February 19, 2009

Thrifting Survival Kit

There's nothing I love more in this life than a good day's thrifting; searching through dusty rails of even dustier clothes and unearthing that single, special, one-of-a-kind piece and realising that you can have it for mere peanuts. The knowledge that none of your friends are likely to have it in their own wardrobe's is all the more delicious - no one wants to be a carbon copy.

But thrifting is a skill; something that must be practised and prepared for, so to help any thrifting virgins on their way or to share a few tips amongst thrifting old-timers; here is Ms M's thrifting survival kit:

- It's practically a workout, so make sure that you have some water and a cheeky bar of chocolate handy because you can't source out gorgeously flamboyant costume jewelry if you're about to pass out from hunger
- Don't fall for the divides of the shop - you can find some great oversized pattern T-shirts, worn belts and tough jewelry from the guys section and colourfully tacky necklaces, rings and kitschy sunglasses from the kids section
- Don't also be bound by size; over sized old lady jumpers look a vintage charm with a worn denim miniskirt, thick tights and boots (a glitzy vintage necklace wouldn't go a miss)
- Never ever give up hope that someday you will find that beautifuly beat up Chanel bag under a pile of stained polo shirts and mismatched socks

Thrifting Survival Kit!
Thrifting Survival Kit! - by Ms M on Polyvore.com

Happy hunting!



The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Good points! I also love thrifting for all kinds of stuff besides clothing. You never know what you will find!

drollgirl said...

yup, it is time to go thrift store grubbing and see what i can find!

AudreyAllure said...

lol i wish there were more thift stores around where i live

Twiggy Mod said...

Oh Si Si

I shall be thrifting the stores on friday im going to manchester so cant wait for a good rummage and I shall be sure to pack my kit :)

Love the post xxxxx

JAYFENDii said...

mm i saw Starbucks in the pic and immediately wanted some.. lol..

Canadian Girl said...

Im not lying when I tell you my friend really did find a beat up Chanel while thrifting in Toronto (Canada). Insane. And it was real, we had it checked. But it was busted up!
And I found a brand new Tommy Hilfiger polo that I adoreee, for only $7!!
thrifting is amazing.
the key is just not going to look for something. You must simply stumble upon hidden treasures.