And I have no intention of quitting.
I am totally addicted to shopping at the thrift store. Seriously. Clothes, shoes, furniture, home decor items, office supplies, jewelry, purses... they all find their way home with me.
I love it for many reasons. Here's a few:
- I get nice stuff for dirt cheep. Leather Fossil purse for $4. Steve Madden pumps for a friend (pictured above) $5. Mid-century modern Danish buffet for $20. Chico's jeans for $5. Yup. All at the thrift.
- I supports charities. I shop at the Big Saver, Mission Possible, Goodwill, Salvation Army and a few other local thrift stores; all of which support great local programs and charities.
- Retail therapy is awesome. Sometimes, blowing $10 is good for the soul. I could go and buy two pairs of new socks, or I could go to the thrift store and buy an entire new outfit... head to toe (minus unmentionables, of course). A little more bang for the buck, if you ask me.
- It keeps things out of the land fill. Just because something is at the thrift store, doesn't mean that it is trash. Someone might be on a weight loss journey and only be in a size for a few months. I know that is one of the reasons that I started shopping second hand. I knew I was losing weight, so why buy new pants when I'd drop a size in a few
- I'm not buying new, so I'm lessening the impact of consumerism on the environment. Sure, not by much, but every little bit helps.
(Did I get this song stuck in your head with the title of the post? If so, sorry...)