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I do not see how "new" this info is. Buying clothes at a lumpex is hardly new or fashionable - most of my female friends/acquintances having been doing it since well before I met them. My sister-in-law is especially famous for finding incredible bargains.
In fact I remember suggesting to a nice young Englishman teaching here in western Poland that he get a warmer coat before winter settled in (back when there was real winter in Poland, not this gray damp mess we have now). The nice young Englishman was reluctant to spend valuable pub money on a coat, so we sent him to a lumpex. He found a nice, servicable coat for less than 50 snots. This was back in '96, and he looked just like one of the guys from The Boo Radleys when wearing the coat. True story.
The bad thing about lumpexes (in my mind) is that there generally is a much smaller selection of men's clothing than women's. Occasionally there might be some nice retro ties (always good for Halloween/fancy dress parties), but I have yet to find one of those old, stylish leather coats you see the old Polish smoothie gentlemen wearing. I guess men hold on to clothing until it is falling apart.