AffordablePossibly the most obvious reason, but we love it. Good quality clothing can be very costly, however, with thrifting you are guaranteed to score a bargain. Though not all, some of these stores have discount days where you get discounted a certain percentage from the original price.
Exclusive clothesRemaking a killer outfit from a magazine or a fashion blog can not only be costly but could be difficult to find as well. Some of them stock up on designer clothes for next to nothing, but you have to know how to identify an original, you don’t be want to be spotted wearing a fake item. It is also rare that you find a variety of sizes for the same item of clothing, you will only find one design and one size.
Give back to the communityMost of these stores are charitable organisations so you know that your money will serve a good cause and you have done your fair share of helping the needy.
One-stop shopThe best thing about thrifting is you’re able to shop for a variety of things in one store, from clothes to vintage jewellery, hand bags, and shoes, a perfect one stop shop.
The clothes are already stretchedHow uncomfortable are new pair of jeans?very!. Thrift jeans are the best because someone has already stretched them for you, that’s if you’re lucky enough to find a perfect fitting size.
Thrifting shops you can visit:
Johannesburg: 109 Pritchard and Remniscene
Durban: TJ clothing and The Fine Feathers Ladies Boutique
Capetown: Second Time Around and Glitterati