Ever since we began researching clothing re-use for our book ThriftStyle, we have been heartened to see thrifting move from the fringes into a true movement. This week brings the momentous news that the luxury department store Nordstrom, which has 379 stores in 40 states, will begin selling used clothing online and in its new [...]
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Every once in a while, we hear shoppers complain about high prices at thrift shops. One of our favorite shops, Central Thrift in south Los Angeles, has this motto printed on its business cards: “Don’t pay those high Goodwill and Salvation Army prices.” While it’s true that we sometimes run across an overpriced item at [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]