Thrift Store Shopping Tips :: Spring Clothes!

Come thrift store shopping with me for Spring! A personal goal of mine is to practice more sustainable shopping for fashion. An easy way to refresh my closet without hurting the environment is by purchasing from my local thrift / consignment shops. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when going thrift store shopping for the first time!

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Create a shopping list!

It is easy to get overwhelmed in a thrift store. Compared to traditional shopping, items may not be as organized or categorized as neatly. Come prepared with a shopping list and look through several racks before finding an item that sparks joy!

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Don’t be afraid to DIY

You might come across an item with a tear, missing button, or stain! Don’t worry, nothing a needle and thread can’t fix! If you truly love an item that isn’t your size, use your crafty skillz to fix it up! For instance, this Madewell skirt was only $6, but is one size too big. Luckily, the wrap skirt style is easily adjustable and can be tied tighter around my waist.

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Sell Your Clothes to Earn Cash

Some thrift stores allow you to sell your clothes for cash. At Buffalo Exchange, you will receive 30% cash or 50% store credit for the selling price of an item. If you have trendy clothes you no longer love, why not trade it in for a pre-loved item?

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Check out my Spring Thrift With Me video for more tips and tricks! See what I ended up purchasing and my selling experience in San Francisco. What are some of your favorite thrift stores and thrifting tips?

Thanks for reading!

- Ally