5 Great Reasons to Shop at Thrift Stores

07 Nov 2012 Permalink

If you’ve been around KUF at all before, then you know I do a fair amount of thrifting.  In fact, I really don’t shop at “regular” retailers anymore…with a few exceptions.  And if you don’t shop at thrift stores, you really should!  Here’s the top reasons why:

5…Thrift stores are great places to find unique pieces!  Stand out from the crowd…the world doesn’t need to see anymore J. Crew knock-off bubble necklaces.

4…Trends come and go.  Want to try “oxblood” (maroon, burgundy…)?  It’s been around before, and chances are you’ll find it at a thrift store.

3…Thrift stores carry fur and leather pieces!  I’d never buy a real fur coat from a retailer, but a vintage fur coat?  It’s like saving an animal from being euthanized.

2…Valentino, DVF, Coach can be and have been found at thrift stores.  Just pretend you’re on a treasure hunt (minus the map!)

1…I can easily pick up 4 shirts, two pants, a few skirts, and some vintage costume jewelry all for less than a pair of pants from a department store.  More cash in my wallet…enough said!

Do you have more great reasons to thrift?  I’d love to hear them!

jacket, sweater, jeans, chain necklace – thrifted // rhinestone necklace – Forever 21

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17 Comments
  • sheree0819
    November 7, 2012

    I totally agree..sometime I wonder why I don’t SOLELY shop at consignment stores. I ALWAYS find great on trend items that are unique..love it!
    Sheree xxx
    http://www.itsnotthatdeep.com

  • vivalahighstreet
    November 7, 2012

    Love your coat:) very chic!!
    Prerna
    http://www.vivalahighstreet.wordpress.com

  • niftythriftygoodwill
    November 7, 2012

    I’ve been thrifting for 9 years now! I can’t remember the last time I bought something for full retail! I totally agree with all of those reasons. Another reason I love thrifting is the green aspect to it…keeping something out of a landfill. Hope people take note of this :)

  • Jen @ Cuddles and Chaos
    November 7, 2012

    I have to admit, I’ve never bought myself clothing at a thrift/consignment store. I’ve done it for my daughters but somehow never for myself. BUT you are totally appealing to both my cheap and eco friendly sides with this post. I’m going to have to give it a try!

  • carisa @ bunnies and pearls
    November 7, 2012

    love it! I love thrifting because i find stuff ive been seeing in the stores! Have you tried a goodwill outlet yet? if there’s one by you you must, they weight everything, and at 10 cents a pound you can get some amazing stuff!!

  • Chioma
    November 7, 2012

    I love the excitement of finding an item that noone else will have that is totally my style in the thrift store! I can spend hours perusing the aisles and my entire blazer collection is thrifted! in love with that jacket and sweater, we would do real damage thrifting together!

    Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

  • margaret
    November 7, 2012

    I cannot believe you found that jacket at a thrift store. Total score. Great outfit!

  • Terry
    November 7, 2012

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Aside from the clearance racks, I almost shop exclusively at thrift stores. Menswear is typically very limited in selection, and I tend to have some pretty great luck picking up pieces at the local thrift stores.

    xo,
    Terry

    terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

  • Elena
    November 7, 2012

    I love thrift stores, I found so many amazing jewelry pieces-you just never know what you can find:)
    Kisses
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

  • sasha
    November 7, 2012

    i’m so envious! what a beautiful coat! and i love how you coordinated the rest of your ensemble with it.

  • Lucy
    November 7, 2012

    I just discover your blog on Chictopia and I really love it! Love your coat!
    Following you on Bloglovin!

    Kisses, Lucy:)

  • Kacie's Kloset
    November 7, 2012

    I really need to hit a thrift store! You find such great items there!

    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com
    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

  • Alyssa
    November 8, 2012

    These are all prime examples of why I love thrifting!!! Seriously one of my favorite things to do. I love “it’s like saving an animal from being euthanized” haha LOVE IT!

    xoxo,
    Alyssa

    sincerelytrulyscrumptious.com

  • Jules
    November 8, 2012

    I shop almost exclusively at thrift shops and LOVE IT! Saves money and” keeps me out of the bars.” (Sorry, that’s a saying my dad always says and it just seemed to fit.) There is one down side: Thrift shopping has totally ruined me for retail stores! In order to spread the thrifty way of life a friend and I have started putting on Thrift Hops. We meet at a thrift shop and have a list of about 4 to visit, then meet for lunch to show off our finds… we usually have over 20 gals. SO FUN; and it’s amazing to me the people that have never even been to a thrift store. Following your lovely blog with bloglovin! jules

  • Alison
    November 11, 2012

    I think you should start a thrifting challenge for the thrift virgins like me. :) I’ve never been but as I see more and more fabulous pieces on blogs, I’m ready to give it a try. There’s something really great about bright green with animal print. Love this look! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! – Alison http://www.getyourprettyon.com

  • Christine
    November 13, 2012

    I second all of your reasons and add that you find unique items that can be introduced to curate your style in way you might not if it was purchased from a full price store. Also, thrifting has introduced me to designers I never would have known about.

  • Hallie
    November 17, 2012

    OK, I think I need to move close to you, and you have to tell me what thrifted store you go to, and I will follow you! :)

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