I actually prefer to buy used clothes for my sons. You can see how it is going to look after being laundered, you don’t have to worry about it shrinking, and no one knows if you bought it new and *your* child wore it from the beginning or if someone else’s child did. You can also provide more variety of higher quality clothes and shoes if you aren’t paying retail. Also, when my kid totally ruins a shirt I can take comfort in the fact that I only paid 50? instead of $12.00.