Monday, January 6, 2020

BUY FASHION THAT 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.

For example, that pair of $200 designer denim jeans you might purchase at your favorite department store, will cost around $7 at your local thrift store.  With such bargain prices, you may find yourself balling out of control at the thrift store and buying more than you need because you consider it a good deal. By the end of your thrifting trip, you 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?

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