Thrift shops can be amazing places. But, I have to admit, up until a few months ago, I thought all thrift shops were like the ones in my hometown – dirty and gross. However, I recently discovered that if you drive to a richer area the quality of the products at the local thrift shop infinitely increases.
In Maryland, there is one major thrift shop chain called Goodwill. Over spring break my mom dragged me to the Goodwill in one of the richer areas of Maryland, and I was shocked at the quality of clothes and cleanliness of the store. There were barely used name brand shirts for $5 and $6 jeans that still had the tags on them. It’s like retail heaven and a broke college students dream.
All the clothes looked barely worn, and all they would need was a quick wash cycle before they would be good to wear. So, I made a trip back to the same thrift shop as I looked for business clothes for my new internship that I start tomorrow. I ended up getting 11 pieces for 43 dollars. WHAT? I’m still smiling from this amazing deal.
Cropped crocheted sweater with golden bead buttons: $5.00
Red sweater with ruffled collar: $2.50
Navy pencil skirt with belt: $4.75
Black business skirt: $4.75
Floral patterned shirt: $5.00
Pale yellow shirt with ruching: $3.50
Red orange sleeveless shirt: $3.50
Grey polka dot shirt with ruffled sleeves and tie at waist: $5.00
Can you believe it? 11 pieces for $44. How does that even happen? Even at Forever 21, it would be at least $10 a piece, and I am telling you that these clothes have been barely worn, and some of them seem like they haven’t been worn at all. I am really glad I found such a great deal for some new clothes to wear to my internship.
I already own business pants and a few more business appropriate shirts, so all together I am ready to start my new internship tomorrow! I’m a little bit nervous but mostly excited. Today, I am moving in all my stuff to my new room for the summer.
I think I will be going with this shirt with the black skirt for my outfit tomorrow. The shirt is such a pretty pattern, and it’s a nice light fabric for the Maryland heat that I am positive will descend on us at any second.
Do you go to thrift shops? Would you ever buy clothes at a thrift shop or would it freak you out to wear someone elses clothes?