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Thrift Store Tips!!

posted in Shopping
11/05/2013
  • There are few things I enjoy more in the world than scouring the racks at my local secondhand store. There are so many treasures to be found! What’s more, shopping secondhand is about as green as you can get — reusing old products is far better for the environment than buying new.
    There are few things I enjoy more in the world than scouring the racks at my local secondhand store. There are so many treasures to be found! What’s more, shopping secondhand is about as green as you can get — reusing old products is far better for the environment than buying new.
  • Size doesn’t matter! Don’t bother looking at the size to determine fit. With all of the size inflation that has happened in the past few decades, it’s impossible to tell if a size 12 at the Gap is the same as a size 12 on the rack! Try everything on!
    Size doesn’t matter! Don’t bother looking at the size to determine fit. With all of the size inflation that has happened in the past few decades, it’s impossible to tell if a size 12 at the Gap is the same as a size 12 on the rack! Try everything on!
  • Feel the material. Knowing what quality material feels like is a great way to find, well, quality products. Since I have honed my ability to  quality materials, I’ve found vintage Hermès scarves, cashmere sweaters, and sturdy 1960′s dresses.
    Feel the material. Knowing what quality material feels like is a great way to find, well, quality products. Since I have honed my ability to quality materials, I’ve found vintage Hermès scarves, cashmere sweaters, and sturdy 1960′s dresses.
  • Figure out the demographics of the area you are shopping in. It’s amazing the stuff rich people donate, for instance. In exclusive enclaves, you’re likely to find brand name clothing manufactured in the past decade. As a vintage lover, I’ve also found that thrift stores on the outskirts of cities
    Figure out the demographics of the area you are shopping in. It’s amazing the stuff rich people donate, for instance. In exclusive enclaves, you’re likely to find brand name clothing manufactured in the past decade. As a vintage lover, I’ve also found that thrift stores on the outskirts of cities
  • Don’t be squeamish — but do pay attention to rips and stains. In most areas, clothing has to be washed and anything torn or severely stained cannot be sold. But Inspect items for rips, stains,and wash clothes before wearing. Pay attention to smell, too!
    Don’t be squeamish — but do pay attention to rips and stains. In most areas, clothing has to be washed and anything torn or severely stained cannot be sold. But Inspect items for rips, stains,and wash clothes before wearing. Pay attention to smell, too!
  • Be realistic about what can be fixed. Are you really going to turn that ugly muumuu made out of beautiful fabric into a pillow (I can speak from experience here — no, you’re not!) Are you really going to fix that zipper or get that stain out? Make sure to know how far you’ll actually go!
    Be realistic about what can be fixed. Are you really going to turn that ugly muumuu made out of beautiful fabric into a pillow (I can speak from experience here — no, you’re not!) Are you really going to fix that zipper or get that stain out? Make sure to know how far you’ll actually go!
  • Figure out the sale days. Get to know what day tag sales start, what days stores offer senior discounts, and what holiday weekends offer great savings. Go early on the first day of a sale for the best selection.
    Figure out the sale days. Get to know what day tag sales start, what days stores offer senior discounts, and what holiday weekends offer great savings. Go early on the first day of a sale for the best selection.
  • Check out areas of the store you wouldn’t usually go to. I often find that certain parts of thrift stores area always the least picked-over: linens, belts and scarves, books, etc. My friend that loves to knit and often finds huge bags of yarn for cheap. Look for beautiful vintage bed covers!
    Check out areas of the store you wouldn’t usually go to. I often find that certain parts of thrift stores area always the least picked-over: linens, belts and scarves, books, etc. My friend that loves to knit and often finds huge bags of yarn for cheap. Look for beautiful vintage bed covers!
  • Check out the kitchen stuff. I’ve never been so sad as when, a week after I bought a set of three plastic bowls from a big box store, I saw the same three bowls for 1/4 of the price and still in the packaging at a thrift store. Indeed, from newer, barely used bowls o high-quality pots and pans.
    Check out the kitchen stuff. I’ve never been so sad as when, a week after I bought a set of three plastic bowls from a big box store, I saw the same three bowls for 1/4 of the price and still in the packaging at a thrift store. Indeed, from newer, barely used bowls o high-quality pots and pans.
  • Go with a friend that knows your style. Not only can shopping companions give you feedback about your potential purchases, they can also spot items you may have overlooked!
    Go with a friend that knows your style. Not only can shopping companions give you feedback about your potential purchases, they can also spot items you may have overlooked!
  • 10. Don’t just buy, donate too! It’s easy to fill your closet or cupboards with fantastic and cheap thrift store find — a little too easy. Make it a habit of going through your stuff and donating what you no longer wear/need.
    10. Don’t just buy, donate too! It’s easy to fill your closet or cupboards with fantastic and cheap thrift store find — a little too easy. Make it a habit of going through your stuff and donating what you no longer wear/need.
  • Thank you!! 💖😄✌️

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