This year I have committed to not buying any new clothes – but that doesn’t mean I stopped shopping! I have been updating my wardrobe on an almost monthly basis by shopping at second-hand stores.
Prior to this challenge I found second-hand stores to be kind of gross (that distinct thrift store smell…) and too overwhelming to consider as a real option for clothes shopping.
Now, because of my commitment to not buying new this year, I have forced myself to test and learn some seriously game-changing strategies for how to tackle second-hand clothing stores. In fact, I have tested these thrift store shopping strategies on MULTIPLE friends who I have brought shopping with me and every single one of them ended up walking away with incredible pieces! I’m not just talking basic vintage band t-shirts, I’m talking incredible name brand coats, shoes, blazers, dresses, denim, for a FRACTION of the price that they would have cost when bought new.
If you want to become better skilled in the art of thrift shopping, read on for my road tested tips and shopping strategies.