Hoard or Sell?

Are you a seller or a hoarder when it comes to what’s in your wardrobe?

I hadn’t thought of myself as someone too sentimental when it comes to hoarding onto things from years gone by.  When I look at all the clothes in the wardrobe, yes I did have some coats dating back to the early 1990’s (which I eventually sold on Trade Me), but they were really the only clothes that I hadn’t worn for years. In my mind I always thought it was worth holding onto coats, as they don’t generally date in style and are an expensive purchase.

Everything else comes out of  the wardrobe and does get worn. There are some things that I have bought specifically to display in my room, or on my mannequin,  but nothing that I am saving for a rainy day or am hoping can squeeze into.

This makes me definitely a Seller not a Hoarder. If I can make money by selling my clothes/shoes to someone else, and use that money to reinvest in other purchases – then I am a very happy shopper. My most recent example of this is selling two pair of G-star jeans this month for NZ $267.00 and buying a new pair for $170.00 from Route 66 in Newmarket.  This left me $97.00 dollars in credit. What to spend that money on?

I could even say that surely I am saving money this way, and with a wardrobe that appears to be constantly on a diet (getting slimmer by the day ) – this is great news and  just in time for summer.cropped-banner_yt.gif

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I fell into the art of style quite by accident. There was no defining moment when I decided that I knew what I wanted to do. I want people to feel good about themselves. Many don’t know where to shop and/or how to wear fashion. It has never been solely about cost, but of finding quality at a reasonable price and being able to wear - to suit your own figure, style and fashion. Join me as we explore – What is Style? Yellow Tulip

6 Comments on Hoard or Sell?

  1. I miss G Star! I still have three pairs of jeans you gave me and wear them all the time. You forget to mention that you are also very generous with distributing clothing to your friends. Most of my wardrobe is “styled by Yellow Tulip” i.e. gleaned from your decluttering each season. I’m a lucky girl. Any suggestions for brands to buy in the states? I can’t find G Star in Seattle, no., not even at Nordstroms!

    • I wish that NZ had a G Star dedicated store, but have to settle for Route 66 in Newmarket which sells a great range. I love to give my clothes to friends and also donate some as it is nice to share the love around. Often my clothes look better on you than they did on me anyway. I haven’t ever found shopping in the States that great for me personally, although the price of shoes is excellent. I found Century 21 in New York had lots of clothes I liked on sale when I was there in 2009 and still wear many of the bargain buys I managed to find. Despite many telling me that the jeans in USA come in all shapes and sizes, I somehow must be the odd fit, as never found any that suited me. Victoria Secret for gym gear is always a must-see for me. Nordstroms always promises so much – but never really delivers. Happy shopping.

  2. DW in Brisbane // September 24, 2014 at 5:41 am // Reply

    I am not a seller (being only 5ft, my clothing would only fit a very niche market!!) and I try very hard not to be a hoarder, although it is sometimes very hard to throw away something that is associated with good memories. But, after one monstrously horrible clean out that took all day and resulted in 12 big garbage bags of clothes to throw out or recycle, I learned my lesson! I now annually go through my wardrobe and anything that has not been worn in that year either becomes a rag (for the man with the oily power tools in the garage!) or is donated to a charity. And the space left means I can treat myself to something new! 😃

    • There is nothing more satisfying than having a great clean-up and creating some new space and getting rid of clutter. Sounds like you have got a system that works perfectly for you each year. As you know I have the exact opposite problem to you at 5 ft 9 and a body out of proportion. So nice to know that you also donate and recycle your clothes. The best thing of course being able to treat yourself at the end of it. Always love something new in the wardrobe to look forward to. Happy Days.

  3. Haha, love your post! Yes, besides sharing each other’s closets, we are always looking to sell our gently used (or in most cases unused-with the tags still attached) clothing, for next to nothing, because this justifies freeing up closet room for new goodies.

    XOXO N&N

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