I raised all my kids on clothing from thrift stores and yard sales.They got compliments constantly.I saved money and recycled :)
Even people with $$ are being frugal. It's in! My neighbor makes $70-80,000 a year, and her dh makes a bit over $100,000. Canadian. She shops at consignment/thrift stores for her ds's clothes, and some things for them. She's also right with me looking on kijiji for toys, bikes etc.
I will not go into Savers just due to the smell. I don't think I would ever be able to get that smell out.
I will shop at Goodwill and second hand stores. However, I don't think people in our area buy high quality clothing in the first place so when it's hard to find stuff I want to buy at these stores. Garage sales around here are a total waste of time, except for kids' winter gear. We do have consignment stores around here called Plato's Closet (juniors) and Clothes Mentor (ladies). The stuff is in good condition and isn't more than two years old. More expensive than thrift but definitely cheaper than new!
I have found that when I head to a larger metro area, the Goodwills in the richer suburbs have much better stuff!
Namebrand clothes at Goodwill=SCORE!!!! No shame in it!