My First Thrift
Whenever I enter Forever 21 a wave of anxiety usually washes over me, does anyone else get that? So the thought of thrift shopping never appealed to me despite how jealous I'd get over friends who found amazing wardrobe pieces for significantly less. A few weeks ago I was on a mission to buy a fanny pack and not one that would break the bank given my attempts to save for ..life which reaffirmed my decision to try it out!
At first, I was overwhelmed walking into Value Village and I immediately looked for an employee to ask where the handbags were. After being directed by two helpfully workers I still struggled to concentrate on finding what I was looking for. Thankfully, Tristan came through and pointed out two fanny packs that I soon fell in love with. The rush was liberating after spending $7.00 for two items that otherwise would be $30.00 each at any popular retail store. Given Value Village is well-known and quite a big store, there is a lot to sift through. I'd recommend taking your time and not to be discourage if you don't find anything the first time. In conclusion the benefits certainly out weigh the initial anxiety, for me.
My second thrifting experience was at Plato's Closet where I was greeted immediately by two friendly and welcoming employees. Plato's Closet is a used clothing store in Oshawa that accepts any seasonal wear ranging from Abercrombie & Fitch to True Religion. Again, being new at thrifting I was discouraged but eager to find good deals, primarily a cute body suit for an upcoming 90's party. However, the way they have organized their store made it very easy to navigate through items and sizes and I managed to find this adorable salmon coloured bodysuit which I've featured below.