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Why I love thrift shopping

August 12, 2014

I was admittedly late to the thrift shop game. My older sister went through a thrift store phase back in the late 90's and I am pretty sure that I shook my head at it. Now I couldn't imagine my life without my weekly thrift store trips. Scouring the racks in a thrift has actually become more like true retail therapy for me, a place to go when my mind is heavy and needing to relax.

Thrifting is like an ongoing treasure hunt. Every time you walk into a thrift shop you don't know what you will find. In a regular store you have the advantage of pre-selected outfits placed on mannequins to help guide you, in a thrift store you have to dig into the racks to see what great finds are mixed in with the rest of the clothes. I once found a good condition Michael Kors top for only a dollar in the middle of a rack. Nothing beats the feeling of finding a great piece while thrifting.

Thrifting is not only a way to save money, but for someone on a budget it allows you to be able to afford designer clothes. I tend to only really buy brands that I wouldn't normally be able to afford. Rich people's trash is many times my treasure. Living in the DC metro area I see more of the high end  donated and on the racks. It is no secret that this is one of the more expensive parts of the country and you can see that reflected in the diversity of people shopping at the thrift stores here. You can also experiment with your personal style, without breaking the budget.

For those of you who thrift, why do you love it?

1 comment:

  1. I've never been that into...the disorganization is usually too much for me, but maybe if I thought of it as a treasure hunt, I would find it more enjoyable. I love a good treasure hunt :)