shirt: thrifted, undershirt: thrifted, jeans: nordstrom rack, shoes: thrifted, watch: thrifted, bracelets: charlotte russe, earrings: target
it's that time again...thrifting 101!
so heres the deal, i get questions from people all the time about my secrets to finding amazing things at thrift stores. well, today i'm gonna reveal one secret that many people have probably never thought about.
who do you think is able to help you get even better deals on things that are already priced so low they might as well be giving it away? that's right, my friends, the store employees! one of the best kept secrets to thrifting is making friends with the people behind the counter. if these people like you, guess what? they are gonna give you the deals. here are some of the perks i have experienced from befriending the employees:
• if there isn't a price tag on an item, often
times they'll give it to you for even
• if there is a sale that day on a certain
color tag, and you find something that
doesn't have a color tag, they will
sometimes give you the sale price
• if you buy a dress that can't make up it's
mind and decide if it is a dress or a shirt
because it's that in between length, they
will ring it up as a shirt (meaning it will
• if you have to wait and come back to buy
something later, they will hold an item for
you, even though they are not supposed to
now, for the employee friending award of the year...once, while at goodwill, I saw an employee telling two girls how he had saved some clothes for them in the back that he thought they might like. do you people see how amazing this is? they were such good friends with this employee that he was saving out clothes for them! now, my friends, I have never gotten THIS close with an employee, and don't know if I ever would because i'm kinda that shy girl that stands back from the crowd, but this sure is an awesome way to make sure you get the cream of the crop before it's put out for everyone else to snatch. and that, my fellow thrifters, is devastating. one of the worst feelings in the world is seeing someone else find something in a thrift store that you want so bad where you actually contemplate ripping it from their hands and running away with it. this has happened to me on multiple occasions. the contemplating that is. not the stealing from people.