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Sarah's live-NZ-made challenge gets expensive, with the search for locally made winter clothing and shoes.
As I feel autumn starting to kick in, and knowing winter is just around the corner, I have been on a desperate search for warm New Zealand-made clothes. Unfortunately, everything I stumble across is so far out of my budget that it's becoming rather depressing.
I decided to hit up Trade Me. I searched the site for New Zealand-made and actually found a lot of stuff. Unfortunately, there wasn't really any warm stuff in my size.
I like to try on my clothes before I buy them, too. It's okay if a website has a sizing guide, but Trade Me doesn't—it would be impossible with all the different brands sold. Sometimes the sellers include vague measurements, but I'm never sure if I should trust them and I don't want to waste my money on something that could be the wrong size. Tops are okay, it doesn't matter so much if they're a bit big, but trousers need to be just the right size.
So, it's a trip to the second hand shops this afternoon I think! I really need some winter shoes too. I have actually bought a couple of pairs off Trade Me before, and have been happy with them, but I figure I should check out some New Zealand-made shoes before resorting to secondhand. Anyone got any tips? I can't seem to find any!