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Published on August 29th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor


Tips for Shopping at Thrift Stores

Need some tips for shopping at Thrift Stores? Whether you are shopping for a big family or on a tight budget, fear not! We’ve rounded up some of the best tips and tricks to get the most from your shopping– by shopping secondhand!

Not only does shopping at thrift stores keep excess waste from entering our waste stream, it conserves all resources (water, chemical, cotton) by decreasing demand. And more importantly– it saves you money! And I happen to think it’s pretty fun too! Secondhand shopping can be done in many places in your neighborhood: at flea markets, at thrift stores, and even online!

{Here’s a cute little video of Jessi Arrington, who wears nothing new at all!}

Here are some tips from across the web about how to get the best items and the best deals on secondhand shopping:

  • Finding Clarity writes 20 Tips for a thrift shop and includes such gems as ‘check when the new stock comes out’ and don’t forget to check behind the counter!
  • SammyD Vintage has more tips (and a video) for navigating the wide-world of thrift shopping. Her tips include purging your (or your child’s closet) before shopping, setting reasonable limits, and checking trends at the big stores before heading out to the thrift store.
  • Babble has a great list of vintage sites for kids here.
  • And don’t forget about shopping online: check out these beautiful dresses and other vintage goodies from at stores like Etsy in the US and Quicksales in Australia.



This post was supported by Quicksales, Australia’s leading online auction site. Image from here.

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