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Wear leggings to the swap meet.


I love to go to swap meets and garage sales to find good bargains on clothes, but a lot of times it's hard to try on clothes- especially pants. Today I went to a great swap meet and happened to be wearing leggings. It was great because I could try on all the jeans without any hassles! People stared a little bit but at least my undergarments weren't showing and I found some awesome jeans for $5.

Shared by runnindownadream on 10/19/08

That's a good idea! I hate when garage sale peeps don't let you...which I've encountered before. Grr.

  • By aliciak
  • on 10/21/08 11:13 AM EST

I have to try and remember to do that ... I'll throw stuff on sometimes in the store because I don't want to go into the trying room and that can get some eyeballs rolling, but I'm not going to buy something if I'm not sure it will work. Good tip!


This is an awesome tip. I would never think to do that!