At the beginning of quarantine, people came up with fun ways to combat quarantine boredom. Some of my favorites were the Tiger King phenomenon and the surge of Animal Crossing.
A lesser-known trend that became popular was online thrift shopping. People would create a social media account dedicated to selling their used clothes and if you looked hard enough, you'd find designer pieces selling for cheap. The game was simply to look for small, unknown Instagram accounts with cheap prices. These accounts gained so much popularity that many have thousands of followers to bid on their used clothing. Then people would buy pieces from their followers to add to their collection to be placed for bids.
Oftentimes, items would be bought in themed groups. Accounts would release things like swimsuit hauls or sneaker hauls. It's fun to watch and search for unique finds that often do not cost much at all. More artsy accounts would sell customized pieces where thrifts would be redone with tie-dye, paint, or by cropping it.Some trendy things I've seen on sale on online thrift shops are Mom Jeans, AF1's, and Lululemon leggings - just to name a few.
When things went online due to COVID-19, it became more important than ever to support small businesses. Not only that, but it added a new outlet for people to shop for clothes that weren't expensive.
My take away pieces from my experiences thrift shopping online were a romper, a bikini, and some rings. I call them "take away pieces" because their affordability and attractiveness make them stand out as the best buys I have had so far. The romper, in fact, is the piece for which I get the most compliments from friends and family.
I totally recommend online thrift shopping to add to your wardrobe, especially if you love to a thrift shop or enjoy online shopping. It truly is the best of both worlds, so get out your computers and start your bargain shopping today.