My husband and I have always been big thrift store shoppers, but lately we’ve kind of become thrift store REGULARS. Ever since Kyle started working on his electric scooter, he’s been obsessed with stopping by the thrift store pretty much every day.
They’ve been running sales on all of their clothing. One day they had all adult clothing for just $2 each. Then another day we went back and they had all adult clothing marked down on special for just $1 each!
I picked up 4 pairs of pants, 2 shirts, and 1 jacket for just $13 total. Almost all of it was brand name: Gap, Banana Republic, American Eagle, etc. One dry-clean only shirt I found still had the tags on it. My husband found an awesome collared shirt made by Element for $1. It probably would have been over $50 in a retail store.
Shopping for clothing at thrift stores can be pretty tricky. Patience is key. You have to be willing to dig, sift, and find jewels among the masses of clothing. At first glance, it might not look like there is anything worth buying. But I promise you can often come across an unexpected find.
I love thrift stores for so many different reasons. First of all, it’s frugal, obviously. Second of all, the thrift store usually donates all proceeds towards a fabulous cause. The one we shop at donates all their earnings to help victims of domestic violence. Finally, I personally like to shop at thrift stores because I’m buying all second-hand clothing, so I can be certain none of my money is contributing to sweat shop factories that mass-produce clothing unethically.
Not to mention…it’s FUN! It’s almost like a date for me and my husband. And when my cousin and her husband came down, we all went to the thrift store one day…just for fun!
What About You: Are you a thrift store shopper? What’s the secret to a great find?