Second Hand Lingerie
second hand lingerie. It has such a bad name for itself, thanks to
Japan and its weird vending machines of days gone by, but second hand
lingerie can be a boon for the lingerie lover. It is cheap, it quite
often has something of a 'vintage' charm, and it is cheap. Did I say
'cheap' twice? That's because it's usually very cheap. It's also good
for the environment to re-use old garments rather than burying them
in land fills.(It's also very good for the environment not to breed, so keep that in mind the next time the pope breaks into your house through the bathroom window and tries to steal your prophylactics away.)
What kinds of lingerie can you buy second hand? Well some people say that briefs, undies or knickers should never be bought second hand due to the omnipresent nature of what scientists describe as "goliath cooties," in other words, bacteria and whatnot. Sure you can wash undergarments of this nature, however washing does not necessarily kill all bacteria, nor can it rid a garment of unsightly stains and if you are the sort of person who uses hand sanitiser then most underpants should probably be avoided on a second hand basis.
Alternatively, you can live on the edge and they can be bought at your own risk. We're all so darn germ phobic these days, once upon a time people would eat food coated in mud for dinner and think nothing of it, so go ahead and buy second hand knickers if you so desire. It probably won't kill you outright. If you're on the border of considering such a move, remember that it is always possible to remove the existing lining in a pair of panties and replace it with a new one. This operation requires only a pair of scissors, and some needle and thread and can be done by anyone with a basic idea of how sewing might work.
Bras, corsets and girdles, on the other hand, are ripe for the picking and people put up far less of a stink about buying these sorts of items second hand. A second hand corset can literally save you hundreds of dollars and add an exciting edge of glam to your closet. Stockings can occasionally come up for sale as well, and if they are not laddered could be quite a bargain.
Keeping one's eyes peeled for second hand lingerie, whether online or in your local thrift or charity store is an excellent way to breathe new life into old lingerie and stretch your lingerie budget during an economic downturn.
Next week, how to generate second hand electricity. Make your electrons go further.