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  • Hey, guys.

  • And welcome Thio.

  • Are there already 20 signs in this video?

  • Hey guys, And welcome to a very long overdue thrift ING tips video.

  • Now, you guys know me as somebody who fits a lot.

  • But for the majority of my life, I was one of those people who could not for the life of me get into drifting.

  • I just found it so frustrating I could never find something that I actually liked.

  • It really wasn't until college that I got into three thing and I felt like I developed my thrifty skill set.

  • So today I wanted to share my tips with you guys.

  • Hopefully, whether you are getting started with drifting or your business like in advance Drifter And you want some pro tips from somebody who's doing it for a very long time, I have something helpful to offer.

  • It's gonna be a juicy video.

  • She's only meeting Oh, just act like I was squeezing a boob before I jump in the oh, I did want to say there has been some discussion about whether drifting as like a trendy they, rather than out of economic necessity, is fair to people who actually rely on for stores as their main source of clothing.

  • I do think that is an important issue to be sensitive about it.

  • I would love to hear your guys experiences if it has personally affected you or your family.

  • But I will say overall, only around 20% of clothing that gets donated to thrift stores is actually sold, and the rest has to go to recycling plans or get sold to resell markets and Third World countries.

  • So overall, there is still an incredible supply of secondhand clothing that isn't being bought an overall.

  • I do think it isn't that good if we get more people drifting like when I was in high school, it was all about like who could afford Abercrombie, who had their like Ugg boots?

  • And now it's super cool to see people being proud of clothing that they bought for an affordable price, being proud of clothing that they bought second hand and also just like expressing their style through really unique funky pieces.

  • I don't know.

  • I just wish that I had that when I was younger and of course environmentally.

  • I think it's great that people are buying second hand instead of new stuff.

  • However, as their stores do bit more popular, I think that we can all pitch in by leaving through stores better than we found them.

  • If there is clothing on the ground, pick it up and put it back on the rack.

  • If you try something on or you have clothes that you don't want any more, put them back exactly where you found them in the correct sections.

  • Just generally be kind of respectful to the employees.

  • Like here.

  • Satan hears you if you're rude to an employee working at a service job, so just keep that in mind.

  • I think that we can all do our best to make Thrift store is a really good place for everybody.

  • So with that being said, let's jump into my tips Now I think one of the most common misconceptions about drifting is that you could only do it at your local chain thrift store, but they're actually so many different ways that you could buy clothing secondhand.

  • So today I'm gonna walk you guys through tips for all of them.

  • So first up here are my tips for hunting down a good regular in order to figure out where you should go through things you gotta have to figure out which end of the spectrum you want to look for.

  • Are you looking for vintage clothing for?

  • Are you looking for contemporary clothing at a cheaper price.

  • So if you're searching for vintage clothing, you gotta go where the old people are.

  • You got to go to where there are families out in the suburbs.

  • You can look up online the county's or neighborhoods in your area and look up the average age demographic.

  • And you could also look up the average income so you want a high income and a higher average age.

  • Or, if you want to sneak a little shortcut, you could just look up country clubs and shop in those areas.

  • Or, if you are real estate like me, you can go on Zillow and look a property values and then set your minimum to like, half a $1,000,000 or something and see aware homes pop up.

  • Or if you're in L.

  • A.

  • All of the homes are worth $1 million or more, so you gotta go like 1.5 million.

  • There you go.

  • You found yourself.

  • Some rich people also this could be used as a guide to finding out which houses you should rob.

  • Don't do that.

  • The only steals were didn't hear our thrift store steals because we got some good deals.

  • Oh, that run bars.

  • Macklemore.

  • Watch out a new thrift store rappers in town anyways.

  • I was, I say.

  • But on the other hand, if you're thrift ing for more contemporary clothing, go to wear like 20 something professionals live, which tends to be like Maur downtown or in kind of like a transit area.

  • Once you found the store, try drifting on the weekdays instead of the weekends.

  • I know it's not possible for everybody with a 9 to 5, but I think you'll often find that there is a higher volume of donations before, like the big rush of customers have come on the weekends.

  • Now, this part where it gets a little bit neurotic.

