5 Tips on Thrifting Clothes


 As much as I love shopping for new things, I LOVE thrifting. I’ve always enjoyed thrifting for as long as I can remember. I love scoring great deals & I love that I can reuse/recycle a piece of clothing or item.

I thrift for almost everything except swim wear and under garments. I’ve bought shoes, clothes, furniture, books, home décor from thrift stores. For this post, I’ll be sharing 5 tips on thrifting clothes.

Sometimes, when you thrift a very special piece, even if it’s not a luxury brand, if you know how to take care of it, it’s worth passing down. I love thrifting because I never know what’s the next treasure I’ll find. Half of my bags were thrifted. And they’re all very unique!

As a thrifter, I do have several rules I live by. These are the rules or things that I do to make sure I’m getting a good quality item. 

Check for stains:

Because a lot of the clothes have been worn, it’s important to make sure there are no stubborn stains on them. I find that stains on thrifted items are typically more difficult to take off. This is just a measure I like to have.

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Check for rips or tears:

Sometimes there are small rips or tear that can easily fixable. Sometimes there are not. It’s important to make sure you still get a good piece of clothing.

Check all sections:

I’ve bought items that are sized L or M before. If I have time, I like to check all racks because a) sometimes the sizing can be off b) because a lot of the clothes have been washed and worn, the sizing may have changed c) some items are just misplaced. 

Like the fit:

Even though thrifting is great, it’s still important to find pieces that actually fit. Fit in the way you like. That way, you can make use out of wearing it.

Easily tailorable:

I’m adding this part because I am no tailor expert. I know the basics of sewing and the basics of sewing clothes. So, if I find a dress or top that I like but may run slightly bigger than I want it to, I want to make sure it’s easily tailorable. 

And those are my 5 tips on thrifting for clothes! I love thrifting. A lot of my skirts and dresses are thrifted, and I still wear them to this day. Most of my bags were also thrifted. They’re my most unique finds! 

Do you enjoy thrifting? What’s the last thing you thrifted? Share with us in the comments! Thank you for reading.

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