How to Thrift Shop for Outerwear + Salvation Army Coat Sale

Posted On Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Filed Under: Thrift Stores

How to Thrift Shop for Outerwear + Salvation Army Coat Sale {this weekend!}

A few days ago on Instagram, I mentioned the upcoming Salvation Army coat sale. I don’t use the word “epic” often, but it’s fitting for this sale! If you’re in the NYC area and in need of some outerwear, you’ll want to check this out!

Below are a few tips to shop the upcoming coat sale or any sale!

The Spring Trend You Can Score at Any Thrift Store

Posted On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Style Guide, Thrift Stores

Thrifty Threads 365: Spring Trend to Thrift

Spring is officially here and if there’s one trend that’s haute, it would have to be pastels. From soft lilac to minty green to baby pink to powder blue, pastels are having a serious moment.

Fashion is so cyclical, so what’s hot now was hot years and decades ago. That cycle means your local thrift store can fulfill this trend. Sure you could splurge, but why would you?

Here are tips to find pastels at your local thrift store.

Thriftspiration: A Former Teen Thrifter Cultivates a Standout Style

Posted On Friday, May 31st, 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.
Name: Stefany
Location: New York City
When and why did you start thrift shopping?
I started when I was a teenager. I loved fashion and wanted to be unique. My family couldn’t afford to buy me clothes, so I would rummage through local thrift stores with friends.
What three words would you use to describe your style?
Adventurous. Unique. Bold.

How to Make Cheap Clothes Look Expensive

Posted On Monday, May 6th, 2013
Filed Under: How To, Style Guide

how to make clothes look expensive I hate the word “cheap,” but let’s face it, some wallet-friendly clothes can look, well, cheap! The material is a bit flimsy, the embellishments are falling off and overall they do little for your wardrobe. But of course affordable clothes and accessories don’t have to look like you found them in the clearance bin. And there are ways to turn an otherwise cheap chic find in to something that has a luxe feel.

Whether you’re thrifting or shopping at an affordable chain, below are five easy ways to make the cheap look chic and even give them a more personalized feel.

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.
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.