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    Default 3 things ruined -- $1.80!!

    An unusual 3 articles of clothing were ruined this week -- all were dd6's :

    unwashable paint on Old Navy jeans, a cute long sleeve shirt that got some kind of glue and paper stuck to it, and a cute Children's Place shirt that a local basketball team signed their names in permanent marker (dh gave permission).

    I didn't mind a bit, since all of them were from the thrift store and were .60 a piece!!! I can't imagine if I would have put retail money into these clothes!

    Another benefit of thrift store shopping (especially for kids)

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    Maybe you could try dying the pants to a the same color as the paint or just let her wear them for play clothes so she doesn't "damage" any new ones.

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    oh yeah, they will be play clothes.. my whole point was just the fact that I only paid .60 an item for them! I know people who would pay $22 for a kid's shirt - ok if you can, but that would be a big bummer!

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    i'll never go back to buying clothes at retail prices. shoes, yeah i still buy new ones; i walk / bike everywhere and need 'good' sneaks, but all my clothes come from thrift stores.
    i agree, its so much nicer to rip/stain/wreck clothes that cost just a few bucks!!!!

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    I agree also. I need some new jeans and my son needs some new pants; I will go to the thrift store that we recently visited to buy these. I won't feel near as bad when he inevitably ruins them!

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    Kids, nothing is safe, lol! I also won't buy new ever again with the exception of shoes, I just can't justify that kind of money on clothing!

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    I hear ya! My kids go through alot of clothes, I shop only at the thrift stores!

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    I know what you mean! My two boys eventually destroy every piece of clothing I get for them. We would be (more) broke if I paid anywhere near regular-store prices.

    You know, I often read advice about purchasing "good quality" (read: full price expensive) clothing for your kids and then ebaying them or taking them to consignment stores. I always wonder who in the world is lucky enough to have kids who don't destroy their clothes?

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