Pop Some Tags- Thrift Shopping

“I’m gonna pop some tags. Only got twenty dollars in my pocket I- I – I’m hunting, looking for a come-up This is freaking awesome!” Made even more popular by the well known Macklemore song, Thrift Shop, thrift shopping has become a widespread trend. The whole concept of thrifting is based off of ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’. Consignment and thrift shops take donations of gently used clothing and resells them. With a little patience to sort through grandma dresses and other strange outfits, you can come across articles of clothing that are fashionable and unique.

Most commonly known is Goodwill, one of the most popular chain of thrift stores. Their prices are reasonably low and are located in many places. In addition to Goodwill, there are plenty of small mom-and pop shops that only a handful of people know about. They often have the best deals and some unique pieces that can’t be found anywhere else.  Thrifting is great for those who want a vintage look as well as those who want something bright and modern.

“I like thrifting because its a great way to keep up with the designer fashions without the designer price. I have so many clothes from thrift stores, I can’t even count them,” said Alexis James, a sophomore. With the inexpensive prices, it is easy to get carried away. It is possible to get multiple head to toe outfits for the price of just one regular priced shirt in an average store.

Asa Saxon, although just a sophomore, has already made monumental success in the fashion world. He has started his own clothing line where he takes articles of clothing bought at thrift stores, re-purposes them adding his own style such as studs and stamped prints, and sells them to other kids. He is an avid thrift shopper and loves to spread the  word about it.  “Fashion is a trend people shouldn’t say they’re  fashionable ,be stylish! Style expresses your own look and not for you  to follow. Wear clothes that are for you not the somebody’s model!”

Fashion is about style not price. For those looking to take it easy on their wallets, or looking to stand out, thrift shopping is for them. The clothes are cute and sure conversation starters.