To Thrift or Not to Thrift

A thrift shop sells refurbished clothing, appliances, electronics, shoes, and more at thriftdiscounted prices. Below are pros and cons of thrift shopping!

Pros

1) You can find name brands for low prices. I personally found Forever 21 jeans that probably would’ve been $15-$20, but I found them at Goodwill for $5! They also have other name brands such as H&M, Gap, and Old Navy.

2)You can find vintage items. Since people of varying ages donate clothes you might find some clothes that look very old school or 80s/90s, allowing you to put a modern twist on vintage items.

3) Allows you to create your own style. There are usually no mannequins in the thrift stores, allowing you to grab any clothing items, mix and match, and wear whatever you want without getting inspiration for an outfit from a mannequin.

4) A lot of thrift stores, such as the Salvation Army and Goodwill also donate money earned to charities. You, as a thrift shopper, are getting a deal on clothes and helping the community and various charities.

 Cons

1) You can buy clothes at a low price, but that can also result in you spending more money than you intended to since everything is so inexpensive.

2) It can be hard to find your size. Unlike normal retail stores, thrift stores may not have a bulk of all sizes ranging from 0-9 in jeans or small to large in shirts. The thrift store may have a bunch of size 6 jeans and two size 7 jeans and that can result in you not being able to fit anything.

3) Some clothing items may look worn/not as new, of course, since most of the clothes are donated. They may have minor bumps and bruises on them.

4) It can be hard to locate thrift stores. Some people may be interested in thrift shopping, but they don’t know where to find one in their community or there isn’t one within driving distance of their home.

If you never been thrift shopping before, try it out! It’s definitely something everyone should try at least once! Goodwill, The Salvation Army, and Plato’s Closet are a few great thrift stores. To help you find more thrift stores in your neighborhood, try Googling it! Happy thrifting!!

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