Thrift Shopping. I love it! I write about it a lot. Whether it’s shopping for Maternity Clothes, Tips on Thrift Shopping, or Shopping Current Trends. I could write about thrift shopping every week, which I sometimes do! I would say at this point my closet is probably 80% secondhand. For me, it’s great. I am always on the go and hard on clothes. If I wear something out in a year, I don’t feel guilty about it, since the price point was so good.
I needed some sweaters at the beginning of my pregnancy. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone is super warm, I was freezing. I wanted all the layers and still do now that winter weather has arrived. So I headed to my local Salvation Army thrift store, on a mission to find some warm sweaters. Preferably ones with a bit of wool since the material is so good for keeping the body warm.
I was able to find the Babaton sweater above as well as the long Zara sweater I posted earlier. Both had wool, were in great condition and well made. The Babaton sweater was only $8.99 at the Salvation Army thrift store, which was a steal! I couldn’t find this exact sweater online, but most of the Aritzia Babton sweaters retail between $150 and $200. Which means I paid around 5% of the retail price.
If we look at the numbers I could thrift around 16 sweaters at the price of $8.99 vs purchasing one new sweater for $150! This is HUGE savings. Not only am I able to purchase the same quality sweater but the price point is very different.
Although you may find some higher priced items at the thrift store, you might want to take a second to look up the brand. Perhaps it’s a quality brand that retails for quite a bit more. Although the thrift store price may be higher, if you have the budget it’s worth the investment.
FRUGAL FASHION FRIDAY
Thrift Shopping: High Quality Clothing for Less
Babaton Sweater: $8.99 (Salvation Army thrift store), BCBG Turtleneck: $6.99 (Salvation Army thrift store), Maternity Jeans: Free (a gift from a wonderful mama), Leather Mules: $65 (Winners), Black Purse: $16 (Winners)
TOTAL COST: $96.98
If we only look at the two thrifted pieces. The BCBG Turtleneck originally retailed for $88 and the Babaton Sweater was originally $198. This adds up to $286 if I bought these two pieces brand new, which is THREE TIMES the price I paid for this entire outfit.
Next time you need to add some new items to your wardrobe, consider shopping secondhand and looking up a Salvation Army thrift store!