A report from Reise Moore: As of late I have been in pare-down mode when it comes to my closet. Wise thrifters know you must have an eye for the edit or your closet will get away from you. The problem is, I have eclectic tastes and thrifting has indulged every look and trend I [...]
Thrifted Cats: Oh, My!
Shannon Williams of Eugene, Oregon, a thrifter with a practiced eye, alerted us to one of her favorite shops -- a place that immediately earned a place in our pantheon of great thrifting destinations. It is S.A.R.A.’s Treasures in Eugene, which stands for Shelter Animal Resource Alliance, the nonprofit that operates the store. It has [...]
College Towns Love Consignment
As second semesters begin across the country, let's study why college towns almost always have good consignment and thrift shops. The answer: It saves money and lets students dress in on-trend fashions. “College girls use their old clothes to buy new clothes,” said Kelly Long, manager of Fifi’s Fine Resale on Main Street in downtown [...]
Fast Fix: Switch Out the Buttons
The simplest repair and/or upcycle for thrifted items is changing out buttons. If you can't make it to the Mecca of unique and antique buttons, Tender Buttons in New York City, don't despair. Fabulous buttons can be yours wherever you live -- thanks to internet ordering. Some of our favorite long-distance button sources are: Benno's [...]