Like a cool new invention, shopping at thrift stores hit the scene and made quite the impact. While all fashion evolves, thrift stores have led a path to what seems to be a hipster movement. Now, instead of having the most expensive clothing on campus it may be a little cooler to have the cheapest. A style contest where kids rock the same trends their parents did back in the day should be held by every family.
The concept to understand most about shopping at thrift shops is that the style possibilities are endless. The same trends come and go so you’ll find tons of items to identify with your style. Think your style is too expensive for a thrift store? Think again. Brands like Christian Dior, Banana Republic, Gap and even Dolce&Gabbana have been found at discount shops; you just have to look out for them.
This Fashionista gathered her retro ensemble from Value Village, a nationwide thrift superstore. Her outfit gives us a sneak peek into spring and definitely showcases her personal style. This get-up screams old school with a new school twist. This Fashionista also gives us thrift shopping advice: “Find the right thrift shop!” It’s true. Not all thrift shops will satisfy your style cravings. Discounted shops can be hit or miss. When it comes to larger thrift shops it can sometimes be like trying to find a needle in haystack but when you find it you’ll be happy you searched. Also, find out what deals your local thrift shops offer. Some days may be 30% or 50% off all accessories. The best advice to give about thrift shopping I can give you is to make sure you go early. You won’t be the only one there but you’ll have first dibs at all the items. On extra discount days thrift shops can get hectic, everyone wants a deal! Dress comfortably and give yourself a lot of time.
If you’ve got a hankering for the thrift store look but don’t actually want to go there, don’t fret. Stores have caught on to the trend and while you may not get the same pricing you can definitely get the same style. Shop places like American Apparel and Urban Outfitters for a look like this Fashionista’s. Find her pants here, a similar hipster-like button up here and staple thrift basics like denim shorts, denim skirts and pants.