Happy Thrifty Thursday, friends! I want to jump right in today, so I’ll cut to the chase. Yes, I love to thrift and you know it. Of course, thrifting saves money and thrifting can also be a joyous “treasure hunt”, once you get the hang of it. But why should YOU start, if you haven’t already? Glad you asked! 😉 Here are 11 Reasons Why You Should Be Thrifting.
1. Create Your Own Style | Thrift stores have a plethora of items from all decades/eras. Rummaging through and finding different prints, materials, and designers to fall in love with is the start to creating your own (unique) personal style.
2. QUALITY Materials and Brands | Unlike a lot of trendy clothing stores and brands, thrift stores have a great selection of clothes made of materials like silk, cashmere, and sturdy cotton that will indeed last a long time. I’ve stumbled upon brands and designers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Escada, Brooks Brothers and Corbin – all high quality and at unbelievable price points.
3. Home Decor GALORE. If you’re looking to furnish or decorate your new or current home, thrift stores are gold mines for plates, placements, rugs, lamps, etc. I found a set of dishes (including salt and pepper shakers) for $8 – all of the dishes were intact!
4. You’re Doing a Good Deed | Did you know that Salvation Army stores donate their profits to certain charities? According to the Goodwill of Greater Washington‘s mission statement, they’re dedicated to “transforming lives and communities through the power of education and employment.”
5. Great Hobby for Collectors | If you’re into collecting items like old albums, jewelry, ties, etc. thrift stores are the place for you – It’s literally a collectors paradise!
6. Vintage is Always in Style | Vintage clothing options are plentiful at most thrift stores. Certain vintage items are true statement items that will never go out of style. Trust me, every closet needs a few statement pieces.
7. Book Lover’s Dream | If you’re an avid reader, a lot of thrift stores have really amazing collections of older novels, how-to books, cookbooks, children’s books and more. Whatever your interest, I’m sure you can find a book about it!
8. Good Deals Every Time You Shop | You don’t have to wait for a holiday or use a special coupon. More than likely any day you deiced to go thrifting, you’re going to find unbeatable deals! **Most thrift stores have certain markdown/sale days too – just ask! **
9. Dress the Man in Your Life | Men’s clothes are usually more expensive than women’s clothes. Thrift stores seem to always have a variety of suits, ties, coats and dress shoes for men. My hubby found a 2 piece suit at the Goodwill in Annandale, VA for $20. The suit had never been worn (still had tags) and was in impeccable condition. #WINNING
10. Buy and Resell | It’s no secret that a lot of online entrepreneurs use the thrift store to purchase valuable items at a discount price to resell. Places like eBay and Etsy are great sites to give reselling certain thrifted items a try.
11.It’s Fun | Just trust me on this one!
So tell me, have I convinced you to start thrifitng yet? 😉 What’s the latest item(s) you’ve found while thrifting? Let me know!
As always, thanks for reading and commenting. Until next time, be blessed and stay safe…XO!
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Ayana Pitterson says
PREACHING TO THE CHOIR!!! For the life of me, I still don’t understand why some folks don’t realize the benefits of thrift shopping. Honestly, for most people, their fashion game requires some thrifted pieces. It doesn’t have to be your entire wardrobe (although, absolutely nothing wrong with that).
😉 Thanks, my thrift sis! I knew you would understand…xo!
I know what you mean about quality made items being found at Thrift stores. I found and bought an authentic leather Coach purse (I checked on it’s authenticity with the code inside it, checked stiching) my mom found Chanel heels (vintage/authentic) and I found a Gloria Von…… Can’t pronounce or type her name, but big designer. Then there are occasional Michael Kor items my mom has snagged for me. (She has a higher end Goodwill near her, close to the wealthy neighborhoods so it makes sense they would donate there). Thrifting does take time and commitment for sure. Great post! Rachel xo
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There’s nothing like quality, right?! 😉 Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
I am a fan of thrifting too! My favorite part is the “treasure hunt.” It’s so rewarding to find a high quality piece at a wonderful price. And it’s also very green. Buying secondhand ultimately helps reduce the cycle of fashion creation and all those chemicals, products, and leftover waste that end up in our world. So just another reason to add to your great list. Thanks for sharing!
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Awesome, Jen! You’re right…it is very green. Reason #12 😉
Antionette Blake says
You are correct, but I have been doing it for so long (since the 60’s), I really know of no other way to shop for bargains and unique styles- lol!!
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I feel ya sis! Happy Weekend…XO!
I love these points Whitney. I completely agree that it’s fun. You totally understand once you do it and feel that rush of finding something perfect. I recently picked up a camel hair winter coat that had been on my wishlist. Finding it just made my day! Thanks for sharing.
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Yeah my Mom has “thrifted” for years, seems to be a new thing. You can find some good bargains and collectibles if you’re savvy!
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