Thrift shopping is the way to go to
find vintage and modern pieces for
cheap. I have noticed some thrift
stores charge more for vintage
items. Although it’s still a great
deal compared to expensive vintage
stores. Vintage became more in
high demand these last couple of
years. Here’s my guide of thrifting:
finding deals,days to shop & what to
1. Go Early
Check the times the thrift store
opens in your area or outside. Be
there at least 5-10 minutes early for
first dibs. Don’t be surprised to see
a line outside before it opens. Come
on! True thrifters already know this
rule. If you think Black Friday is
crazy with people rushing in, go
thrifting early. What I’ll do is walk
fast to the jewelry counter first.
Have a plan before the door opens.
Don’t hurt nobody!
2. Check for discounts
Thrift stores don’t dish out
annoying ads in your mailbox (junk
mail) or coupons. They’ll have a
board up of what color tags is a
percentage off. Certain days they’ll
have a sale like for ex. Salvation
Army every Wednesday “Wacky
Wednesday” everything is 50% off.
So look out for the deals when you
walk in. It’s been numerous of
times I have to remind the cashier
it’s a sale item. Also sometimes you
can negotiate with the cashier.
3. Best Days
The best days to thrift is on sale
days. Like I mention above a certain
day has a huge discount sale and
check for those days. I go before the
big day sale so I can get first grabs.
Some thrift stores has a color tag
discount everyday. Worst day to go
is the day after the sale and
weekends. The store has already
been picked over. Monday and
Tuesday’s the racks are full and
better items. JUICY!
4. Examine your items
It’s been plenty of times I see what I
want and grab it without checking
for damage. It’s a MUST to examine
your item for cracks,stains and
tears. Double check before you
throw it in the basket. Keep a
sewing kit just in case you have to
replace a button. Some stains can
be removed DIY or dry clean.
5. Have an open mind
Everything in that store is new to
you so shop like its freaking Macy’s.
A stylish person goes to any lengths
to find that special piece that sets
off their look. I mean you have all
eras of style to choose from. GO
CRAZY!!! I like to mix different eras
or modern/vintage to my outfits. It
all depends on your personal style
when thrifting. Also a great way to
discover new ways to style your
wardrobe. Dare to be different!