Thrift Store Shopping: Dos and Don'ts for Beginners and Tips for More Advanced Shoppers
Take advantage of the long list of thrift stores and consignment shops around Woodstock and Towne Lake.
I wear your granddad's clothes
I look incredible
Those are lines from the rap song "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and yes, you can look incredible in local thrift store finds — if you're patient, according to the website Coupon Shoebox.
Are you iffy on thrift store shopping? The site offers some dos and don'ts, as thrift stores and consignment shops are becoming more popular as consumers trying to stretch their cash farther.
Here are the highlights of those dos and don'ts, but you'll need to click here for the details.
- Check in regularly
- Focus on decor, furniture, books and home goods
- Question those electronics and appliances
- Avoid toys for kids
- Consider the price
Not sure where to shop? Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch has you covered. Check out these thrift stores and consignment shops listed in the Patch Directory. You will find a list of Thrift stores such as these and many:
- Revive Consignment
- Your Turn Kids Towne Lake Resale & Boutique
- Sequels Boutique of Towne Lake
- Woodstock Market
Don't see a thrift store or consignment shop in this list? E-mail email@example.com to have it added to the directory.
If you're already sold on thrift store shopping, the site offers some tips to help you shop better. Again, here are the highlights and you can click here for the expanded explanations.
- Shop on stocking days
- Look for quality
- Make a shopping list
- Keep going back until you find what you want
- Keep a lookout for sales
- Shop weekdays
- Inquire about store credit
- Don't overdo it
- Plan to shop for a while
Do you shop at local thrift stores? What's the best item you have found? What advice do you have for shoppers?