Does shopping at thrift stores count as retail therapy? 🙂 Heck, yes! Where else can you can save money and have an adventure at the same time?
Make every trip extra exciting by taking along a friend, splitting up to shop and try clothes on, then meeting later to share a laugh while showing each other:
1) The weirdest non-clothing item in the store
2) The most atrocious clothing item in the store
3) An article of clothing that you think your friend would look fantastic wearing
and, of course,
4) The wonderful treasures you plan to buy
And there’s no reason you can’t add some laughter to the trip by searching for items 1 and 2 above when shopping solo, either. You can even whip out your phone and take a photo. I’ve cracked up over quite a few unbelievable items in local thrift stores! My next blog post features one of the weirdest pieces of clothing I’ve ever seen.
A clerk told me recently that local stores were holding scavenger hunts for customers to locate something partially pictured on this sign. The contest was held at that store the day before and the item people were seeking was a framed photo signed by actor Bill Murray, part owner of the Charleston RiverDogs minor league team. Prizes were free tickets to a game.
Sounded like fun. Wish I’d been there!
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