5 Reasons Why You Should Thrift
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5 Reasons Why You Should Thrift

You never know what you will find

5 Reasons Why You Should Thrift

Over the years, thrift shopping among teenagers and college students has really grown in popularity. Sometimes I find myself on youtube for hours upon hours checking out the latest thrift store hauls to see if thrifting is actually something worth doing. The answer is yes! There are so many reasons why thrift shopping is becoming so popular. Without further ado, here are five reasons why you should try thrifting!

1. You get to recycle clothes

Let's face it. How many items of clothing are sitting in the back of your closet right now? By all means, I do not consider myself a hoarder, but I do have a decent amount of clothes that I have not worn in over two years. That is why many thrift stores such as The Goodwill, accept donations daily. Instead of just throwing older clothes out or never wearing them again, recycling those old ripped denim jeans can make another person super happy.

2. You can save money

If you are in college, then let me introduce you to the world of big savings and great finds.Thrift stores are notorious for being cheaper since all of the clothing is used. As a side note, if you do not like the idea of wearing used clothing, all you have to do is wash it. You can find t-shirts, jeans, jackets and so much more at such a cheaper price. I am talking about $3 shirts or $5 pants. Where else can you really find jeans for $5?

3. You can find such unique clothes

As of today, many older styles are coming back into fashion. Mom jeans, denim jackets and even velvet materials are sold in most store nowadays like Forever 21. If you want real mom jeans and a real denim jacket from the 80s, thrift stores are filled with them. In fact, you can find name brand clothes such Gucci, iZOD, the Gap and more. When you do go thrifting, do not be afraid to try on clothes you may not usually wear. Make sure you really take the time to look at everything because that is how you will find the best buys!

4. You get to bring a piece of clothing back to life

Similar to recycling, many clothes have a story. I am not the biggest fashionista, but I do find it interesting that someone wore these clothes before me. I always wonder who wore them, why they donated them and where they came from. Bringing back a clothing item from the past is a great way to ensure that it is not being wasted.

5. You get to share fun moments with friends

I would not be such a savvy thrifter if my friend did not introduce it to me. Thrifting is not for everyone, but I would at least give it a chance. I was that person who thought it was gross to wear used clothes because they smelt or looked old. After going a few times I grew to love it! I now take my friends to come experience the world of recycling clothes and trying on vintage items that your mom would have most likely worn, not to mention it is extremely fun. You never know what you will find!

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