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5 Tips to a Successful Thrifting Experience

by syasya kula

Thrifting is a fun and creative way to spice up your wardrobe, which offers pre-loved clothing items in all different styles. While exciting, nothing is more stressful than leaving the shop or an app without finding any worthwhile steals, especially when they are all affordable! 

If you are new to thrifting, hunting for good pre-loved items can be daunting, but it will be worth all the time and energy spent after walking away with unique items. To help you with your next trip, here are some tips to ensure a successful thrifting experience!



Clear out your wardrobe before bringing in the new clothes. Giving away or selling clothes you don’t wear often will help you figure out what type of items you like and dislike. This greatly eases the difficulty of finding clothes of your taste when you are thrifting.


2. Ensure Good Quality of Clothing Items

Looking carefully at the details of each clothing item such as the stitching, beading and the material is very important to a successful thrifting experience. The quality of a clothing item is an important factor to determine whether its price is worth it or not. If it’s online or through an app, reading through the details of the item and observing the pictures provided will be a good alternative

3. Find Inspiration

Knowing what pieces interest you is always the ideal way to start a thrifting experience. Using apps such as Pinterest can help you find clothing pieces that match your style. Make a mental note of what you’re looking for based on what you already own and what you want, to spice up the outfits. Even better, try creating a mood board on your phone on what you want to find, so you can focus on a certain goal when thrift shopping.

4 .Be Open Minded

Thrifting is a perfect opportunity to go out of your comfort zone. Be open to other types of clothing items, especially when you are exploring a new style. Pick a few clothing items you don’t normally wear, be imaginative and explore your options on the unique pieces offered in thrifting stores that can be created with the clothes you already own. Don’t forget to refer back to your inspirations and incorporate it to your personal style!

5. Go Through Each Clothing on The Rack

Finding the hidden gems is key for a successful thrifting experience. Instead of just scanning through the rack, flip through each clothing item and you’ll have better luck with finding the item you’re looking for. If you already know what you are looking for, purchasing in online thrifting stores such as “Thryffy” will be much more efficient and less time-consuming.

In all of these tips, it is very important to take your time and don’t rush when deciding what you want, for thrift stores will always be waiting for your next thrifting spree. It would also be a good idea shop with friends and family – you might need their opinions! Finally, don’t forget to have fun!