Kamrin BrownComment

Thrift Stores: Where to Go and What to Buy

Kamrin BrownComment
Thrift Stores: Where to Go and What to Buy
My birthday dress, a blazer thrifted from DC Goodwill! So bomb!

My birthday dress, a blazer thrifted from DC Goodwill! So bomb!

Hey lovelies! I know I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus with actual writing (as life tends to happen pretty quickly over here), but I’m back! And I have some content that I think will be super helpful to those of you who may be interested in thrifting, but don’t know where to start. I get tons of questions about where to thrift, what to look for, and so I decided to create a mini guide to help you along. Read on to find out where to go to get the best bang for your buck, and which pieces to buy at each store!

 

A vintage pink blouse I thrifted from Value Village for spring. It’s so pretty and feminine!

A vintage pink blouse I thrifted from Value Village for spring. It’s so pretty and feminine!

Store #1: Value Village

I often frequent Value Village for their excellent selection of vintage jewelry and accessories. No other thrift stores I’ve been to have had such an amazing variety of brooches, earrings, bracelets, and chunky gold necklaces for purchase. The crazy part is, most of the time items are running at $3-4 each. You can’t beat that! I’ve also found many cool, unique blouses from Value Village around the same price point. Overall, I recommend Value Village as having the best accessories section, hands down.

 

Store #2: Goodwill

I’ve coined Goodwill as “Blazer City” because I’ve found so many great blazers at several locations throughout the DC Metro area. Case in point, my birthday dress is actually a blazer I found at Goodwill! (My birthday was July 14, by the way) Also, the Goodwill location in Bowie, Maryland is by far the most organized thrift store I’ve ever been to. Everything is arranged by size, and each size category is arranged by color, which makes for a much simpler shopping experience! Pricing averages around $7-8 per item, and they have discount days for certain colored tags. If you’re looking for a great blazer, Goodwill is the place to go. You’re sure to find a deal if you are patient and look hard enough.

 

Store #3: Buffalo Exchange

A chain print top I bought from Buffalo Exchange a while back. It’s 100% silk, and super trendy! Perfectly paired with biker shorts.

A chain print top I bought from Buffalo Exchange a while back. It’s 100% silk, and super trendy! Perfectly paired with biker shorts.

Buffalo Exchange is by far the trendiest out of the stores I visit. As I previously explained on my Instagram Stories (if you aren’t following me on Instagram, we can’t be friends! @NaturallyKam is where it’s at 🙌🏾), you mostly find a lot of secondhand Zara, H&M, Banana Republic, Forever 21, and most other fast fashion brands here. I find it hard sometimes to play around with current trends while thrifting, so Buffalo Exchange is an excellent place to visit to keep up with what’s trending in the fashion world without having to spend an arm and a leg. Buffalo Exchange is also the priciest out of my favorites, but some of the gems I’ve found there were worth every penny.

 

That’s all for today, lovelies! I’m working on getting a more consistent content schedule, and my newsletter is coming soon! (finally lol) But what about you? What are some of your favorite thrift stores? Let’s chat!