Friday, July 27, 2012

Thrifting Tip #8: Browse the Entire Store

This tip is almost a repeat of the last one, but it was in my book so I will put it here. 
Tip #7 said look though and consider everything.  Look through every single shirt on the rack. Don't skip over a rack of pants because you think you won't find anything. Touch and feel everything. Tip #8 goes beyond that. Shop outside of women's wear or where you normally look.

Shop women’s, men’s, and children’s fashion and everything in between. For example, men's t-shirts often get overlooked so you can find some great gems like band t-shirts. Too big? Cut them up and sew 'em together. I'm short so I always look in children's wear. My sister found me a great jean vest made from a boy's jean jacket when we thrifted together back in May. It fits perfectly! 

Sometimes things get misplaced or mislabeled, trends overlap and you may find new inspiration somewhere unexpected. Shop housewares, fabrics, electronics, books, bags, furniture and accessories. If you have the time it can be very rewarding!

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