Another's Treasure: When did you first start thrift shopping, and why did you begin?
The Daily Fashionista: I started thrifting back when I started dating my now husband, when I was 18. While in high school, I was too self-conscious to actually go thrifting because people would always ask where I got my clothes from and I was scared what people would think if I shopped at the thrift store. Now I could care less! Zach always shopped at thrift stores to find awesome clothes he could put a punk rock theme to...like grandpa cardigans and plaid pants...all that jazz...so one day he took me with him and I was hooked!
AT: What do you consider your best thrifted find ever?
TDF: My best thrifted find would have to be this dress I scored at my favorite thrift store called Thrift Store USA. It fits perfect, still to this day, and I get tons of compliments on it for it's loud pattern and shapely silhouette. It was probably my most expensive dress I've found at a thrift store, but I couldn't resist it. Even if it was $6!
|Dress, Thrift Store USA; Photo Courtesy of The Daily Fashionista|
AT: What would be the ultimate coolest thing to see for a dollar at a thrift store?
TDF: This is a tough question! I could think of a million things, but the best thing I could find for $1 would have to be a perfect fitting flat oxford shoe in a cognac color. I've been searching for these for months!
AT: Do you have any tips on finding great things while thrifting? Please share!
TDF: The best tip I can think of is, Have Patience! It's important to take your time to scour every aisle that you are interested in. One time I found a great blouse that was actually hiding in the kids section of the thrift store, so I snatched it up! And sometimes you need to look through an aisle more than once, because the clothes can be so packed that you may have missed something good.
And I know sometimes when someone has one bad experience with a thrift store, they never return. This can be a mistake, since most thrift stores rotate their selections daily. The thrift store I visit the most often adds at least 1000 items a day!
Thank you so much for your awesome tips and thrifting tales, Emily! You can check out her blog here :)