Hey girl! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE finding amazing deals from second-hand stores; there is nothing better! I especially love having shopping trips to thrift stores because every time I go they always have different pieces and new opportunities to score some deals!
I’ve done my fair share of thrifting and I’ve come up with a few tips, tricks, and secrets of how to find the best deals and get the most bang for your buck! Let’s get into it!
Tip #1 – Master the “Scan”
Looking through racks and racks of clothing can be daunting if you don’t know what to look for. If you know what kind of fabric, texture, or colour you’re looking for, scan the racks as you go to spot the pieces you are interested in or what catches your eye. Practice makes perfect to master the art of “ the thrifting scan” 😉
Tip #2 – Like it or Love it?
Going to second-hand stores are perfect for finding unique pieces, but it also means there aren’t replicates of every piece in each size. If you don’t 100% love the piece and don’t think you will genuinely wear it on a weekly basis, save your money. Sometimes I’ll find great unique pieces but they don’t fit my body type or it isn’t the right size, even if it might be a great steal, it isn’t worth the change and space in your closet.
Tip #3 – Watch For Discount Days
Depending on the Plato’s location that is nearest to you, they will probably have an email newsletter or an Instagram page that you can follow to stay notified about their sales! Keep your eye out for any special tag events or holiday deals! The Plato’s nearest to me has an awesome active Instagram page and they post pieces for sale all the time which is super helpful!
Tip #4 – Always Inspect The Pieces First
The #1 rule to thrifting is to always check the clothing pieces for stains, rips, or any other defects to your clothing pieces. Sometimes the staff might miss small details so it’s always good to go through a quick scan of your items!
Tip #5 – Sell Before You Buy!
Wanting to have a little extra spending money on new clothes? Bring in some of your clothes you don’t wear anymore or don’t fit and give them to the thrift store! Most second-hand shops will give you money for your clothes, however, most thrift shops like Value Village or Salvation Army won’t give you anything for your clothes. If you have a Plato’s near you, check it out, they give you money for your clothes and they always have a great selection of second-hand clothes!
What did you think of those tips? I hope you found them helpful and are ready to begin your journey of becoming a thrifting pro 😉
Thanks for reading!