How to “thrift” the right way

By Christina Moffitino
March 30th, 2013
Section: A & E

Nothing beats walking out of a thrift shop with a bag full of finds and still a pocket full of cash. My mantra has always been, “you don’t have to have mad money to have mad style.” Thrift shopping is your answer to looking unique and dapper without breaking the bank.The hit new song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore has not only given us thrifters a themes song but has also projected this economical way of shopping as a mainstream trend. Just like the song says, $20 in your pocket will have you poppin’ tags! Thrifting is a cheap way to shop for gently used items like clothes, accessories and even things for your home.The alternative way of shopping is not only good for your budget but it benefits the environment as well. You can find cool unique vintage items that will add to your wardrobe, but you’re consciously consuming and recycling goods that would otherwise go to waste. If you choose to shop at the non-profit thrift chains like Goodwill and Salvation Army, the proceeds help fund jobs and assist families in need.

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