Mitumba shopping 4 clothing items you should avoid buying from mtumba

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Cheap can be expensive.

play Mtumba market - clothing items to avoid buying from mtumba (Kenyans)

One of the main reasons why people opt to buy mtumba clothes is because of its affordability.

With patience, good bargaining skills and a keen eye, mtumba shopping can be heaven for a lot of people.

Despite their affordability however, comes the question of durability as well as the hygienic state of second hand clothing items.

Here are four items to avoid buying second hand.


play Second hand shoes - avoid buying second hand shoes (Nibambe)


Shoes usually adapt to the shape of someone’s foot which will make it difficult to find a perfect fit with second hand shoes.

Also, they aren’t durable and you will end up having to buy new shoes within a short period of time.

2.Underwear and swim suits

play Second hand underwear - avoid buying second hand underwear (Courtesy)


Any item that touched someone else’s nether regions should be avoided at all costs. You’re better off splurging on a good pair of underwear and swimming costume than risking an infection by buying them second hand.

ALSO READ: 5 ‘mitumba’ shopping tips to help you buy the best fashionable clothes

3.Workout clothes

Second hand workout clothes may not be the most hygienic option for gym wear.


play Second hand hats - avoid buying second hand hats (Pinterest)


Hats might contain hair product remnants, sweat and even skin infections.

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