  • But if you are serious about finding good go to thrift stories, I would recommend keeping a thrift store log, and basically you can keep like notes app on your phone.

  • It doesn't have to be that complicated, but every single time you go to a new thrift store right down the quality of each of the sections.

  • Often there isn't one thrift store that's good for everything.

  • But there is like a thrift store that has really well organized men's T shirts or one thrift store that has, like a lot of ball gowns and prom dresses.

  • So if you note which section is best in each thrift store, you can save time by just making a beeline to that one section that you like.

  • And you can also note which days are the best for each thrift store.

  • If you really want to get advance, you can ask the employees when they do their biggest restocks.

  • Most of stores will kind of like restock throughout the day, but there might be one day where they get the most donations and then at night, take like another day for them to turn over the stock and organize it in the store.

  • And then that is the day you could go shopping for if you're too embarrassed to do that like me, you can just go on multiple days and note which days were the best for shopping there, Of course, at the end of the day, sometimes it is just really hard and time consuming to find physical places to thrift that you actually really like.

  • So another great option is online drifting.

  • This portion of the video is sponsored by Threat Up.

  • I have worked with them so many times before, even when I'm not sponsored by them.

  • I love shopping at them because it's just such a frickin convenient way to thrift.

  • Basically, they make it possible to thrift from your bed, which I'm not complaining about, their basically just a giant online thrift store.

  • You guys always ask me for my tips on how I find cute stuff on Threat up, though, so I thought I would tell you right now What an interim, actually.

  • So first up, I take advantage of write ups filtering feature.

  • It basically allows you to input your size in like bottoms.

  • Talks, dresses, shoes that you only have to look at clothing that you already know will fit you.

  • But you can also filter by color brand price style.

  • So normally how shop is by brand.

  • I always think about what brands age well.

  • So, for example, something like Abercrombie might not be the best to search on threat up because there's gonna be a lot of shirts from, like early two thousands, those hoodies that might not be super in style versus something like made well, J crew, Anthropologie Free people.

  • I still really like their clothing from like 5 to 10 years ago.

  • That ends up on threat up.

  • Also no surprise.

  • But one of my favorite Francis urged, is Urban Outfitters.

  • I actually found multiple items on threat up that I saw, like literally a year ago in store Urban Outfitters, for example, I got this girl.

  • I literally have a photo of me trying on this exact skirt at Urban Outfitters.

  • I thought it was a super cute skirt, and I was like, nearly ready to buy It knew, but I'm glad I didn't because this was originally estimated to cost around $45 and I got it for $9.

  • I also picked up this dress for Urban outfitters, which honestly looks like something they would have carried this past spring slash summer.

  • It was originally estimated to cost $60 I got it for 12.

  • So besides that, I will also always search for Tommy Hilfiger and poor holo Ralph Lauren Lauren.

  • Lauren.

  • Okay, this is like an old mean in my old videos.

  • I could never pronounce Lauren, right?

  • Is it Lauren or Lauren?

  • I don't fucking know.

  • Still, and I'm 21 now, the other two classic brands that I feel like I've aged very well.

  • And you can also search the men's section for these and find some really cute like quarters it's or sweaters that look very like preppy and classy.

  • So, for example, I got this Tommy Hilfiger sweater for $18 and it was originally estimated to cost around 129.

  • I just find that Tommy Hilfiger and Polo Ralph Lauren always have really classic colors, classic silhouettes and its material that is very sturdy.

  • So it ages well, overtime.

  • Next.

  • I will also search for vintage brands, and this is like my sneakiest tip because I feel no many people think of this.

  • But there are certain brands that are not necessarily that cute today or there.

  • Some brands that, like, literally don't exist anymore.

  • But they made a really cute clothing back in like, the eighties or something.

  • So when I first an article of clothing that I really like for example, these were like my favorite green pleated pants.

  • These are from Liz Claiborne, Liz Sport, which is a brand.

  • I never would have been like, Let me shop Lose Claiborne today.

  • But it turns out, if I search on Threat up for Lease Claiborne, I can find a bunch of other really cool vintage pieces that have a kind of similar, like Taylor silhouette to other vintage brands, like Searching for Our Class Seeks on T Air.

  • I got this turtleneck from them a while back on Threat Up, and Ann Taylor Loft has a lot of good older clothing.

