Being Thrifty

I love the satisfaction of finding the perfect dress at a thrift store, but to be honest a large part of why I thrift is pure economics. As a college student, I often cannot afford the clothes I adore in magazines, fashion shows and blogs (looking at you, Mansur Gavriel). I’m not exactly rolling in the money.

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Thrifting helps me find clothes similar to runway or street style looks without breaking the bank. With that in mind, I thought I would share a few tips for finding deals at your local thrift stores, because I know women like me have more important things to spend their money on than a $500 pair of shoes.

  1. Shop at larger stores- prices are usually lowest at the largest thrift stores. Boutique “thrift”  stores in hip areas of town may wind up being as expensive as shopping at a mall.
  2. At Goodwill, keep an eye out for the color of the week. Every week, certain tag colors go on extra sale!
  3. At Salvation Army, ask about sale days. Usually, one day per week the clothing is half-off.
  4. (If you are a student) Ask about student discounts.
  5. Sell your old clothes.
  6. Get hand-me-downs. Nothing beats free!

When you are trying make your way in New York City, sometimes you have to find the real deals and steals. Figuratively, that is.

There are so many worthwhile things to spend money on- hello, ice cream!- that I have to allocate carefully. I hope these are helpful to you!

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One thought on “Being Thrifty

  1. I just practiced #6 on your list! I was given a bag of hand-me-down clothes from a bible study friend, who was given them by her sister. After I secured my favorites I passed them on to my mom! That is four hands in a hand me down chain that I am sure will continue. Included in my finds were: several Ralph Lauren shirts and a pair of Nike athletic shorts.

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