AIN'T NO SHAME IN SHOPPING AT A THRIFT STORE MAMI
I've got to start with the thrift stores Kings.
AIN'T NO SHAME IN SHOPPING AT A THRIFT STORE.
I love me a thrift store.
You want to know what I've SCORED at the thrift?! I'm talking Alexander Wang bags, Isabel Marant sneakers, Acne jeans, all that good stuff! I've even spotted Celine heels in there!! Too bad they weren't my size!!
Being that I'm comfortable, (okay kind of obsessed), with thrift stores, I forget that there are ladies out there who absolutely HATE them.
Well, I just might change your minds.
If you want to satisfy your fashion cravings, a thrift store is a great place to start. For one, the amount of money you'll save is amazing. They hold so many hidden gems, from designer to vintage, and brand new to pre-loved.
If you're someone like me who absolutely loves fashion (you probably are since you're reading this), or saving money (honestly who doesn't like saving money), you must know the feeling when you snag a designer piece or a bomb statement piece for your wardrobe at a good deal. You feel like you won the lottery. This is EXACTLY how I feel every time I score something at a thrift store.
When you're shopping at thrifts, you want to pay attention to location, because location will determine your finds. When you want to find designer pieces, think more upscale locations. I've seen a Chanel bag in a Flatiron district thrift store window! Want more vintage pieces? Try Brooklyn thrift stores. Trust me, there is so much gold at thrift stores, you just have to look.
My fave thrifts are Buffalo Exchange, Beacons Closet, and Unique. A couple weeks back I found out about Urban Jungle, which I can already tell I'm going to have a field day when I go check it out. I'm on the hunt for a cool fur coat, so maybe I'll get lucky. I've also heard that there are some great thrift stores in New Jersey.
I'll keep you Kings posted on my Urban Jungle shopping day, and share any goodies I find. Let me know if you've tried shopping thrifts, what your fave ones are so that I can check them out, and any gems you may have found!