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+++ Thrift Shops

Discussion in 'Style' started by -Rage-, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 11,276 Likes Received: 71
    So, who else likes to raid the second hand stores?
    Which do you shop?
  2. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    I used to love the thrift shops,
    but now all the sceenster peoples
    are raiding them for gear.
    Granted we arent looking for the same stuff,
    but I tend to like my things fresh and clean.
  3. Hank Parker

    Hank Parker Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 17, 2002 Messages: 1,902 Likes Received: 0
    +++ Thrift Shops, Spend less and get lice...
  4. Grimes

    Grimes Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004 Messages: 5,162 Likes Received: 195
  5. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 683
    I'll swing past the local Value Village every once in awhile. I've found some nice stuff there for really cheap. I'm currently wearing a pair of DKNY jeans that i got for $6 and i've picked up some nice button up shirts for like $3. I'm not the type of person who will only shop at thrift stores and thinks its ironic to wear really lame ass pitted out tshirts, but you cant go wrong with cheap and nice gear.
  6. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    I've shopped at thrift stores for halloween costume stuff...other than that...no not really.
  7. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    Up until about a year ago I almost exclusively rocked thrift store goods. People at my school thought I was wicked poor (my family is actually quite affluent).

    Thrift stores in my area are ridiculous lately, ever since the "thrift store look" has come into fashion. I went to salvation army the other day and there were 4 pairs of jeans in the entire mens section, all of them almost brand new. The mens department at my local Savers has halved in size in the last year because all the clothes that are even remotely good get bought.

    What's left is a large array of ugly clothing that wasn't even close to cool in 1988 when it was new. It's like as the T shirt section shrunk by 2/3 while the plaid flannel shirt section gets ever larger. I'm not feeling it.
  8. imported_b0b

    imported_b0b Guest

    I'd happily shop in thrift stores, but am way too tall for the clothes so just stick to buying books.
  9. slum

    slum New Jack

    Joined: Aug 20, 2004 Messages: 43 Likes Received: 0
    If you want to be a millionare it would be prudent to buy out a midwestern thrift store and relocate to the East village, NYC. There is nothing thrifty about the shops here. When I was in school i was shocked to find the the prices in thrift stores were often MORE than that of new clothing.
  10. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    i got my first thift store garment the other day...a lady friend found this sport jacket from what im guessing is the mid to late eighties at the salvation army and i have to say, i look very fucking good in it.

    regardless...i dont have the patience to browse through other peoples clothes to find that one gem that may or may not be there. plus those places smell like poor people, and judging from most kmarts if had the misfortune of stepping inot, thats a smell that doesnt come out.
  11. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
    my girlfriend works at a thrift store and recently scored a pair of brand new dooney and bourke shoes for 10$. ive personally never found any outstanding deals, perhaps due to my lack of patience when it comes to looking through clothes.
  12. p@ntyr@ider

    [email protected]@ider Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003 Messages: 320 Likes Received: 0
    thrift stores are cool, its always nice finding treasures out there. wheather its tshirts,pants, records a good find is a good find. its fucked up tho when all the good shit is gone cause of all the fancy south beach thrift stores taking everything and selling it at their stores for twice as much as it originally was when it was new...
  13. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    i don't know about anywhere else, but thrift store shopping over here has always been trendy. melbourne is hipster/crustpunk/hippy/trustafarian hell. i'm not a fan of wearing other people's clothes myself. i prefer brand spankin' new
  14. Grimes

    Grimes Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004 Messages: 5,162 Likes Received: 195
  15. oh so modern

    oh so modern Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 427 Likes Received: 0
    check out the overstock joints too
    such as tjmaxx and marshalls depending
    on your locale for good finds for kicks
    as well as jeans, jackets, and shirts.
    i have found hundred dollar nikes for
    forty dollars and button ups for fifteen.
    shit is new but just wouldnt sell in the
    stores but keep an eye open for blems
    or imperfect clothes as those pop in too.
    one love.