Here’s why I consider myself a thrift store addict.
It’s Great For The Environment
Sure, my own contribution via a thrift store doesn’t have a dramatic impact on the world around me but did you know that fashion is the second most polluting industry after oil?
That means every time that someone uses a thrift store rather than buying new, they’re diverting some of the potential damage to the planet.
And when millions of us shop at online thrift stores, our combined might makes a huge difference to the Earth and to future generations.
There’s power in numbers and thrift stores make this super real.
It’s Great For Society
I don’t know about you but I like to be in fashion.
I want my clothes to say something positive about me and while my main wardrobe is a minimalist wardrobe, I have a few extra items each season that add an “up to date” touch.
That’s the great joy of thrift stores, you can always find something in the right style and that means you can be fashionable without being broke.
It’s Great For My Bank Account
There are two financial benefits to thrift store shopping.
The first is that you can save a small fortune when compared to shopping for new items and, assuming you shop for high quality items, they last a lot longer than cheap Chinese items too.
The second benefit is that you can also sell what you don’t want to one of the thrift stores or their customers.
That’s money in for what would once have been junk – you can’t argue with that.
It’s Great For My Sense Of Style
When you’re not paying a fortune for your fashion buys, you can afford to experiment.
That hat you’re not sure about? You can buy it, try it and if you hate it – move it on without losing much.
If you’ve ever wondered whether the 60s hippie or 90s grunge look would have suited you, you can grab the gear easily and find out.
Your wardrobe is always more unique with thrift store purchases and your sense of style is always eye-catching.
Final Thoughts On Thrift Store Addiction
OK, the final confessions of a thrift store addict are: I never spend more than I can afford and I try to operate my wardrobe on the basis of I buy something, I have to sell something else (or otherwise recycle it).
This ensures that I have a lot of fun and that my passion for style remains manageable and sustainable.
Why not give it a try yourself? It’s the only way to appreciate this awesome shopping experience.
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