The Ultimate Guide To Thrifting
Thrifting has taken pop culture by storm, with vintage clothing becoming a wardrobe staple. Thrift stores are a great way to shop the latest styles without shelling out a lot of money. However, it isn’t as easy as visiting your favorite retail store. Here are some quick tips and tricks to make your thrifting experience a successful one!
Get there early - Visit your local thrift store in the morning or when it opens to get the first pick of clothing
Check if your thrift store has special sale days - Many thrift stores have days when everything or almost everything is on sale. This is a great way to save money and get the most for your dollar.
Shop on a weekday - Thrift stores can become quite crowded on a Saturday afternoon. Thrifting on a weekday will not only allow you to find the best items, but will also make your experience less stressful.
Wear an outfit that’s easy to try things on over - Some thrift stores don’t have changing rooms, so it’s good to wear an outfit you can slip clothes on over. My go-to is a white t-shirt and black leggings.
Don’t have a set plan in mind - Most of the time when you go thrifting, it never goes as planned. It’s good to have an idea of what you want to buy, but sometimes you just have to see what catches your eye
Prepare to DIY some things - Thrift stores don’t usually carry multiple sizes, so be prepared to hem clothing yourself. A men’s t-shirt can be turned into a cute crop top with a few snips of a pair of scissors!
Bring your own clothes to donate to get store credit - Go through your closet and dig out old clothing pieces you don’t wear to donate to your local thrift store. In exchange, you can receive a discount or even store credit.
Steer clear of swimsuits and underwear - Undergarments can be extremely unsanitary at thrift stores, so it’s best to avoid purchasing any type of swimsuit or underwear.
Go thrifting with friends - Thrifting is a great activity to do with a few friends that won’t break the bank. It’s also good to get a second opinion on a clothing item that you’re on the fence about.