Some thrift stores have clothes with that "used" smell but most don't from my experience. I always wash my "new" used clothes before wearing them anyway but many times they look brand new and some still have the tags on them.<quoted text>
I have a friend who buys all her clothes in thrift stores and yard sales; but I just can't bring myself to wear someone elses clothes; mostly they are the clothing that belonged to someone who died. There's a particular smell to them; don't you find?
Guess it depends on the thrift store, but I just happened to find a gold mine. Still shop at Goodwill too and found half my summer wardrobe there - brand names, looked brand new and, again, some with the store tags still on them - for the same amount I would've spent on just one shirt at a retail store.
My motto is "It's new to me." And I feel very smart wearing top brand name clothes with a lot of money still in my pocketbook.
But my husband used to think like you do though until I bought him three brand name shirts that he absolutely loves.- after washing them first, of course. I made believers out of both my daughter and my husband.