Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Hippy, Jul 23, 2007.
i can get like 7 shirts for 15 bucks.
who else shops at the local thrift stores?
deelux is my favorite thrift store. it's in costa mesa
i did for a long timme in high school, never purchased anything outside of thrift stores. but now i'd rather buy new.
Thrift stores are for rich folk
Where I'm from, there are large warehouses full of unsold thrift stock from the Northeast. They just pour the clothes into one big pile (5' minimum) and let you dig through it. Once you've got what you like, you pay by the pound. We were so poor in high school, that we knew when the next deliveries were coming in, what days were the cheapest, and who had the best stock. In all, there are about 20 warehouses like this.
Some of my coolest shirts have come from there. The only thing is that you smell awful afterwards and probably contracted a few diseases. First time I went, I came back with fleas.
One friend of mine opened a vintage store at the college we go to selling the shirts he found, and ended up being really successful. His markup was probably 100x.
i have 150-170 thrift/vintage/2ndhand tshirts.
and i used to work at a trendy one years back. one of my fav. pieces in my closet i got at a thrift store. a 1950-60's cafe racer leather jacket.
its good stuff.
Why not? It depends on whether you have access to a good, big-city store. It is a good way to pick up the Classic pieces that never go out of style.
I like to think of it as a finding-a-Picasso-at-a-yardsale challenge.
there are several "higher-end" thrift stores around here...Crossroads and Buffalo Exchange
they only take designer brands
Yeah I dig thrift stores. Lot of crap to sift through, but it's great when you find that pair of like-new Hilfiger jeans for like $3.
that's still too much for them
someone find me a thrift store in boston and i'll visit it.
I really dig this place in Columbia called Absolute Vintage. They only sell stuff from the 60s-80s. It's starting to get really trendy with vintage look coming back, though.