Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ropa Usada=Treasure Hunt


Ropa Usada means used clothing in Spanish and many winter Texans spend their time sorting through piles of clothing looking for something extraordinary amongst the ordinary. There are many such warehouse type buildings south of McAllen and in and around Hidalgo that are Ropa usada places. They are throughout the Rio Grande Valley but seem to be concentrated in the McAllen area. Magnolia Park usually has a style show in March featuring Ropa Usada finds.
Rozetta, Peggy and I ventured on an excursion last Tuesday and I took a few pictures with my phone. A lady lost her purse at one location. Ladies, leave your purse at home. Take your money, ID etc. in your pocket or in a small fanny pack. It is way too easy to lose things in the giant pile of clothes.




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