They exist because not all people can afford branded clothes. They sell second-hand clothes at a lower price, so people who aren’t as wealthy can buy and wear them. Wealthy people donate these clothes for several reasons but here are ten reasons why YOU should buy from thrift stores.
Supporting charitable causes
Some thrift stores are from non-profit organisations for schools, churches and hospitals. Donating and buying from these stores support them and can help out a lot. And while not all of them are like this, some of them share their sales non-profit too.
It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or not. Saving money is still important, whether it’s for a goal or not. Just because you have the money to buy branded clothes doesn’t mean you SHOULD buy them.
Reducing waste and help the environment
People sometimes throw away their clothes when they don’t want them anymore. That hurts the environment, since clothes don’t actually easily turn into usable waste. So it’s better to just donate them at thrift stores and buy clothes from there too.
You’ll find gently used and never-used bargains
Some of the clothes or other items you see in these stores don’t even have any wear and tear on them. Some still have years on them which you can utilise. The best part is that they don’t come in high prices.
To purchase stuff that you may not use much
You ever get those moments where you have to dress up for a party but you don’t want to buy an expensive dress because you will only be wearing it occasionally anyway? Yeah, thrift stores got those kinds of clothes too.
“A man’s trash is another man’s treasure”
There are people who like to browse for some hidden treasures. There are also those who collect certain items which they will only get from hidden stores or thrift stores themselves. If you’re the kind of person who does this, then thrift stores are your best friends.
If you forget – and you WILL forget – something on vacation
There is never a vacation where you won’t forget something. It ALWAYS happens. And that is why thrift stores exist. You can go to them and buy the same thing you forgot but for a cheaper price.
Finding unusual items that you won’t find at home
These are hidden gems all on their own. You would never find any items like these in malls because people from different areas donated them into these thrift stores.
Buying exercise equipment
They tend to be cheaper in these stores. Like a LOT cheaper. Because people who have New Year’s resolutions to be more fit would quit not even a week later and then donate what they bought into the stores.
To resell items for a profit
Yes. You can resell them on eBay or any online stores out there.