As you guys know if you have been following me for a while… I LOVE to shop at thrift stores. I resell items I find there online on Poshmark and I just personally shop there for my own wardrobe. I thought I would share with you guys the benefits that shopping at thrift stores or secondhand stores could have on you and the world!
1. Save Money
This is probably the most obvious of all the benefits. When shopping secondhand at a thrift store or consignment shop you can save hundreds of dollars on just ONE item. That’s right ONE item. I have found $350 jeans for just $5.99 at the thrift store before and they were in great condition. You can save so much money that it almost ruins shopping retail.
2. Damaged Clothing
You don’t have to worry about staining or damaging your clothing because you didn’t pay that much for it. I don’t how many times I would be so scared to wear a new item I just got because I didn’t want to spill on it or get it damaged. I wouldn’t wear these brand new pieces I was buying and spent a lot of money on because I wanted to keep them nice. Well, when you shop secondhand you barely pay anything for that item so you don’t have to worry about wasting your money on something and damaging it the first time you wear it.
3. The Hunt
The hunt is probably my favorite part about shopping at a thrift store. You never know what you are going to find when you walk into the thrift store and that’s probably what makes it so much shopping there. You could walk in and find a KitchenAid mixer, a designer dress, or you could find nothing. You never know that’s probably the best part.
4. Save The Planet
Fast fashion stores such as Forever21, H&M, Zara, and Topshop have become such a huge part in our fashion culture. They always have new items that are cheap so we wear them a few times and get rid of them. This is destroying our planet by putting excess items in landfills, but also with the amount of gases and pollution happens by making them. By shopping at secondhand stores you are preventing that from happening.
5. Never The Same
They never have the same exact item in every single size at the thrift store so you pretty much never have to worry about someone else wearing the same thing as you. Your outfits will always look unique and you will always stand out with your outfits.
Thank you guys so much for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed reading about the benefits that shopping secondhand can have on your life and the environment! Always shop secondhand!