By Amy Thoma
This year I made a New Years Resolution to spend less money on clothes. Notice I didn’t say shop less, just spend less money. I’m the worst of both worlds: I like really high-quality things but to put it charitably, I have a frugal streak. Enter the world of thrift stores.
I’m not naturally a thrift-er. I find the prospect of digging through old clothes kind of gross and the thought of wearing something used freaks me out. But, this is America in 2013—we have washing machines, dry cleaners and bleach.
In just a few trips to thrift stores I scored a dress from Banana Republic with the tags still on ($8), 2 shirts from JCrew ($4 each). I also saw a handbag in the store I donated a few months ago (no, I didn’t rebuy it, there’s a reason it went in the donate pile).
Here are some tips I picked up along the way:... Read More