hand new items are diluted with used clothes.
It's hard to find the right size in thrift stores. Unlike most fashion stores, it has clothes that go beyond the average person. After all, second-hand clothing also comes from people with imperfect figures. What came up (or didn't fit) in due time for them may well be useful to us. Even if the thing turns out to be great, it can be altered.