A Shoutout to Goodies Found in Goodwill Bins in the L.A. Times

A Shoutout to Goodies Found in Goodwill Bins in the L.A. Times

A look at vintage streetwear sold at the Rose Bowl Flea Market reveals that the best place to find in-demand sports and rock concert T-shirts is the bins at Goodwill outlet stores. The article also notes that fashion designers are "borrowing" the look of secondhand wear, and observes that buyers are looking to reduce textile [...]

It’s National Thrift Store Day. Here’s a Favorite in Delaware.

It’s National Thrift Store Day. Here’s a Favorite in Delaware.

What better way to celebrate August 17th, National Thrift Store Day, then at a volunteer-driven thrift that helps support fully a dozen charities, helping with housing, prison ministries, hunger issues and more. The New Life Thrift Shop in Lewes, Delaware, is a ministry of the Lewes-Rehoboth Association of Churches, drawing on the membership of some [...]

As Retail Struggles, Plato’s Closet Thrives

As Retail Struggles, Plato’s Closet Thrives

Today’s trend in retail expansion is all about budget stores. While traditional retailers such as Sears and Macy’s are closing stores, the various dollar store chains are expanding rapidly. And so are the chain stores that sell thrifted clothing. The largest clothing resale chain, Winmark, franchises the store brands Clothes Mentor, Style Encore, Once Upon [...]

Even Gettysburg’s Thrift Shop is Historic

Even Gettysburg’s Thrift Shop is Historic

Thrift stores often aren’t located in prime real estate areas. To keep costs down, you may be searching strip malls and back streets for resale shops. But if you’re visiting historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, you’ll find the Gettysburg Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop planted directly on Lincoln Square, at the city’s main traffic circle. In front is a [...]