Once a relegated and shamed term – thrift has risen considerably to become an everyday pursuit. You ought to award yourself gold stars and stickers for spending $10 on jeans instead of $50.
Labels and expensive clothes worn by celebs and the privileged with deep pockets was a fantasy that ordinary Zimbabweans lived on glossy magazines pages. Thrift has slowly spooned the spotlight – a worthy-doing style of consumption.
Pre-owned stores to date range from luxury boutiques to everyday essentials. Online and offline stores provide endless luxury merchandise which has become a go-to for economically struggling nations like our own.
Economic constraints among other social circumstances have altered the public’s perception towards pre-owned fashion items. The pursuit of the rare, cheap and fashionable clothes has lured millennials in an effort to ‘slay’ on a budget.
Uniquely thrifty – a characteristic that allows millennials to access the kind of styles they want. If you are still spouting a lame excuse for not liking to shop pre-owned clothing, news flash it is here and not going away any time soon. Thrift stores may seem like a smart way to slash your spending – and it is.
Instead of going through thousands of clothes, many thrift shops have now assorted clothing ranges which makes it easy for buyers to sift through and choose. Online stores with curated social media have taken thrift business to another level. It has enabled savvy thriftier to buy inexpensive, high-quality clothes they actually need — and nothing else. The likes of The Gatsby Style Loft, Unique_Vintage.ww are total favs!
Online shops have made it easier, search for thrift shops near you so you snag good deals.