BUY THE THINGS YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE. The true joy of thrift shopping is being able to buy things for a fraction of the retail price. If you shop at thrift, consignment and vintage stores you can save up to 80% off the retail price. That pair of $200 designer denim jeans you may see at your favorite department store, will cost around $7 at your local thrift store. So with that in mind, thrift shopping may ball out of control at the thrift store and buy items because we consider it a good deal. By the end of our thrifting trip, we would have purchased 10 pairs of jeans. That's only $70, but do you really need 10 pairs of jeans. I often tell newbie thrift shoppers to be very strategic when thrift shopping. That way they would avoid buying items just because it's a good deal. Before you make the decision to buy an item, you should ask yourself the following questions for each item you are considering:
- At this moment, do I love the way this item looks on me?
- Do I have something similar in my closet?
- Will I wear this item within the next month or will this item fit my lifestyle?
- If I saw this item at the retail store, would I buy it at regular price?
How do you decide what item you will purchase?