All my clothes are brand new, except I did find a black wool blazer today at a thrift store for just $5.00. Id rather spend the money I save on cruiseing and travel! I splurged last cruise on one expensive formal night dress but I've always gotten as many compliments on the things that did not cost a lot. I think it's having a good eye for fit, fabric, colors and styles that work for you. I get lots of idea from fashion magazines and then look for less expensive versions.