Strolling through the cluttered aisles of tees, dresses, or jeans in search of a good quality of clothing that matches your taste may sound a bit challenging if you are a kind of shopper that has a certain go-to store for your outfit needs. While having a trusted brand to satisfy your style is a good move to save shopping time, exploring rare stores from your eyes may spark hidden creative sense within you that can help sustain your fashion taste at a lesser price.

Thrifting is the new way of fashion hack that could spark creativity to the buyers, in terms of mixing and matching outfits from a variety of options. It taps into an emotional chord to people delving into the quest of finding the special from a used clothing and using it your way.

Whether you are looking for new styles to try on or inspo to enhance your common outfits, there's a perfect thrift shop to satisfy your needs. However, patience is the main ingredient that you have to carry on. As the common saying goes, just seek and you will find it. Thrift shopping gives-off that kind of joy and satisfaction after a long journey of searching for the unique piece of clothing that matches your taste. A different feeling from shopping online or in malls. So, what’s more with the thrift shopping trend that everyone must be aware of?

Fast-Fashion Changes

It is not common to unsee how fashion trends change overtime, as this constant evolution in style and glamor also ages and adapts with us. With fast fashion catching up, some people usually find themselves with a cabinet full of clothes but still find nothing to wear. Thus, the urge to put on new outfits every day and seeking constant newness cause them to purchase more without considering if these clothes can be worn a handful of times or just be discarded later on. This is why thrift stores have become popular with teenagers and young adults over the past few years for the benefit of budget shopping with its own merits.


In the United States, 85 percent of unused and unsold textiles end up in landfills or burned each year. Most of the clothing waste comes from manufacturers, which is about 13 million tons of textiles each year, and from clothing retailers themselves. As a result of textile waste, thrift stores limits the unnecessary production of new clothing items, instead promoting the reuse of unsold or pre-loved clothes and prolonging its life cycle for future benefits

In terms of environmental sustainability in the sustainable fashion industry of thrifting, most products being sold are reused, meaning nothing else is done to them besides cleaning and washing (except of course for those that need restoration and repair). Thrifted clothes champion the value of lengthening the clothing life cycle rather than being a part of textile waste after the first use, they become secondhand pieces of clothing that can actually be resold again and refashioned by the new user.

Cheap and Affordable with Good Quality

Affordable purchase is the most obvious thing that attracts people to go thrifting, considering that there are plenty of options of clothes that were originally expensive you can have if you just keep on looking. Whatever style you are aiming for, you can ever find it with the enormous possibilities that thrift shops offer. For the thrilling part, thrift shopping is like a treasure quest. You go through every pile with the hopes of finding something wearable but end up getting an item that gives you that spark and fulfillment once you leave the store.

With every secondhand garment you buy, you not only manage your budgeting to go wild but also extend the life of the pre-loved items. The thought of purchasing class A brands can no longer hinder you from wearing one. With thrift shopping, unlimited options are available, it is just up to your patience and creative idea how you can turn a particular item into something classic and unique fashion sense.

Written by Karisma Primero

Karisma Primero is currently a Digital Marketing Intern of PS Media Enterprise, and a 3rd year Broadcasting student at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Manila.

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