Ever since moving to the city I’ve had access to a great variety of thrift shops. Thrifting hasn’t really been a thing that I was into until recently, because I guess I was picturing it to be kind of like a Goodwill filled with raggity Old Navy hoodies. All of that changed when I got a chance to explore some nice thrift shops that are filled with brands that I enjoy. I’ve decided to buy less but better quality stuff, so now before I make a purchase I try to consider if I really love the item or if I’m just getting it for the sake of buying something.
I’ve had the best experiences at a thrift shop called Crossroads, of which were are 2 locations in my area. First one is in the Flatiron district and the second one is in Williamsburg. I prefer the Williamsburg location as the selection tens to be a lot better, for unknown to me reasons. I haven’t purchased that much stuff there but the highlight of my browsing were Madewell jeans that looked like they haven’t been worn and fit me perfectly. I guess rummaging through everything in hopes of coming across a hidden gem is half the fun of the whole experience.
While thrift shopping is not for everyone, which is understandable, I really like getting a great bargain. I think the best bargain I ever got was a Zara Basics dress for around $6 which looked excellent and I ended up wearing it to a wedding in November. Another great steal I got was an American Apparel sweater for around $10 but which retails for much more than that because I’ve purchased that same one in the past. So overall it’s worth it whenever you come across excellent pieces!
Do you like thrift shopping? What are your favorite stores? What’s the best deal you’ve ever got?