  • So, for example, I got these pleated pants for $12 when they were originally estimated to cost around 60.

  • Like the Reformation, How I am, I will also always do a little search for reformation and see if threat has anything in my size.

  • I know reformation is a little bit bustier than the rest of clothing that we're talking about here, but I do like buying it off of threat up because they, like triple, check the quality of all their items.

  • Ah, lot of the Reformation clothing there is actually knew with tags.

  • So for example, I got this gorgeous green Reformation dress.

  • It literally still has the tag on it.

  • Somebody bought it for $218 I got it for 120 on Threat up.

  • So I save $100 just lying in secondhand.

  • So those are the main brands that I search for.

  • But another tip is, if you don't find anything in your size that you like, you can go one size up and then search for tops on kind of like oversized sweaters or maybe even dresses that you could alter into something that you like.

  • Another tip is basically when you're shopping on threat up.

  • When you added something to your basket, they will hold it for you for 24 hours to make sure somebody else doesn't buy it.

  • So I will scroll through a bunch of different pages and add anything that catches my eye to my cart.

  • And then, like a couple hours later, after I'm done searching, I'll go through my car and it has like $1000 worth of stuff, and I will just remove anything that I don't like.

  • And through a process of elimination, I will come to like, what are my favorite pieces that I actually want to buy?

  • My final tip is that if you want to get a discount, you can use my code best dressed for 30% off your first order.

  • Okay, thanks again to throw up on to the rest of my first thing today.

  • My next type of store is the thrift store out.

  • Now.

  • This is where they take clothing as the next step after it doesn't get sold at a main thrift store.

  • They'll take it to like this big warehouse where you can buy clothing by the pound.

  • It's super cheap.

  • That's like a dollar to $3 per pound of clothing.

  • Now you do have to like hunt.

  • None of the clothing is hung up, so you have to dig through these big beans to find stuff.

  • But I have been surprised at the stuff I've been able to find.

  • I should you know, one time I found a Christian Dior cam E in the beans.

  • My one tip is to bring gloves.

  • I went there and I made a rookie mistake, and I guys, nearly everybody else there had gloves to dig through bins because the clothing can be like quite 30 or stained or just like a bracing on your hands.

  • So it's nice to you were production.

  • Next up we have vintage stores, which you guys really know what they are.

  • They're basically like a more curated version of thrift stores.

  • The prices run around 20 like $200 depending on how curated a selection it is.

  • Basically, what you're paying for here is the fact that you don't have to take the time to go through a thrift store.

  • And somebody has already selected really cute items.

  • Were you?

  • I don't shop at vintage stores too much because I do enjoy, like the fun of drifting but vintage Denna.

  • He's like my one nemesis that I cannot find for the life of me at a regular thrift store.

  • So vintage stores are my go to for finding those good like vintage Levi's Lee Wrangler jeans that don't joke about what type of jeans does.

  • Mario, where Denham, Denham, Denham SuperMario bro's kids understand?

  • Another option is flea markets, and I honestly think this is such a fun way to spend, like a day by yourself or with a date with a friend.

  • Since mostly markets don't have fitting rooms for you, I'd recommend wearing either like a body con dress or leggings and a tighter tank top.

  • So if you find something you like, you can try it on there, like at the stall without flashing anybody.

  • Make sure you bring cash because that is what booksellers prefer, and you can also have the option of haggling with sellers.

  • Most prices are negotiable at flea markets like I don't personally do this because I have been like a vintage reseller before, and I respect all of the work that goes into selecting items and standing at your stolen trying to sell it.

  • But if you are in a budget or you don't think they're price is fair, you can try to negotiate with a little bit.

  • A state sales are one of my favorite maze to thrift that a lot of people don't really know about.

  • Basically, it is like a garage sale, but for wealthy old people, generally you confined these by just Googling estate sale in your city, and they're like whole listing websites that are exclusively made for listing estate sale, where they will have photos and a description.

  • So make sure before you go to the estate sale that there is either, like a photo of a closet or in the description.

  • It says that they have a woman's clothing or jewelry because a lot of the state sales arm or furniture or antique oriented, So you want to make sure that you're going to want that has a clothing selection.

