Monday, January 31, 2011

Thrifting Guidelines

I wish I had the patience to scour the racks of the local Salvation Army and find those glorious gems that everyone else manages to walk away with--all for under $20. But since I can't deliver, I figured I might as well at least help you out with some know-how. The folks at StyleCaster (This awesome website), shared some tips and hence, here they are for you.

1. Make an effort to go early and go often. People are trying to get rid of their stuff everyday, not just the days you feel like going. And since the items are usually so inexpensive, people will not hesitate to buy – leaving less goodies for you!

2. Approach things with an open mind. Just because an item you're in love with is too big doesn't mean you can't get it tailored to fit your exact shape. Your tailor = your new BFF.

3. BE NICE. I'm serious – just talk to the people who work at your favorite thrift shops and you will be shocked at how far it gets you. Most thrift stores are independently owned, so you could learn about special sale days, maybe even get a little discount. As ChiChi Riviera once said, "No one was ever too rich as to throw away a friend." Don't act like you didn't see that movie.

(photo: courtesy of StyleCaster)

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