Thrift Shops are very popular with Millennials

          Many people laugh at me. I'm not ashamed to tell you I buy some of my clothes at the local Salvation Army Thrift Store in Port Jervis, New York.  I also donate all the household items I don't want to use anymore to the store. Along with the clothes I'm tired of wearing. The Salvation Army does wonderful work. I'm happy to support this organization. 

     Some of the bargains I've benefited from at the store include a Stafford suit for 10 dollars and several pairs of dress pants for 3 dollars. A few bucks to have them altered and they fit perfectly. I've bought dress shirts there too. A quick wash in the washing machine or a trip to the dry cleaner and they're as good as new. The best times to buy are right after proms, graduation and holidays. Why not?  

     It turns out Millennials are seeing the benefits of thrift store shopping too. ThredUp's 2018 Fashion Resale Report says Millennials are shopping at Thrift Shops more than any other generation. They're also taking advantage of on line thrift shops too. 

     Often Millennials buy something new. Then after wearing it a few times they sell it gently worn to someone else. On line thrift stores like Thredup, The RealReal and Poshmark are doing really well right now. As they sell they're clothes they're buying someone else's at big savings. Very smart! 

     My daughter actually enjoys going to the thrift shop with me when she's home. She also buys and sells my grand daughter's clothes from an on line thrift store. Many of those adorable outfits Gracie wears were only 2 or 3 bucks. If you're not taking advantage of these opportunities you really should.  

Steve Andrews

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