A friend recently told me that after a spate of thrifting in her early twenties, she’d long given it up. Sick of ill-fitting clothing and the “thrifted” look, she skips the thriftstore because the risks are big, the pay-outs small and the time, who has the time to spend three hours at Savers and walk out with nothing? It’s ultimately just easier to go Ann Taylor and buy the pieces you know will fit well and be in style. Her frustration and disappointment in her adult thrifting experiences immediately inspired me to write a “Thrifting in Your 30’s” guide. In short, it’s a guide to teach you what I know about thrifting and how to use thrifting to supplement your “adult” wardrobe.
But if it’s too consuming and risky, why thrift then?