Ochella's 7 Tips To Thrifting

Thrift shopping is like a sport and having a moment at the same time. Here are 7 tips to help make your next thrifting experience exciting.

1. Make A Plan Using Your Smartphone

Thrift shopping without a clear goal is not ideal, but doable. Make a list, pick your area, and plan to spend 2-3 hours.

2. Sell your Pre-Loved Garments First

Clean out your closet first before adding new treasures, these stores are great for trading- garments you no longer wear.

3. Dress for the Occasion

Depending where you shop, some thrift stores have limited to no fitting rooms, and we don't recommend buying something without making sure it fits. Wear things like leggings, tanks, biker shorts. Easy pieces to slip clothing over to try on, down to changing in the middle of the store at times.

4. Shop With Cash Only Avoid Impulse Buying

Purchase only the clothing you need and that fits well with your current wardrobe. Place yourself on a budget. 

5. Save Time By Scanning The Aisles

Make your way through the store and scan each rack for pieces that stand out. To avoid wasting time without missing out on potential gems , you must master the art of the scan. Practice makes perfect!

6. Tailor Your Thrift Store Finds

Whether its vintage, thrift, or a new every piece in your closet, everything should fit like a glove, unless you are a seller and let the customer decide for what suits their need. Simple modifications like hemming, steaming, try doing yourself. Take your items to the dry cleaners. Make sure the piece or pieces are worth the investment before you purchase it. It is perfectly fine with leaving some of your find behind. 

7. Make Friends With Your Thrift Store Staff

Once you find a thrift store that fits your style and budget, make friends with the staff. They can help you while you shop, and give you valuable information. Plus everyone needs a shopping friend to tell them yay or nay.