If you want to find some incredible deals on clothing as well as find some incredibly unique pieces, thrift shopping is the way to go. Lately it has become a hugely popular shopping trend as younger people steer away from fast fashion brands that harm our environment and exploit workers. Thrift shopping is great for the planet because it gives a second life to clothing that would otherwise have gone to landfill.
Now that you’ve read about the benefits of thrift shopping, you might be wondering how to make the most out of your shopping trips. Nikki Brar is a freelance fashion designer and avid world traveler who loves fashion that expresses creativity. Today she shares her top 4 tips for going thrift shopping.
- Clear out your wardrobe before you thrift. We all have items in our closets that we just don’t wear anymore. There are many thrift stores that will give you money or store credit for your unwanted items. If not, you can always ask for a tax receipt when you donate items.
- Make a list of the items you are looking for. Thrift shopping can easily get overwhelming if you don’t have a plan. There is just so much to sift through, so let your list guide you.
- Wear form-fitting clothing, such as a tank top and leggings, in case the store doesn’t have dressing rooms. Don’t buy anything without knowing how it looks on you.
- Don’t just go to thrift stores. Plan ahead and find when flea markets or pop-up shops near you are happening. Keep an eye out for yard sales when driving around. Many towns even have dedicated yard sale days advertised well in advance.