1. Choose wisely
Try to avoid thrift stores in neighborhoods filled with college kids and hipsters—they will most likely be picked over, and the quality of the inventory may not be the best. Wealthy communities with older residents usually have the top shops and stores.
2. Shop frequently
Good merchandise moves quickly through thrift stores, so plan to hit your favorite shops once a week. Better yet, find out when “re-stocking” day is, and plan to go then.
3. Dress the part
Wear comfortable clothes when you thrift. An outfit that’s snug lets you things on over your clothes if there isn’t a fitting room. Wear thin socks for trying on shoes.
4. Prepare to leave empty-handed
Remember to ask yourself the 3 F’s about any piece of clothing: Does it Fit, Flatter and Function? It doesn’t matter if it only costs $3; if you don’t wear it, that’s $3 thrown away and unnecessary junk cluttering up your closet. [more]
--Posted by Julie Green, RecessionWire.com
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