There’s no greater feeling than wearing a snazzy outfit that looks expensive, when you only spent a mere $20. Do you know you can score similar deals when you kick it old-school at local thrift stories? However, not all vintage stores are created equal—some are winners and others are less than desirable. Learn the right (and wrong) way to take advantage of thrift store garbs. —Kandice L. Lawson
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1. Look beyond the price tag
Yes, the blouse is only $2 and you feel like you have to have it, but at the end of the day it can stay. Do you really need it? Remember: the goal isn’t to go broke trying to save money.
2. Not everything is fashionable
Too many times we’ve seen someone who thinks that their outfit is cutting edge or that they’re “bringing something back” when in reality they’ve stepped out their door looking the fool. Be wise.
4. Do your research
We know you really only thrift shop for the thrill of the hunt, but make sure you brush up on your brands. You may leave a gem behind simply because it’s a name your not familiar with.
5. Think outside the box
Just because something has a slight imperfection, doesn’t mean it’s completely ruined. Hems can be altered, buttons and zippers can be replaced; but there will be some items ruined to the point of no return. Know the difference.