5 Common Thrift Shopping Myths & Misconceptions

Posted On Monday, January 5th, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores


It’s no secret that thrift shopping has become chic and some people {self included!} proudly show off their thrift store scores. But you would be amazed at the horrible thrift shopping myths I constantly hear. And I’m sure you’ve heard them too or maybe you even believe a few.

From the cleanliness to the sizes they include, below are 5 common myths about thrift shopping and why you should debunk them ASAP!

Thrifty Threads 365: Should I Continue My Style Challenge in 2015?

Posted On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Filed Under: Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365


As you can tell from the title, I’m contemplating another round of Thrifty Threads 365 for 2015. If you’re new to the blog, Thrifty Threads 365 is a shopping challenge I created where I only thrift shop for a full year. I can’t purchase any new clothes or accessories {this excludes undergarments!}. I’ve been doing TT365 off and on for three years. Whew!

I’ve had a few of you ask if I’ll keep doing Thrifty Threads 365 in 2015 and the honest answer is, I don’t know. That’s why I need your help.

Thrift Store Finds: Furniture Edition

Posted On Monday, October 14th, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Thrift Stores

thrift shopping furniture, thrift shopping for furniture

Last week I made my way to the Salvation Army and did a little browsing. I was surprised to see it was packed in the middle of the day. Seriously, I’ve never seen the line that long on a weekday. But I guess everyone wanted to take advantage of the 50 percent off family sale they have every Wednesday.
After not finding anything great {but I can’t say I really looked that hard}, I made my way to the third floor. One thing I really love about this location is the furniture selection. The entire upstairs is devoted to furniture and home decor {and there’s even a nice book selection}.
Check out what I found during my trip and a few tips on how to thrift shop for furniture.

Thrift Shopping 101: Fitting Room Tips to See the Potential in Any Outfit

Posted On Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide, Thrift Stores
We’ve already established that a big part of thrift shopping involves patience {countless Thriftspiration ladies say patience is the number one thrift shopping tip}. You have to have time and energy to dig through bins and inspect numerous racks. But there’s something even bigger involved in thrifting. When you’re lucky enough to find an item, the next major step is how to wear and style it. This is where the importance of what you do in the fitting room comes in to play. You may be leaving behind some serious fashion gems because you’re not sure how to incorporate them in your closet.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve pulled a questionable item off the racks, but once I take it in the fitting room, the script can be flipped and it becomes a fashion must have!

Thriftspiration: Accessories Are the Name of the Game for this Thrift Shopper

Posted On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores, Thriftspiration

Thriftspiration is a series that puts a spotlight on readers who share their secondhand shopping tips and fun ways to style thrifted finds.

thriftspiration, looking fly on a dime

Name: Whitney
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

When and why did you start thrift shopping?
My grandfather introduced me to thrifting when I was 9 or 10. But I didn’t start thrifting for myself until about 4 years ago.

What three words would you use to describe your style?
Practical. Simple. Fashion-forward