the art of thrifting
For some people, thrift shopping can be the most unappealing thing ever but for others, like myself, it's really exciting. I thought I'd provide some tips to make thrifting easier because thrift shopping is kind of like tumblr; you never know what you're going to find. Sometimes you don't find anything but other times you want to buy everything. (Ps all the items in the photos were thrift finds!)
|Zara sweater, Sperry Top Siders, Steve Madden boots, scarf and bag (not sure what brand)|
Tip No. 1:
Go as often as possible because they put new items out everyday. I personally try to go at least every other weekend to various thrift stores because it can definitely be hit and miss so going often helps you make sure you don't miss anything.
Tip No. 2:
Every month thrift stores tend to have a big sale on most of their clothing and furniture items. It's best to go during these times because they sometimes offer up to 70% off which lets you spend as little as possible!
Tip No. 3:
Look in all the sections! The people who work at thrift stores tend to not be the best at sorting things so it's best to look in each section (even the mens!) to make sure you aren't missing anything.
Tip No. 4:
Try things on at the store because thrift stores don't usually have the best return policies. Also, it's hard to tell how something is going to fit just by looking at especially since it is from a thrift store and remember to wash everything once you get home.
Hopefully these tips help you next time you go thrift shopping or even inspire you to try it cause you never know what you might find!