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Thrift Shopping

Thrift shopping makes people think of peoples used clothes which are being sold over priced. I watched a segment on television that mentioned that at times you can find high end clothes at a fraction of the cost. I decided, I would go and see. To my surprise I did find some high end quality clothes for less than retail.  Below is an example of the items you can find thrifting, keep in mind that this is not at all the norm. The skirt was a Christopher Kane authentic skirt from his Spring Summer collection 2011. I know, its no longer "On trend" although seeing that its haute couture I'd say forget about trends. As you can see below the seams of the skirt are very tight and will not fray or rip apart. As well, in quality clothes you will often find the seams lining up. You do not need to buy haute couture to buy good quality, I'll explain that in another post.  Just keep in mind that stores such as Winners offer discount brands of actual brands. They're trademarked for them to sell but they are not the same quality as those sold in their stores. It applies to most outlet stores. There is a way when thrifting to sort out outlet and actual store labels. I will be discuss it in another post.

Christopher Kane Spring Summer 2011 skirt thrifted for $10

The thing with thrift shopping is that at times the quality of clothes sold in retail stores tend to be cheaply made. Finding high end items for the price of clothing at Walmart or Giant Tiger, I'd say I'm for it. Although its important to stay with the classic items or items which are unique. A trick I do also, is google up coming trends for example shopping for fall in the middle of summer. Usually, the fall clothes tend to be on trend at a discount. Its easy to find quality clothes, at times you can go and find nothing and other times there are lots items. You just need to make sure items fit well, and they are not ripped or stained. I'll be going more into detail about thrifting in further posts.

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2011-ready-to-wear/christopher-kane/slideshow/collection#24

https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/111194/christopher_kane/keke-pleated-neon-lace-skirt

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