1. It’s environmentally friendly
If you buy used clothes, you’re saving it from being wasted or thrown into a landfill. Don’t take part in our throw-away society, there are SO many cool clothes and items you can find at a thrift store.
2. Save money
This is a given. Since you’re buying things second-hand, the price is discounted heavily. Instead of buying a new pair of jeans for $50 at American Eagle, why not get a pair of thrifted Levi’s for $5? Thrifting is so much easier on your wallet, and a great alternative for college students.
3. Find designer gems
There are some great deals you can find on designer clothing, you just have to look.
4. It’s an experience
Make a day of it! Take a couple of your friends and go to your nearest thrift store. It’s actually a lot of fun trying on and comparing what you find.
5. Avoid spending more for “vintage” clothes
Why spend extra for clothes to “look” vintage when you can just buy gently used actually vintage clothes? Save money!
6. Expand taste in your style
Thrift stores usually have a BIG selection. You may find clothes that you’ll never see in department stores or malls, so explore outside of your comfort zone. Thrift stores will (usually) never carry two of the same item - get out there and thrift!