Thrifting Into The New Year

Thrifting Into The New Year

Here's how to save paper, and no, I don't mean the trees; I mean mulah!

As the clock struck 12 p.m. on Dec. 31 this year, I strutted into the new year with my $6 Goodwill dress, and I'm lovin' it - dun dun dun, dun dun (cue Justin Timberlake voice)! Cheers to thrifting our way to a better environment this New Year! My pockets feel heavy and my conscious a little lighter as I embark on 2022 with an unprecedented vintage flair! Here are some of my favorite places to go thrift shopping for vintage clothes whether it be for work, school, or leisure! 

Top 3 Second-Hand Shops:

1) Goodwill

An oldie but a goodie, Goodwill, does more than just supply their local communities with versatile vintage pieces. They "provide [...] training, employment and supportive services for people with disabilities or disadvantages who seek greater independence. Our vision is to transform lives and communities through the power of work" (Goodwill). Goodwill aims to give back to its community by creating employment opportunities for individuals impacted by cognitive health disadvantages preventing them from pursuing professional careers elsewhere in their community while also encouraging environmentally mindful consumerism through their services. To get the most bang for your buck, find a Goodwill Outlet Center near you to gain access to markdown merchandise curated in one centralized location. The merchandise sold at Goodwill Outlet Centers is sold in two main ways. One of which being by the pound, and the second, being at a reduced per-piece price. These discounts will save you paper, and keep textile landfills in third-world countries from overflowing, so thank you for making the world a better place with your environmentally mindful consumerism! 

2) The RealReal

A one-stop shop for all of your designer needs, The RealReal, meets all of your luxury needs with "the most rigorous authentication process in the marketplace. [They] are the only resale company in the world that authenticates every single item [they] sell" (The RealReal). The RealReal has also established 23 different locations across the nation for your shopping convenience! This enables you to interact with their pieces and make informed decisions regarding your purchases. Its online shopping platform also conveniently serves its consumer base by making its products available to customers around the globe via UPS Worldwide Expedited shipping.

3) Curtsy

An online retail marketplace for second-hand clothing, Curtsy, is "an app that makes it easy to thrift and sell clothing, shoes, accessories, and more" (Curtsy). By enabling users like yourself to sell and purchase clothing through their interface, Curtsy helps you limit textile waste while saving your paper and making you mulah simultaneously! 


Happy shopping!


XX, Shivs

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