Saturday, 9 November 2013

How to Shop In Thrift Stores.

If you're buying from thrift then obviously you're looking forward to average second hand clothes in reasonable prices. Maybe in California or LA, you'll get exactly what you want but in India thirft shopping can be quite a problem.

WHAT TO DO:
1. CARRY LOADS OF MONEY
Since it's thrift shopping, you're supposed to carry money with you and not just some amount of money but good amount of money. This is because the advantage of thrift shopping is that you will find loads of things to buy. So the money should be enough.
2. BARGAIN
Thrift stores are relatively cheaper but some things wont seem that worth buying. In that time, go with bargaining. The person selling will negotiate but it might work out. Thus, bargaining is a must.
3. DON'T OVERBUY
People like me who get distracted by clothes do this like all the time. I buy clothes just because they are my first love. Even though I wear everything I buy, some outfits still stay inside my closet forever. So prefer buying only those things which you will wear. Don't think "IT'S THRIFT. I CAN buy this and wear it someday"
4. CHECK THE QUALITY
Don't expect your outfit to be still new from the Gucci store. It's thrift after all. It is used many times before you even if the seller says that it is worn just once. Check the things twice before buying. Who would want to go home and see a torn side of the cloth for which you spent 20$
5. DO NOT RUSH
If you're going for thrift shopping then please spare at least 2-3 hours. Don't think that you're work will be done in half an hour. Be patient with each item. Don't regret later on if some piece of cloth is left behind because of rushing.

XOXO
Shweghna

7 comments:

  1. Ooo I do that all the time..Thanks for your inputs.Great Article

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  2. Handy tips for shopping in thrift shops who are new to such shopping! People say, it is better to seek help of the experienced because we don't have such a very long life to experience everything our own! Good post!

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  3. super useful post!
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  4. Thrift stores are a great place to find accessories for your outfits. If you are like me and very particular about the fit of your clothes, you can get earrings or shoes from the thrift store to go with your mini dresses or any special occasions!

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