There's never been a better time to be a Cheapskate, not only it's environmentally friendly, it's trendy, too.
Personally, hunting a bargain gives me a high: the thrill of the chase, the marked-down price label.... Mmm, better sit down as my legs have turned into jelly...
And why is it trendy? Open any celeb magazine and you'll find a famous body clothed in vintage gear, vintage being a posh way of calling second-hand.
However, there's vintage and vintage: from the top end of Steinberg & Tolkien (193 King's Road, London SW3) to the purse-friendly local charity shops (find one at www.charityshops.org.uk).
So be kind to the environment: recycle, donate and buy second-hand.