The Stereotype of Thrifting and Thrift Tag


It’s been a long-standing stereotype that thrift stores are for those that live un-luxurious lives due to their income. Not to sound preachy but cheap items purchased from hand-me-down stores goes against what corporate America tells us through ads and celebrity culture.

There’s other great benefits to buying from thrift stores such as recycling and unique styles. Recycling helps the planet by not using more things that’ll end up in landfills. In terms of recycling by purchasing from second-hand stores, old things can be repurposed and find new homes.

Unique styles can also be discovered at hand-me-down shops. Malls tend to sell modern-style clothes and it all begins to look to the same. At thrift stores, all stores are jumbled into the same size section, so you’re bound to find something out of your normal style that you’ll still love.

I created the Vintage Finds category on my blog to share the gems I find when thrifting. Amazing things get sent to thrift stores without donators knowing how much someone else will love them: One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. I plan to visit thrift stores and purchasing some great items whether it’s clothing, toys, accessories, etc.

However, I did begin to think about a growing collection of non-essential items that didn’t bring me deep happiness, thank you, Marie Kondo. That’s when I got the idea of Thrift Tag, an online commerce store where I’d sell the stuff I reviewed here on my blog.

This store idea isn’t necessarily a business idea. The purpose isn’t money-driven, more-so, it’s to recycle items I don’t intend on keeping by offering them up for sale. The price I paid will be rounded up to the nearest dollar and then a shipping fee will be added, that will be my pricing. For full transparency, original tags from the stores will be included.

Thrifting is a great hobby with great rewards.