WHY SHOULD I GO THRIFTING?
There are a ton of different reasons that people have fallen in love with thrift stores! Here are just a few:
You can find pieces that you absolutely love for a fraction of the price of standard retail shops.
It’s better for the environment- you get to buy new clothes while also doing good.
You have the opportunity to find unique items of clothing that makes you stand out from the crowd.
WHAT CAN I BUY AT THRIFT STORES?
Most thrift stores sell a massive array of item, ranging from clothes for the whole family to shoes and bags! Some thrift stores will also do home items like kitchen utensils, electricals or even small furniture. Before you buy something new, it is always worth checking what your local thrift store has in stock.
WHERE CAN I FIND MY LOCAL THRIFT STORE?
If you are located in Orlando Florida, omg! Thrift is the best place to thrift! They stock high quality items for men, women and children at hugely discounted rates- between 75-90% less than a regular retailer! They restock with hand picked vintage items weekly, ensuring you can always find a new item that you love. If you are new to thrifting, they are also amazing at making it really easy- all the racks are well organised by colour and size, making it a seamless experience from start to finish. Check out omg! Thrift store locations here.
WHAT IS THRIFTING?
If you’re ever heard someone announce they are ‘going thrifting’ you may be wondering what they mean. Here is everything you need to know:
To sum it up, thrifting is basically shopping at a thrift store, charity shop, car boot sale or flea market where you can pick up pre-loved items at a discounted rate.
WHEN DID THRIFTING BECOME POPULAR?
Although thrifting has been around since the 1900’s, it really gained popularity in the early 2000’s when vintage clothes started becoming fashionable and young people started to experiment with their own personal style. During this period, there was also a clear shift in society starting to take notice of the planet and taking steps to protect it. Fast fashion (the mass making of new clothes) is very harmful for the planet- hence the turn towards thrifted clothing!