Lots of people think thrift shopping is only for shoppers on a tight budget, but with the rise of thrift boutiques and up-cycled clothing (donated and refurbished before sale), thrift shopping can actually be a great way to bring some stylish new pieces into your closet without emptying your wallet!
- Totally Rad Prints and Patterns!
Sometimes people donate or consign their clothes because the print of the shirt or skirt is too bright or busy for their taste. But that doesn’t mean that the green-and-purple blouse wouldn’t go perfectly with other pieces you already have. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it, because sometimes the most obscure items can be used as “statement pieces” at high-end dinners or cocktail parties.
- Jewelry In Every Color
If you’ve been searching for just the right shade of red to go along with your lipstick, it’s likely that a thrift shop or consignment store might have the perfect color, especially if the color or stone isn’t on trend at the moment! Since these stores receive modern jewelry items as well as pieces that have been hidden away for a while in a jewelry box, the variety of necklaces and rings to choose from is ample and unique.
- Secret Brand-Name Scores
It’s rare, but on occasion someone will donate a high-end purse or coat to a thrift shop simply because they want extra space in their wardrobe. These pieces are then sold in thrift and consignment shops at severely discounted prices. If you are willing to do a little maintenance (dry cleaning or maybe removal of a spot or two) then these high-end articles of clothing can add a touch of class to your wardrobe without breaking the bank.
- (Almost) Every Size!
If you have trouble finding pants or dresses that fit properly, thrift shopping may hold the key to finding well-fitted clothes! Not every item will be available in every size, but often, uncommon sizes are on the rack because they didn’t fit the original owner as planned. This is awesome, because finding a unique product in an uncommon size at a low price is pretty much the ultimate score when it comes to thrift store treasure hunting!
Whether you’re in it for the security of your wallet or you just love the thrill of finding unique items – and even a designer label or two – thrift shopping holds a wealth of benefits. With a little practice and patience, your wardrobe can be filled to the brim with unique, low-cost pieces that make a statement no matter where you wear them.