Gee, Quinn... I can't believe you'd stoop that low and purchase something an unpopular person might have worn. As thee President of thee /fa/shion club, I can't allow you to act like a homeless person..
I go fairly often, and I've gotten a ton of stuff over the couple of years I've been going; my best find lately has been a pair of Allen Edmond Chesters in black for $10, which they retail for like 380$ last I checked.
>>10838652 Definitely. All it takes is a little patience and strategy. Go to stores in rich neighborhoods, find out what day they get new inventory (usually it's a Thursday in my area), and pay attention to the fabrics. The best thing about thrifting is you already know how the clothes are going to stand up to repeated wearings/washings, because they'll either look great or look like shit. Go often.
Also, make friends with your local tailor, because they can transform things that *almost* fit into clothes that look like they were made for you (because, in effect, they will be made for you because you got them tailored). This especially applies to blazers and pants.
If you're a girl, go straight to the dresses and skirts. There's a reason you'll see 2,000 t-shirts in a large Value Village but only like 30 dresses. Dresses and skirts tend to transcend decades and trends far better and altering the hemlines is a cinch. I usually buy the "old lady" mid calf-length wool skirts (pretty unflattering) that fit my waist, and get them hemmed to a several inches above my knees. Tuck a silky button-down or black long-sleeved v-neck into the skirt, pair with black tights and a 3 inch heel. Unbeatable.
Goodwills are pretty bad because the best stuff winds up in the front where anyone can purchase it without so much as looking, also quality stuff gets marked up way too high. Value villages, mom and pop thrift stores, and salvation army's tend to have good stuff though it just requires a lot of digging as well as checking back frequently
Make sure you ask what day they put out the new stuff at individual locations so you can get to it first
>>10838734 go 2 poor neighborhoods too. the goodwill in the "rich" part of my city has the same shit as the salvattion army in the poor area. the goodwill realized that hipster college students shopped there and raised the prices. 5-10$ for a shirt at the goodwill. the salvation army gets u a shirt for 1$ and jackets/coats for 5$.
>>10838838 idk if its just the salvation army near me or all of them, but sometimes its half off and u get reeeaaaallly low prices. mom and pop or church rummage sales are good too. 5$ for a brown paper bag filled with anything.
I found a Pierre Balmain varsity style jacket in a Plato's closet in Killeen TX of all places, zippers on it are legit too so I doubt it's fake. I still can't believe how something like it ended up in a Plato's.
Anyone know any good places in Montreal?! Also I never went thrift shopping because I felt bad since I didn't really need the clothes and some people actually might. Did you guys feel bad about this or am I just weird?
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