June 4, 2012
Thrift stores are your friends. Also, those seams are tough spots.
I know some of you may be daunted by the fact that thrift stores are not pretty looking. Or even sometimes smell like a nursing home. Or are just overwhelmed by the sheer amount of STUFF. But you can find really good things to refashion or to use as craft supplies! So here’s a guide, written by Stars for Streetlights, to thrifting!
My name is Rachel and I’m addicted to thrifting. Really, though.
I started working in an engineering lab this week, and I needed to buy some fancy-schmancy work-appropriate clothes. I could have gone to the mall but, alas, as a college student, I didn’t have that much money to spend. So what else was there to do? Shop the thrift stores.
I didn’t find much at Value Village but was there to conclude that it is sorely overpriced compared to Goodwill. If you’re going to buy secondhand clothing you might as well pay a small fare. Anyway, then I went to my local Goodwill and as usual, wasn’t disappointed.
My latest steals: Pink and grey striped button up shirt, $4.99 & high-waisted dark grey trousers, $6.99.
I wore this on my first day of my lab internship! I felt so grown up.
tl;dr: Skip Value Village, go to the Goodwill instead :)
THRIFT STORE JUNGLES
I WILL visit all of the actual thrift stores.
I got a denim jacket at the spay and neuter thrift store I’ll be volunteering at for $2! It’s a little small but that’s just some incentive to get out of my house and stop eating junk food. Now I just need to slice it up and throw on some patches to make it coo.
went thrifting today (: I was able to find 2 dresses (the black one is from forever21 and the dark grey from H&M), pink high-waisted shorts, and a grey bag! all for under 17 dollars! WHAT A DEAL. reasons why I love thrifting<3
That’s what I’m talking about!
St. Vincent De Paul sightings
- Vintage Cross body $10
- Vintage Boots $10
- T-Shirt $3
- Printed Shorts $7
- T-Shirt $3
- H&M Polka Dot Blazer $12
- Vintage Dress $15
- Sheer Embroidered Jacket $8
- Floral Blazer $7
- “Umbridge” Pink Tweed Blazer $8
- Floral Jacket $8
Hit up this St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store on a whim and came across some good stuff. It was my first time thrifting at a SVDP shop and it was pretty cool in terms of selection. In terms of space, it was pretty cramped. I found it hard to carry clothing around without knocking or bumping into another rack.
Pricing however, I found to be more expensive than both Goodwill and Salvation Army. For example, I found this Military Jacket priced at $20, I would’ve left it there too if it weren’t for the 50% off clothing sale they were having today. I always told myself I would never thrift a Military Jacket for more than $10 so it was perfect. Especially since it was XS which for those of you who have tried to find one, it’s extremely rare.
Anyway, the service could have been better. People, both customers and sales persons weren’t as kind and patient as I would have preferred. Other than that, the experience was fine. Not on my list of places to go back to, but if I’m ever in the neighborhood I’ll probably stop by.
Thrift store have the best goodies
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