Thriving thrift stores


A fantastic find I found at a thrift store last year.

Taylor Thompson, Staff Writer

During the early 2000s to the mid 2010s, brands like Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Victoria’s Secret’s Pink thrived. The shirts with those brands logos on them were what kids and teens thought to be fashion forward. A plain tee shirt with a bird on it, low cut blue jeans, and low top Converse were the peak of fashion at the time. The bland outfits lacked any sort of character at all. Thankfully, those days are over, and fashion has a little spice in it. While people still shop at all those stores, they are much less often buying the clothes with the brand on them. Some these big brand stores are losing a lot of business; Forever 21 even filed for bankruptcy.

Vintage clothes are in and vintage styles are starting to return. High-waisted baggy jeans for instance, something that was popular in the 80s, is now what almost every girl is wearing. And the thrift store is exactly where to get these good finds. People’s style is less basic and more diverse. Buying things from thrift stores allows people to have unique items where they don’t have to worry about showing up in the same outfit as someone else. Thrift stores are cheap, so it appeals to people of different economic levels. Personally, I like to get over sized men’s t-shirts from thrift stores, and I go quite often. Some of my personal favorite thrift stores are the Main Street Thrift Store, Goodwills, and Salvation Armys. Not only are people shopping at thrift stores now, but people are making Instagram pages in which they sell their good thrift finds. They are making a big profit from selling their good finds, buying it themselves for under ten dollars and selling it for 25 and up. Thrift stores are a great place to get amazing clothes for such a low price. And even though, one might not find good finds every time, thrifting is definitely worth it and I’m glad that it has become so popular.