Latest Trends – The hype around thrift-shopping
Thrifting: A true example of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. This shopping style has become a way of life for some, or just a simple hobby for others. Either way, it has evidently gained a lot of popularity for those on a budget.
It is thought that thrifting became trendy due to rapper Macklemore’s 2012 hit, “Thrift Shop”. The song glorified the idea of buying used items, and to find unique pieces one cannot find at an ordinary department store.
Before, thrifting was only done by those without much money. These funky stores gave financially unstable individuals a chance to buy great clothing for next to nothing. Now, thrifting is done by anyone, regardless of their financial background.
It is believed that the idea of antique pieces and the modern vintage craze brought thrifting to the known. This form of shopping became a sort of “treasure-hunting” for teenagers and adults alike, looking for something at a certain price that they cannot find at a regular store.
I personally have not gone thrifting as much, but the times I went were very memorable. The first thing that comes to my mind would be the funky, old smell in the building, like your grandmother’s house. The endless racks of vintage clothing, digging through the hangers trying to find something worth more than its actual price. The whole process of having to work to obtain something I want, felt very exciting and rewarding.