“Thrifting” (short for “thrift shopping”) is a hot topic. Take a look at this “Luann” comic by Greg Evans, which appeared in the Seattle Times on February 21 of this year.
To me, it sends the message, in a fun way, that thrift shops are a great place to find treasures. And, inevitably, what one person doesn’t like, someone else will love. That’s cool.
Even the hip hop recording artist, Macklemore, has something to say about this subject. I recently watched his hit video, “Thrift Shop,” where he and his crew romped through thrift shops in the Seattle area dressed in some unusual “outfits,” presumably purchased from thrift shops. I recognized the Goodwill Outlet Store down in Sodo (a great shop to visit!) and the old Value Village store on Capitol Hill (no longer there). Although Macklemore’s musical style or lyrics might not suit everyone, I think he does a great job in this video getting across two messages in an entertaining way: 1) Don’t spend all your money on new clothes when you can “thrift,” and 2) Don’t look like everyone else – go “thrifting” and look unique. That’s most definitely cool.
Speaking of messages, ECA has some we’d like to share:
Your donation to ECA can make a difference in the life of a child or family who lives down the street from you. Just one more reason why… “thrifting” is cool!
Susan is a frequent volunteer at Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop, where she sorts, prices, and stocks merchandise to her heart's content. Before retirement, she owned and operated a consignment shop for women's plus size clothing in Seattle. Through trial and error and talking with customers, she learned a thing or two. An avid "thrift shopper," Susan loves to buy clothing, especially when she gets good quality and value for her money.
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