  • A.

  • State sales pretty much always occur over the weekend, so you should go on Friday or Saturday if you want to get the best selection of items.

  • But if you go on Sunday later in the afternoon, you will be able to handle the prices down further because at the very end of the sale, they just want to get rid of all that stuff.

  • It depends on your ethics there, whether you want to haggle prices with, like an old person moving out of their home.

  • Generally, I would just go earlier and pay the full price, but it's all about supply and demand baby a state.

  • Do you take a lot of work because you have to drive around your entire town toe like old these random suburbs?

  • But it could be a really fun way to change it up from your regular thrift stores.

  • And it's a great way to hunt for vintage clothing and sometimes designer clothing that has been cared for very well over its lifetime.

  • And I also secretly love looking at the real estate.

  • It's like going into people's homes and like looking at their decor and their architecture to.

  • That's Holly really creepy, but I don't know.

  • It's fun to kind of like vicariously live this like Booty Life.

  • I went to one in Beverly Hills and I have weakened the most ridiculous bedroom I've ever seen.

  • I don't It was just like super cool to experience again.

  • This could be a tip for robbing somebody's house, But please don't do that.

  • Still, 20 sides.

  • It is Day two of filling this video because despite what it looks like, I'm actually incredibly inarticulate in real life.

  • So it takes me like four hours to gather together a cohesive narrative for a video.

  • Anyways, now that we covered all the different places you can thrift, I want to talk about my actual strategy for like hunting through the racks and finding that, like one cute item in the abyss of really random like promotional trucker T shirts for, like, 2005.

  • So the most common advice.

  • So here is to put on podcast and some music and literally just take the time to flip through every single item.

  • I feel like drifting is almost always a game of like who just doesn't give up because it is a lot of work to find actually good stuff.

  • But the only way you can find it is by actually putting in the work to flip through the racks.

  • Don't forget to look at every section as well.

  • Everyone knows to look at the men's section now, of course, but don't forget about the decor, the jewelry, the accessories.

  • You know what underrated is the pajama section?

  • A lot of people avoid it because it's like hidden between like nurse's scrubs and broads that you might not want to buy second hand.

  • But in between, all those items is where you find all of the cute like silky Victoria's Secret Commies and dresses.

  • Yes, sometimes it does.

  • We're nailed it like maybe people had sex in those, but just putting in the washer and you'll be fine now.

  • I do think this kind of brute force method of looking through every single item is a great strategy when you're starting out and you're not really sure what styles you're looking for.

  • Yet you really just want to explore and look at as many options as possible.

  • However, in order to save time.

  • Now that I am more familiar with the types of clothing that I like at thrift stores, I actually don't look every single item.

  • Instead, I skin the edges and narrow things down based on the color and material.

  • So I only like, actually will take the time to pick up a piece of clothing that fits those criteria.

  • If that makes sense, so basically the story out.

  • I look at the colors at the edges off the rack, and you can already eliminate some clothing there.

  • I avoid clothing that's really bright, kind of like cheesy 2000 colors like cobalt blue, orange right green, and instead I look for more muted tones or pastel colors.

  • Here is like a pallet of all of the colors that I look for, of course, a classic white or black, a bold red dark green mustard, yellow pasa.

  • Lt's vintage floral colors, polka dots.

  • And occasionally I will look for bright pink because I feel like it's very like mean girls.

  • Sheiks, Of course, everybody has different color preferences.

  • Some people like those bright colors, but I would just go in in advance with, like a mental note of what colors you're looking for.

  • At the same time, when I'm looking at the edge of the rack, I'll consider the material now some materials just aged really well in a thrift store.

  • They're classic.

  • They're high quality, their supple, even though that's like a gross work and some materials, I just feel very cheap.

  • Or they don't age well over time the materials that I always look for our silk cashmere.

  • If you are looking at a cashmere sweater, check the entire sweater to make sure it doesn't have holes in it, because I found that they get these tiny little pinholes really easily.

  • If you don't store cashmere properly, I think there like waffles.

  • I also look for velvet, corduroy, lace, stiff vintage denim, that 100% cotton and even more common materials like Jersey, which is that stretching material that you find on sweatshirts or t shirts or cotton age