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Paca (i.e. Used Clothing Store) FAQ

For dumpster-divers, thrift-shoppers, and trash-to-treasure-hunters, Guatemalan “pacas” are an endless terrain for exploration. Here’s what you need to know to find your hidden gems…

Q. What is a paca? A. A “paca” is literally a big pack of secondhand clothing that is shipped down to places like Guatemala by the pound.

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Tightwad Heaven

Let me just start by saying that I object to the way that the editors have named this piece. I am not a tightwad. I just happen to have a vested interest in economizing at every opportunity, which results in me being rather careful with my quetzales. That’s all. I hope that you can see […]