Thriftspiration: Casual Chic Co-Ed Style

Posted On Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores, Thriftspiration
Thriftspiration is a weekly series that puts a spotlight on readers who share their secondhand shopping tips and fun ways to style thrifted finds.
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Name: Atley {aka Modern Miss Thrift}
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Why do you thrift shop?
I am a full-time college student at a local university, and I grew up as a casual thrifter but it probably wasn’t until I started college that I realized I could not only save money by thrifting, but I could make some money, too.
What do you wear while thrift shopping?
I like to wear flats that I can easily slip off to try on shoes. I do not like bringing a big purse because it gets in the way, so I will often shop with a small cross-body purse instead. If I am unsure if the store will have a dressing room, I wear slim-fitting pants and a shirt with a tank top.

Thriftspiration: Vintage Girl in a Modern World

Posted On Friday, April 26th, 2013
Filed Under: Thrift Stores, Thriftspiration
Thriftspiration is a weekly series that puts a spotlight on readers who share their secondhand shopping tips and fun ways to style thrifted finds. 
Vintage sweater, vintage letterman sweater

Name: Sammy Davis
Location: Harlem, New York City

When and why did you start thrift shopping?
I started thrift shopping in high school. As soon as I got my license and discovered my local Salvation Army, I was hooked! Moving to Philadelphia for college (I went to Temple University, like Patrice!) introduced me to an entirely new world of thrifting at consignment stores and vintage boutiques. I loved exploring the city by way of secondhand shops!

What three words describe your style?
Fun. Fancy. Free

Thriftspiration: Vintage Meets 90s Cool

Posted On Friday, April 19th, 2013
Filed Under: Thriftspiration
Thriftspiration is a weekly series that puts a spotlight on readers who share their secondhand shopping tips and fun ways to style thrifted finds. 

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Name: SaVonne
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
When and why did you start thrift shopping?
I began thrifting for clothing in high school.  was obsessed with the styles, cuts/designs, sizing, textures, and colors of older clothes. I express myself through the art of style. Also, I believe the quality in clothing has declined & all of the same clothes are being sold. Why pay more for recycled designs in-store, when I can pay less for originality?
What three words would you use to describe your style?
Simple. Conservative. Vintage.
How did you style your outfits?
Red Jumpsuit {above}: I combined a vintage red jumpsuit, with a modern gold-plated belt. I am obsessed ITALICS with pearls and I wear them with anything, hence the cluster-pearl ring and pearl earrings. Never be afraid of costume jewelry! I wrapped my hair in classic leopard to add a print, along with pink suede heels. Red and pink are beautiful together. Thrifted Dooney & Bourke bags are my thing- this Dooney was my grandmother’s bag that she finally gave to me.

Most Affordable NYC Thrift Stores

Posted On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Filed Under: How To, shopping, Thrift Stores

affordable nyc thrift store, cheap new york thrift stores

I tend to get the same question over and over, “Patrice, what’s your favorite thrift store in NYC?” Well, I’ve done quite a few posts on my favorites {including thrift shopping 101}, but this post is all about my favorite, most affordable shops. These are the places I go when I want serious bang for my limited buck. Yes, New York can be expensive and some thrift stores charge $10, $15 or even $20 for a basic dress, but not these shops.

Check out my top three picks for most affordable thrift stores in New York. I’m talking as low as less than $1 for vintage and designer goods.

3 Spring Trends You Can Thrift

Posted On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
Filed Under: Designer on a Dime, Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping, Thrift Stores

how to wear black and whiteLast week I showed you the 5 wardrobe staples to buy at thrift stores, and this week it’s all about the trends. Every season the runways of New York, Paris and London dictate what’s in and what’s out for the coming months. And though everyone clamors for what’s “new,” some of these trends are simply revamped classics that are just having a moment. Like seriously, when is leather not on trend?

And this is a great thing if you’re in to {or want to get in to thrifting}. If you’re not willing to invest in a trend, the secondhand store is a great option, but also, since fashion is so cyclical, you’ll find many of the “new” trends at your Goodwill, Salvation Army or your thrift store of choice.

Check out three easy to find and easy to wear trends you can score from a thrift store.