There aren’t many shopping experiences that are more exciting than thrift shopping. Although it takes a little bit of time, it is so satisfying when you find that special piece of clothing. Add in the sustainability factor of shopping second hand and you just might have your most positive fashion experience yet!
For me, shopping at Value Village is an escape from the fast paced industry that is modern fashion. The marketing of consumer clothing is very powerful and a trip to the shopping mall often results in the purchase of several items that I will most likely only wear twice. Although shopping thrift takes a little bit longer, I find that by sorting through items without the input of those big marketing powers allows me to really find things that I love, given that there is no external influence telling me what I should be wearing. For this reason, the clothes that I have from thrift shops are some of my longest worn and most cherished items.