How do I completely rebuild my wardrobe?

You’ve probably spent a fortune on those new wardrobe clothes. Maybe you splurged and bought designer clothes from the latest high street brand, or maybe you went the thrift store route and found some great bargains.

Whatever your case may be, it’s clear that buying new things every season can get rather expensive. With all of these factors in mind, we’re pleased to announce that we have a fantastic solution for people who want to completely rebuild their wardrobes but aren’t too fussed about spending a small fortune on it: thrift clothing.

In this article, you will learn everything there is to know about thrifting clothes, the different types of thrifting and how to do it successfully. We will also give you some tips on what to look out for when searching for second-hand clothing so that you don’t go broke!

What is Thrifting?

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Thrift clothing is clothing that you purchase at a reduced price and then either donate or sell at a profit. It’s not about trying to make a quick profit, but about making a difference.

Thrift clothing is ideal for people who want to make a change in the way they dress but aren’t interested in investing a lot of money into a few new pieces of clothing. It’s also a great way to get involved with the community and give back to those less fortunate than you.

How to Thrift Clothes

The first step to thrifting clothes is to decide what you want to thrift. Ideally, this will be a list of things that you want to keep as a long-term goal, as opposed to things that are more along the lines of,

“I want to find a great deal on this so I can try it out and see if I like it.” Depending on what you plan on thrifting, this can be a daunting task. When looking for second-hand clothing, you may have to venture into the realms of the unknown and even venture into the world of un-stamping. To make the process of thrifting clothes a little easier, we have put together a list of tips to get you started.

Why Buy Used Clothing?

As we mentioned before, thrifting is all about making a difference. When you buy second-hand clothing, you are directly helping those less fortunate than yourself by purchasing a piece of clothing that they no longer wear.

This is the equivalent of someone giving you money in return for a gift they didn’t want in the first place. You may not even know it unless you look closely, as the clothes will wear and lose value over time. When you buy second-hand clothing, you are also supporting charities like White Collar Work which donates a portion of the proceeds from every sale to charities supporting vulnerable people in Third World countries.

The 3 D’s of Thrifting

When it comes to thrifting clothes, there are three distinct stages you will likely experience: discovery, negotiation and sale. Depending on what you are looking for, each stage in thrifting clothing might last a few hours or even a few days. Discovery – This is the first stage of thrifting where you are likely to find most of your items. You will likely visit a number of clothing stores and auctions to scour the racks and make a few purchases.

If you are looking for brand new clothing, you will most likely find nothing suitable to sell or give away. Negotiation – After a couple of discoveries, you will probably start to notice a pattern among the bargains you are finding. In this stage, you will be trying to negotiate the price with seller and ensure that what you are getting is in good condition and not too expensive.

Sale – At last you will have found what you have been looking for and it will be time to cash in your purchases. Be sure to take pictures of your finds and make a note of the condition of each item before you sell it. This will help you avoid having to make large purchases that you regret later on.


Thrift clothing is a great way to get a second look at clothing that you previously thought was too expensive. You can discover new brands and merchandise, as well as make a few bucks while doing it. What’s more, you can support local charities and make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate than yourself by buying used clothing.

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