5 Reasons Why Thrifting is an Addiction

November 17th, 2011


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Hello and happy Thursday, vintage lovers!!

If I had my way, my heaven would be a thrift store — and the reality of it all is that most of you reading today’s post probably would want that, too!

So that’s why I’m devoting this blog post to why thrift shopping our wardrobes is such an addiction. Whether we prefer the thrill of a thrift store proper, the thrift travels that take us to flea markets, garage sales and estates sales or shopping our favorite local vintage boutique or the closets of a friend for a mutual style swap: There’s boundless opportunity to thrift our fashion versus buy our fashion new.

But not only is it about the great finds and the money we save whilst thrifting, but it’s about how thrifting makes us feel that keeps us coming back.

That’s what an addiction is about, right? We can’t stop wanting the high it gives us, so each time that high ends we just turn around and go looking for it again … !

Keep reading after the jump for 5 of the many reasons we’re ALL addicted to thrift store shopping. And for more on the thriting lifestyle, check out my post Thrift Jargon 101, too!

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