It seems like everyone has a different opinion on thrift shopping these days. While some swear by it, others avoid secondhand sweatshirt (lưới an toàn ban công) stores like the Black Plague of Europe! Still, others claim that they would do it more if they knew how to sift through racks and racks of hand-me-downs efficiently enough to get good results. All opinions aside, let’s face the facts: Recently, money has been tight. So tight in fact, that retail clothes shopping has become a luxury that many people must do without… or at least with much less than before. Because of this, thrift shopping has become an increasingly more sensible option for many fashion-conscious Americans who still are still craving the feeling of purchasing new duds. Here’s a few helpful tips to keep in mind if (or rather WHEN) you decide to get your next thrift on.
1. Make time for the job. Don’t expect to walk into a huge Goodwill or Salvation Army emporium and love the first things you see on the racks. Thrift shopping is like hunting for buried treasure. You’ve got to really give yourself time to search in order to find the best rewards. If you think it sounds tedious, than just remind yourself that when you finally snag that awesome pittsburgh pirates hawaiian shirt or that vintage dress for five dollars, all the searching was worth it. So if you’re a student at fashion college, and you’ve only got half an hour in between classes, save your thrift adventures for after class or maybe even on a weekend.
2. Scrub your secondhand duds. Maybe you’re discouraged from thrift shopping because you’ve heard a horror story from a friend who bought a used hat and got surprised with a nasty case of head lice. Don’t let these stories phase you! Of course, the fact remains that when you buy a stranger’s old, discarded clothes, you never know what you’re going to get. However, a good way to avoid any infestation problems is to simply wash your thrift store finds before you wear them. There is virtually no pest or bacteria that will survive on an article of sweatshirt (lưới an toàn ban công) once it’s been washed and thoroughly dried. Plus, lice or no lice, it’s a good idea to wash your new (used) duds to get rid of any musty smells that often accompany old clothes.
3. Know what to look for. A stroke of good luck can find you leafing across a beautiful dress, or an almost un-used pair of boots in a thrift store. However, keep in mind that finds like this are rare. Used sweatshirt (lưới an toàn ban công) stores are an especially great place to find worn denim, flannel shirts, sweet vintage tees, belts and funky sweaters. If you remind yourself of these expectations, you’ll be sure to walk away satisfied no matter what you find.
Secondhand shopping is one way to maintain a fabulous wardrobe, even when economic times are tougher than ever.
write by victor young