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8 Essential Vintage Items to Look For on Your Next Hunt
I've been collecting (and shopping) vintage clothing for more than a decade. Here are eight key items that work in any wardrobe.
20 Online Thrift Stores That Will Level Up Your Secondhand Clothing Game
If you're looking for online thrift stores for clothes and beyond, these options won't disappoint. Here's where to shop secondhand.
What Is a Consignment Shop? Here's Everything You Should Know
A consignment shop and thrift store are totally different. Here's everything you need to know before making a visit.
How to Clean Used Clothes So They Look Brand New
Want your thrifted clothes to look good as new? Use this guide to learn how to clean used clothes in four simple steps.
9 Best Thrift Stores in NYC for Can't-Beat Deals
These are the best thrift stores in NYC for one-of-a-kind fashion finds, home goods, and more. You never know what you'll come across!
Where to Buy Used Prom Dresses, Tuxes, and Other Secondhand Formalwear
Why buy new when you can buy secondhand? Here's where to buy used prom dresses, tuxedos, and other secondhand formalwear.
8 Best Thrift Stores in Austin, Texas, for Unique and Quirky Finds
These are the best thrift stores in Austin, Texas, for your quirky fashion needs. Bonus points: They're great for people and the planet.
How to Style a Sweater Vest in 2022: 6 Easy Outfit Ideas to Try
Learning how to style a sweater vest in 2022 is easy. Here are some stylish outfit ideas to try with your latest thrifted find.
The 9 Best Thrift Stores in San Francisco, California in 2022
These are the best thrift stores in San Francisco, California, in 2022. You'll find vintage pieces, designer options, and more.
How to Clean Shoes: A Guide to Cleaning Leather, Cloth, and More
Whether you want to sanitize thrifted shoes or clean suede, cloth, or leather shoes you already own, here's how to clean shoes like a pro.
How to DIY Textiled Wall Art with Thrifted Finds for Under $10
Textile wall art can be expensive. Instead of buying new, DIY your own from upcycled materials! Here's how to do it, step by step.
How to Sell Clothes Online, from Taking Photos to Shipping
Learn how to sell clothes online like a pro, from taking great photos to shipping. You'll make money while benefiting the planet.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing a New Piece of Clothing—Secondhand, Included
You can beat buyer’s remorse, save money, and reduce waste by keeping this list of questions handy the next time you’re contemplating a clothing purchase.
Your Guide to Thrifting Online Like a Pro
Thrifting online doesn't have to be overwhelming. Here are some tips to make secondhand shopping from the comfort of your home easier than ever.
A Rocket Scientist Swears By the ‘One In, One Out’ Rule for Avoiding Overconsumption
Want to avoid overconsumption? A rocket scientist swears by the "one in, one out" method, and this is how it's done.
How to Thrift: Tips and Tricks, Straight From the Experts
Need a little guidance in the thrifting department? Three experts shared their thrifting tips to help you get the most out of your trips.
Simple Eco-Friendly Practices and How to Make the Most of Them
Want to know how to level up the eco-friendly practices you already partake in? Read on for some fun tips to do so.
How to Be a Conscious Consumer on a Budget
We are all trying our best and I hope you leave this page with encouragement, knowing that while it may feel like there is more to learn, taking steps to make conscious consumerism accessible even on a low budget is huge in itself.