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
April 30th, 2014 | by Bonnie Getchell
Garage sale season is here! Here are 5 garage sale tips that you need to know to find the best deal!
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!
August 1st, 2012 | by Maria
The Nothing New Challenge continues with two ways you can transform a men's dress shirt!
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!
February 22nd, 2012 | by Maria
Tips and tricks on buying thrifted jeans!
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!