Sarah’s Thrift of the Week
Being thrifty doesn’t always mean you have to go to a thrift store to save some money. For this week’s Thrift of the Week, I actually got none of my pieces at a thrift store. Instead I got most of them from a combination of garage sales and clothing swaps. Most people don’t think to go to garage sales, but if you search for listings that mention clothes, there’s a good chance you’ll find something good there. At most garage sales, people are willing to sell their clothes for WAY cheaper than thrift stores.
From garage “sailing” this weekend I got LOADS of stuff for ridiculously cheap prices. For my second stop, I came across this sale out of a storage unit to raise money for a local church, but the guy happened to be a huge hippie and had THE BEST stuff. While there I picked up this vintage mesh leopard print shirt and smiley face hologram sunglasses, both for about $0.75 each. I paired these items with some finds from clothing swaps put together by local vintage vendor called Other People’s Property.
Each season Other People’s Property puts on a clothing swap where you drop off your clothes which are then laid out with everyone else’s. The day of the swap you pay about $10 and you can fill your bags with as many clothes as you want and all leftovers are donated to some awesome charities. Each swap I attend I leave with at least 3 bags stuffed with clothes, getting each item for cheaper than $0.50 each, if not cheaper. From last summer’s swap I picked up these black 90’s Ralph Lauren shorts. From the most recent spring swap I picked up these pointed gold flats originally from Zara.
I accessorized with a maroon floppy felt hat from American Eagle bought on Black Friday for $6 and a gold pendant necklace from Dechoes Resale for $8. In total I spent around $16.50 for this entire outfit. Thrift stores aren’t the only way to save on your wardrobe, you just have to work with what’s offered around you. Search for local clothing swaps and weekend garage or rummage sales going on, there’s a great chance there’s something there to work into your everyday look!
If you’re in Orlando, Other People’s Property hosts seasonal clothing swaps, the Summer Swap & Shop is coming up on June 14th from 6:30pm-8pm in the Ivanhoe Shopping district near College Park. Check out the Facebook event page for more information on the upcoming swap and how to get involved! https://www.facebook.com/events/132301850298392/
Another article I wrote for Iconic! This week’s Thrift of the Week is about garage sales and clothing swaps!
There’s a swap coming up June 14th by Other People’s Property oppblog.com you should check out! https://www.facebook.com/events/132301850298392/