Anne of Curls and Contours
On Why Anne Loves Thrifting:
"Finding affordable new trends to try out! Example- pleated skirts. I bought my first one at a thrift store and loved the trend so much that I now own three pleated skirts in different styles!"
Anne's Top Thrifting Tip:
"Look through every rack and every size. You never know what you might find that could be altered to fit you!"
Janeane of Designing From My Closet
On Why Janeane Loves Thrifting:
"My number one thing I love about thrift shopping is it gives me the opportunity to pull from a selection that is not widely available to the general public. I know that is going to make my outfits unique and one-of-a-kind. I can still participate in current trends without wearing what every one else is."
Janeane's Top Thrifting Tip:
"To make the most of thrift shopping, I always have a list of items I am looking for. I keep them general enough for me to be flexible. For example, on my current "thrift shopping wish list" is silky camisoles in any color, long cardigans or sweater type jackets in a boxy shape, and full midi skirts with a whimsical feel. This keeps me cued into what to look for within the overwhelming array of items available without locking myself into a specific box."
Joi of In My Joi
On Why Joi Loves Thrifting:
"I love finding unique vintage clothing, dresses in particular! I always think about how the item was styled and loved in its previous home/original heyday. Thrifting allows me to find one-of-a-kind garments that resonate with my personal style expression."
Joi's Top Thrifting Tip:
"To make the most out of shopping at thrift stores, I recommend not being fooled by low prices. It can be easy to accumulate a lot of thrifted pieces simply because they were cheaply priced. Make sure that each item that you purchase for 25 cents or 25 dollars is something that you really like and will wear."
Lisa of Big Girl on a Budget
On Why Lisa Loves Thrifting:
"I love the thrill of the hunt and then of course the find. If I am looking for something specific say a hi-lo skirt. I can usually find one at one of my thrift stores. Also if I located say a authentic designer item..those moments make me smile."
Lisa's Top Thrifting Tip:
"When thrifting, especially clothing, look at the seams and check for holes or lots of wear. Also zippers. Check to make sure the zippers work on dresses, pants and handbags."
Liz of With Wonder And Whimsy
On Why Liz Loves Thrifting:
"I like that thrifting gives you the choice of so many brands, styles, and trends - all in one place. I enjoying creating a signature style, and resale shopping gives me the variety to find really unique pieces to add to my collection."
Liz's Top Thrifting Tip:
"You need to do multiple laps around a resale store to really see what's available. Don't forget to look high and low, to look in the windows, and to see what's on the mannequins. Sometimes certain colors or pieces will pop right out at you and kind of mask what else is around it. Be patient and browse slowly, taking time to glance over each and every piece."
Women shop resale for a variety of reasons. For some it's about the bargain. For others it's about the hunt. And these bloggers show it's always about the fashion!