The Price is Right

I am kind of conflicted about my purchases of used clothes in Africa. Used clothing is a booming industry here and items trickle in two directions once the export bales are opened. The best items will find their way onto hangers inside shops with all the conventions of retail. The less desirable stuff will sit on sheets of plywood in alleyways and on tarps along busy sidewalks.


I paid the equivalent of 70 US cents for the shirt pictured above. Can anyone tell me it’s original retail price?

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