Thrifting operations have changed gears somewhat – I feel very content with this direction my wardrobe has gone in and since I have shifted towards more made in USA items; I thought I would continue this Thrifting made in the USA bit I did a while back to show you that it can be done even on a dime. I approached it in two different ways (and next, I’ll show you how you can shop made in USA in other stores too) – first at an actual thrift store (in this case Goodwill), and second at a re-sale store (at Crossroads trading). I surprisingly had similar results at both stores! The price points being a little different of course.
We’ll start with Goodwill! The only downside is that yes, you’ll have to sort through lots of things. Thrift stores have now become graveyards for cheap mall clothes, so it takes more time to find the hidden gems. But do not lose hope, gems are there to be found, even if you have to dig deeper.
A trendy black blazer by Aqua
Or how about a vintage (had a made in USA label inside) midi skirt with oversized pockets?
Surprise, this Betsey Johnson dress was made in the USA!
A beautiful black party dress by Milly
Summery and silky dress by Rory Beca
Or how about a simple cotton dress by LNA?
And now, moving onto Crossroads – stores like this will be less digging through, and consequently, prices will be much higher.
This well constructed coat was $50 and by St. John, you’d pay that much or more for a coat that was already falling apart the day you bought it new
My new go-to denim brand, J Brand
A bright dress by Cynthia Vincent
Or how about this funky Marc Jacobs mainline skirt that yes, was also made in the USA
My suggestions to you, is to always try something on before you buy and to resist the temptation to buy things that do not fit you (that goes without saying for any type of shopping!)
I didn’t buy any of these things, although the temptation was high – and I encourage you to ask yourself when shopping if you really NEED those things!