Browsing the "thrifting" Tag

Thrift Stores for Holiday Shopping: Yea or Nay?

December 5th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

One of the biggest steps we can take in slowing climate change’s impact is in reducing our consumption. In a country where the free market is our holiest of religions, that can be a hard thing for many of us to consider, let alone do. Opting for secondhand used items from thrift stores instead of brand new—even if it’s ‘eco’—is better for the environment, plain and simple. But what about when it comes to gifting for the holidays

DIY Fashion: Turn a Frumpy Dress into a Cute Skirt

September 17th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Have you ever been at the thrift store and found a mumu or dress that's got beautiful fabric and a vaguely nice shape, but is kinf of...well...frumpy? Instead of passing over that diamond in the rough, you can turn it into a cute, wearable skirt!

How-to: Clean Thrift Store Shoes

June 11th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

So, after Maria's roundup last week of DIY shoe refashions, have you hit the thrift store for shoes to alter? If the thing that's holding you back is the ick factor, ick no more! It might seem gross to wear second hand shoes - especially styles that don't call for socks - but armed with the right cleaning products, you can wear your thrifted shoes without worrying about picking up some nasty foot fungus. I've been wearing second hand shoes for years, even ballet flats, and so far this method has worked for me!

Thrift Store Savvy: Wearing Nothing New

August 8th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

This super-quick TED talk from Jessi Arrington was so inspiring! In this 5 minute video, Jessi confesses that she buys every single stitch of clothing that she owns from second hand shops. Check out the talk and some tips on scoring awesome thrift store and vintage finds!

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