Where do the second-hand clothes come from? USA>Mexico
Do you know where all that smuggled second-hand clothes coming from the US to Mexico are collected from? They are sold in street markets called tianguis and are bought by a lot of people because they tend to be cheaper.
For so many years now we have been getting them here too. Many small and some rather big shops have come up all over the place selling these items. They are indeed cheap, normally costing about US$0.50 to US$2.00 each. A lot of our poor people buy their clothes from these shops.
Aside from clothes, used hardbound books and paperbacks from the US are sold here too. It's another thriving business. Coffee table books which look almost brand new sell for about US$5. Hardbound novels cost about US$1.50. These stores are frequented by the middle class and book collectors.