Why It's the Economical and Fashionable Thing to Do
While closet raiding is often event-specific or the product of your own laziness when it comes to laundry, it can be convenient when you're bored with your everyday wardrobe and running low on cash. While sales are great, why not save some moola and go shopping in another person's closet?
Melissa Brown, who works in pharmaceutical advertising, says she used to hate getting up for work because of the pressure she felt when deciding what to wear. She soon realized that walking into the next room could be the answer to her problems. "I live with three other girls, and raiding their closets has been something that is now a daily ritual," she says. "I love being trendy with a 'new' outfit every day that I get to take credit for."
Sussman, too, says "every girl loves a new outfit, but it's tough to keep up with, particularly given the current state of the economy. Getting clothes for free from our friends is the perfect way to infuse excitement into your wardrobe without spending money."
While closet raiding may seem like an uncomplicated art form, Kosofsky Glassberg suggests following these simple rules: