Confessions of a Thrift Store Addict

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Sorry for the lack of update. I just had a case of blogger's block. But now I just feel like ranting about something. It's about buying clothes from thrift stores. Would you? I know I would, and I have. Many times. I've bought a lot of cool t-shirts from thrift stores.

Some people have issues with buying clothes from thrift stores because they think it's like wearing other people's clothes. Well, first of all, they're NOT other people's clothes. Not anymore anyway because they have given away the clothes to the thrift stores. Call it status quo, if you like. You don't even know who previously owned the clothes. It's not like you'll have someone pointing at you and say "hey, you're wearing a t-shirt that I threw away!" Most of the time, people wouldn't care. If they did care, they'd think it's new. Not sure about the hygiene? Wash it before you wear it. Easy peasy.

Like I said before, I've bought a lot of t-shirts from thrift stores. When someone complimented my choice of t-shirt, I'd proudly tell them that I got it from a thrift store for 2 bucks. Too bad I couldn't find something cool to wear to a wedding when we went to our local thrift store last night. Now I'll have to spend money that I could be spending on some rolls of film on a piece of clothing. Not happy!

We're going to the wedding of Troy's very first childhood friend this weekend. I wish I remembered who my very first friend was. It's not like I've had plenty of friends in my life to start with. I'm not very good at making friends. And not many people would want to be friends with me because I'm too weird.

By the way, if you'd like to hear about how our weekend went, Troy has the scoop. I barbecued my very first steaks last weekend and they turned up great! Most of the pictures I took last weekend, I shot on film and the rolls of film still need developing. Hence the lack of Flickr update. You'll see some pretty pictures next week for sure. :)

8 Comments

  1. Rhea
    September 7, 2006

    I wish I bought clothes at thift shops because I could save so much mon­ey. But I am real­ly germpho­bic. Is that bad?! Yeah, I guess it is.

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  2. Firda
    September 7, 2006

    Heh. I’m tele­phono­pho­bic. Now THAT is bad. :)

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  3. Sam
    September 7, 2006

    please define “weird” for your read­ers.

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  4. Firda
    September 7, 2006

    Let’s just say that I’m social­ly awk­ward. :)

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  5. Sarah
    September 7, 2006

    I spend half of my life in Char­i­ty Shops, as they are over here — I wish so much that we had as good thrifty­ness as you all do! I most­ly buy books and fab­ric from them, gen­er­al­ly because I’m not 90, the age most of the avail­able clothes seem to be tar­get­ed at!

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  6. Firda
    September 7, 2006

    Hehe. You can find ton­nes of hideous cloth­ings in thrift stores over here, includ­ing the ones intend­ed for octo­ge­nar­i­ans, but they usu­al­ly have t-shirt only rows where, some­times, on your lucky day, you’ll be able to find some cool ones that are brand new or bare­ly used that can be had for a few bucks.
    We most­ly just buy lots of books, though. Just like you. And also pots for my plants.

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  7. nicole
    September 7, 2006

    I used to buy t-shirts and flan­nels from the thrift shop by my col­lege. I loved how they ordered the cloth­ing first by type and then by col­or. I miss that … I should see if there are any good places near­by.

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  8. Mori Ayechemi
    September 27, 2006

    I use to be uneased about going to the thrift store but my sis­ter got me into it. The very first thing that I brought was a bag, but now I am buy­ing much more. Just last week I brought a nice grey skirt that was from Express that was $2.50.

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