National Secondhand Wardrobe Day encourages deals and savings each year across the United States on August 25. Find steals in secondhand and consignment stores all day long on gently worn clothing for all ages. 

Did you know, secondhand shopping offers numerous benefits. Beginning with the savings, for a fraction of the price of retail, thrifty shoppers fill their wardrobe while pocketing the savings.  Additionally, they conveniently shop for the whole family in one or two stores.  Many secondhand stops cater to particular age groups making it easier to find the styles shoppers seek. Instead of ending up in a landfill, the lightly used clothing gets another go around. And, this National Day benefits the Earth as well!

Freeing up some of your closet space and giving some of your rarely worn clothes will benefit you with extra space.  Donating your clothing will be helping someone else who is a secondhand store shopper.  Your donation will be a blessing to them as well as to the charity that runs the store.

Why allow the stigma of wearing used clothing beat the above scenario of the recycling, reusing, re-purposing cycle we are trying to teach the next generation. Plus, many local secondhand stores are set up as a nonproft raising additional funds for local needs in the community. 

In Northwest Florida, Waterfront Mission is the place to go.  With stores from Crestview to Mobile, you’ll not only find a great deal but help those who need it most as well.  Check out thier online store too.  Helping Hand is another here.. With so much moving to online shopping check out Tredup.  A online experience that’s helping encourage online shopping in this category. Others include Goodwill, Thrifted, The RealReal, Swap, Worn Not Wasted, Alyssa’s, and more…

HOW TO OBSERVE #SecondhandWardrobeDay

For all secondhand store shoppers, find an entire wardrobe in thrift stores across the United States. Do you need more ways to celebrate? Well here you go:

  • Watch thrift store makeover shows inspiration.
  • Share your tips and trick to thrift store shopping.
  • Learn how to best utilize a bargain for maximum appeal.
  • Invite others to join you and then host a thrift store fashion show. 

Put your new outfit on and use #SecondhandWardrobeDay to post images on social media. 


Jennifer lives happily in North Florida with her husband Scott and after a stroke and two brain surgeries her mom. While not blessed with children they dote on their four legged children four cats. I started writing after spinal surgery required second round of physical therapy to learn to walk yet again. While reading is a favorite hobby writing is something new with the launch of this blog and hopefully a fiction novel in the future.


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