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Savvy mom-daughter duo thrift wardrobe, earn $24k annually reselling second-hand clothes

A savvy mum and daughter thrift their entire wardrobe and make $24k-a-year reselling second-hand clothes.

Olivia Ohno, 27, was raised to hunt out a good bargain and loves rifling through charity shops to find clothes.

The single mum and her “fashionista” daughter, Maya, eight, go to the thrift store at least once a week - to find new items for their wardrobe and to sell on.

The duo find children’s T-shirts for $3 and three pairs of new Hunter Wellington boots for $22.89.

As well as filling their wardrobe, Olivia donates to other parents or sells on items she finds and pockets around $2,000-a-month.

Olivia and Maya use their extra income to fund experiences – such as a trip to Disney World - which they couldn't afford otherwise.

Olivia, an educator, from Seattle, Washington, US, said: “Probably everything I own is second-hand.

“I really enjoy it.

“What I make from reselling is fun money.

“We went to Disney and Alaska.

“I use it for things I wouldn’t do if I didn’t make extra money.”

Olivia grew up with a single mum and learnt to thrift as she didn’t have the funds to buy items new.

But she continued to shop second-hand and now teaches her daughter, Maya, to hunt out cheap pre-loved clothes.

Olivia said: “She’s always been a fashionista.

“She’ll not wear an outfit more than twice.

“Her style is very girly. Anything sparkly, dresses and bright.”

The mum realised started selling her thrifted items, and recycled clothes from her wardrobe and now matches her monthly salary – pocketing $2,000 per month.

Olivia finds designer items such as Hunter wellies – purchasing three pairs for $22.89.

She sold on one pair for $45 and another for $30.

One of her favourite finds was a large Marc Jacobs tote bag, worth $450, which she bought for $4.

Olivia said: “I love finding things that are trendy now and spend a fraction of the price.”

As well as selling on her items, she also donates clothes and has started thrifting for less fortunate families who need clothes for their children for school.

She said she had over 500 emails from people who needed help.

Olivia said: “We pick a TikTok friend to pick school clothes for.”

The mum and daughter use their extra money for “experiences" - while Olivia’s nine to five job pays the bills.

Olivia said: “We’ve been to Disney three summers in a row.

“I save that money for experiences.”

Olivia said Maya is proud to show off her second-hand clothes – something she had felt “embarrassed” about as a little girl.

She said: “She’ll tell everyone.

“Second-hand is seen as less than but it’s not.

“It doesn’t matter how much money I have - I’d still be a thrifter.”

Olivia's best bargains -

Three pairs of Hunter wellies for $22.89

A Marc Jacobs tote bag for $4

Hanna Andersson children's dresses for $3 each

Free People dress for $5

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