9 Tips For Shopping at Thrift Stores
Before you head out research which items are best to thrift (like leather + denim) and which to avoid (like swimsuits).
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Plan your thrifting adventure on a weekday. You’ll have more selection than on the weekends. Whenever you go, go early to maximize options.
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Make sure to try things on! Many thrift items are final sale so don’t wait until you get home to make sure you love it.
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Items out on display will likely be priced higher but remember to dig through bins and check the back of racks for hidden gems.
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Ignore the size tag in most cases. Many vintage pieces will run smaller. Buy something if you love it and it fits.
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Bring cash! Many thrift stores are cash only and you don’t want to miss out on a treasure because of a technicality.
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Don’t feel pressured to buy something just because it’s cheap. Make sure it’s something you really love and can see yourself wearing.
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Check each garment before you buy it for stains or tears. If it has any flaws you may be able to negotiate the price.
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If you find something you love that doesn’t fit you properly, consider getting it tailored! This will extend the life of your pieces even further.
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