After binging Stranger Things season 2 I’ve noticed a serious craving for some bitchin thrifting (11 might have a bit much influence on me). But in all seriousness that show is on it’s A game when you look at the attention to detail there’re paying to get all the clothes, the environment and references right. And it really pays off, it seems so authentic. And the part I truely love as much as Eleven’s bad ass hair do, it the authentic outfits the characters are wearing.
Therefore, I’ve been spending quite some time recently, roaming through forums and thrift stores.
Thrifted clothes are so special, because the entire premise is that they’re not brand new. In fact they’re worn, used and already have that personality on them.
I find that vintage clothing shows, not only to others but also yourself, who you are and defines your style.
Reading into that sustainability thing, that’s coming up more and more as an issue, thrifting is also an amazingly eco-conscious choice to make. You’re deciding to vote with your money to show, that you don’t want a new fast fashion jacket. Rather, I’d wear a thrift find I dug out in a tiny store and get all excited about it.
Where I live, I’ve found that it is a great little city for cheap thrifting, but not so great for exceptional thrifting.
So, being the former shopping addict I in some ways still am, I oftentimes, resort to the internet. There’s already a number of websites to sell and buy clothes C2C. I like to use those to find very specific pieces and roam around for some more expensive clothes and styles. My personal favourites are Kleiderkreisel (I live in Germany, where it’s quite established and has a bunch listings; there also is an american version – thrifted), depop and ebay.
Still, one of my favourite weekend activities is to search out some of the local thrift stores and dig through. Add some coffee with that and it is a perfect saturday to me.