Like Brooklyn, Philadelphia had plenty of perfect stoops: Cement or red brick stairs that you plop down on whilst sipping a soda, waiting for people to stroll by and spot your amazing -- and probably dusty -- wares.
Fashions change every season and when we buy new things we have to get rid of the old, outgrown and out of style. Americans consume 65 pounds of new clothes per person each year and discard a total of 25.4 billion pounds of textiles annually.
What I don't like are the rich men's wives who trill, 'O, it's second hand!' There is a creeping sense that they are condescending to us women who earn a living and keep our families, and don't have a banker as a bank.