Over the years thrift shopping has become very popular. Especially with the recently catchy song byMacklemore and Ryan Lewis, titled Thrift Shop. I’m sure you’ve heard it..”i’m gonna pop some tabs, only got twenty dollars in my pocket”. Anyway, whether you’re on a budget or just looking for great vintage finds, thrifting might be the thing for you. But let’s be clear, it is not for everyone. Once you have found legit and clean thrift store in your area, for vintage shopping the next thing you need to know is what to do once inside.
1. One of the easiest things to shop for when thrifting is tops and jackets. There is always a wide selection available. If you’re searching for a unpredictable piece you might want to check out the men’s section or even the children’s rack if you wear smaller sizes.
2. When looking for jeans, don’t waste your time going through racks that don’t have your size. There is a slim chance what your looking for will be hidden in the size 14 section, if you wear a 5/6.
3. Beware of hats. To each it’s own, but we don’t recommend you buy hats from the thrift store. You just never know!
4. Jewelry. Vintage jewelry is probably one of the best things you can find at thrift stores. You can find great unique and eccentric earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Never skip out on this section.
5. If your are into interior decor, you can also find great items for your home. For example, jewelry boxes and mirrors that can be revamped by adding your own touch. Take a look!
6. Keep an open mind when shopping. If you find a cute blouse that your not sure about, you can always add a blazer or belt to cinch the waste. Don’t forget to try it on!
7. Bring a friend. Thrifting can be way more fun if you bring someone, especially if they know your style.
8. Dress comfortable and keep your hands free. A cross-body bag is best when hunting for fabulous finds.
9. Be Patient! You won’t find things right away, so just take your time.
10. Last but not least, do not forget to wash or dry clean any and all clothing you purchase! It’s a MUST!