If you’re new to shopping at thrift stores & looking for tips, Read on…
• Go really early, or go really late…on a weekday.
Most thrift stores have weekly specials. Perhaps Wednesdays are Buy 1 pair of pants, Get the second half off. Maybe Mondays are Half off all items with a Yellow Tag. Check & see what promos are happening in your local shop.
• Don’t expect to find exactly what you are looking for.
• Wear a thin layer of clothing.
If there aren’t any dressing rooms, it just makes it easier to try stuff on. If you’re concerned about germs, you can consider it a layer of protection.
Do not go thrift shopping with people who aren’t into buying second hand stuff, or people who don’t like to spend a long time in stores, for that matter. They will hover around you with this look on their faces of “Aren’t you ready to go yet?”.
Don’t do it, it’s no fun.
Go with fellow “thrift-shop-a-holics”, or go alone. It’s much more enjoyable when you can take your time & not be worried that someone in your party is bored.
If you’re a thrift-shopping aficionado…what tips did I miss?
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