A Thrift Shop with Dior and Gucci as Neighbors

A Thrift Shop with Dior and Gucci as Neighbors

You’ll rarely see such an unusual setting for a thrift store. In downtown Aspen, Colorado, a mountain town that’s been overtaken by wealthy commerce, you’ll find the bustling Aspen Thrift Store literally across the street from Dior and Gucci stores. For seven decades, volunteers at the Aspen Thrift Shop have turned donated clothing, shoes and [...]

It’s Frugalicious!

It’s Frugalicious!

When word of a particularly good resale store spreads way beyond its geographic location, it’s worth checking out. We had heard many thrifters exult over the snappily-named Frugalicious shop in Easton, MD. (Definition: “To be frugal and fabulous at the same time.”) These shoppers didn’t live nearby, but in Washington D.C., Boston and New York [...]

We Write about Two Clothing Companies Combating Textile Waste

We Write about Two Clothing Companies Combating Textile Waste

Allison and Peggy wrote two pieces for The Washington Post about textile waste, and what two forward-looking clothing companies, Patagonia and Eileen Fisher, are doing to repair, re-use and recycle their clothing. Here are examples of Eileen Fisher's Renew products, made from previously worn garments from its fashion line. Read the articles here: https://wapo.st/2PYByhD and here: https://wapo.st/2NEbDdA [...]