there are certain things I always keep on my radar when I'm out thrifting, and ohgolly, do I loves me some thrifting. it seems more and more people are all aboard the train of thrift, so it always helps to know exactly what you want and how it all works. the pickins may seem slim, but I say challenge accepted.
cosby sweaters // i will find them and i will rock them. i love getting in on the end of season sales. you can get them for next to nothing and grow your collection. cosby sweaters of the world, be on me.
records // throughout the years, i've managed to snag some amazing records. there has never been happier a'girl than when i am thumbing through records, with nothing else on my agenda.
mugs // the prize goes to me for having the most random of all mug collections. my favorite find to date is "kiss me, i'm norwegian." all of these: i take you home now.
vintage housewifery // if i flip open that bad boy and it says a woman's place is in the kitchen, IMA READ THAT. instant geek-out if there are clippings and handwritten recipes stashed inside.
pyrex + milk glass // okayokayokay, so I know this is like "in" and junk, but i legit have a love affair with crisp white milk glass and pyrex. but, how much milkglass does one really need?
concert tees // these are harder to come by these days, so when i do manage to score one, i kinda wanna grab the person nearest me and hug them hard. actually, any vintage tee with the right look will do. ..and the more random the better. galveston island vacay souvenir shirt circa 1992? don't mind if i do.
GIVE TO ME ALL YOUR GRANNY SQUARES. // that is all.
some other things to seriously consider:
get there early. like, right as they open- early. brush your teeth and GO. it really doesn't matter what you look like, cause NO1CUR.
guard your loot. for real, bogart your shit. on many occasions, i've turned my back for a second only to find that someone has taken off with my stuff. if you have to leave it to go to the dressing room, cover your stuff up with something inconspicuous. don't trust ANYONE, especially little old white-haired ladies. they are the worst.
don't be shy and don't be afraid to dig. get in there.
be prepared for the best music of your life. it must be an unwritten law somewhere that all thrift stores are required to play Rick Astley and Hall and Oates. which are sortof my whole life.
if you even think you want something, grab it--or it will be gone. you can always put it down later.
leave no territory unmarked. i've snagged clothes for myself in the kids and men's sections. yes mother, you never really know until you try it on.
yes, bring the purell, but put aside your ickies. i have bought shoes that are still for sale at target as we speak. you never know if you don't look!