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batman
do you go to thrift stores? if so, what thrift stores do you go to?

i like buffalo exchange and rags to riches. except the other day i got this dress from buffalo exchange and i wore it once and the tie part fell off. that made me sad. :( but yeah, i feel bad whenever i go to a consignment or 2nd hand store because i feel like it's supposed to be for the needy, but i just like going to see if i can find any vintage stuff or surprisingly good finds.
DoubleJ
I usually ebay my pieces.
Mickey
Buffalo Exchange is alright although it was more of a resale shop than a thrift shop, tbh. My brother worked at the one in Ventura, LA for a while so I went there quite a bit. Most of the stuff people brought in still had tags on. But it might've been just that one branch since it was quite a rich area. Wasteland was another one I used to go to. Fuck, I miss LA.

Them two always had wicked vintage items, but I doubt that's the case now. I know they only hire fashion-conscious people and only buy hip clothes, blah blah. I guess I found it better then when it was more *underground*. Nowadays I reckon they take any piece from Urban Outfitters or American Apparel and don't leave room for the proper swank stuff.
Matsumoto
I've been to a Buffalo Exchange in NYC and I liked it. Sometimes I'm really just not in the mood to sort through things too much though.
misoshiru
ebay, second time around, the closet, buffalo exchange, thrift markets.

digging through goodwill and the salvation army sometimes.
creole
The only thrift stores i ever been to were Michaels, Ross, Kohls, and Belles. It's great to get that feeling when you find something you like, but it's kind of a nuisance to go scavenger hunting for something you want.

I seen stuff on Ebay I like, and I still need to go to other places like Plato's Closet and Tj Maxx...where I could find stuff more fitting for my taste.



oh and do zappos count? :o
Mickey
QUOTE(Cum @ Jun 28 2010, 02:37 AM) *
The only thrift stores i ever been to were Michaels, Ross, Kohls, and Belles. It's great to get that feeling when you find something you like, but it's kind of a nuisance to go scavenger hunting for something you want.

I seen stuff on Ebay I like, and I still need to go to other places like Plato's Closet and Tj Maxx...where I could find stuff more fitting for my taste.
oh and do zappos count? :o

Uh wow are you serious..
creole
yar. i get dragged to go those stores with my parents.
sixfive
QUOTE(Cum @ Jun 28 2010, 07:34 PM) *
yar. i get dragged to go those stores with my parents.

Pretty sure he wasn't questioning whether or not you'd been to those places, rather he was questioning that you considered those thrift stores. They're not.
butre
I buy most of my books and some electronics (keyboards, monitors, radios, etc.) from thrift stores; but as far as clothes go, I usually avoid buying anything but jackets from thrift stores.
iDecay
QUOTE(Mike @ Jun 28 2010, 08:36 AM) *
Uh wow are you serious..

^
Tomates
I got a really cute shirt from ebay and it was only $8.00 happy.gif
I would buy from her again.

creole
QUOTE(serotonin @ Jun 28 2010, 05:30 PM) *
Pretty sure he wasn't questioning whether or not you'd been to those places, rather he was questioning that you considered those thrift stores. They're not.



then what would they be considered as? :(
sixfive
Budget stores, idk. Do you know what a thrift store is?
batman
QUOTE(Cum @ Jun 27 2010, 09:37 PM) *
The only thrift stores i ever been to were Michaels, Ross, Kohls, and Belles. It's great to get that feeling when you find something you like, but it's kind of a nuisance to go scavenger hunting for something you want.

I seen stuff on Ebay I like, and I still need to go to other places like Plato's Closet and Tj Maxx...where I could find stuff more fitting for my taste.
oh and do zappos count? :o



isn't michaels an arts and crafts store? do you mean marshalls?

those stores are like... discount stuff.

thrift stores are like salvation army or goodwill or whatnot. where people donate (or sell for really cheap) stuff for resale.

it's ok.
Matsumoto
I finally went to Plato's Closet and I found a cute red clutch for $5

Now I'm thinking about gathering up whatever I don't wear and selling it
creole
^ i wanna go there so bad but i heard it smells :(
batman
QUOTE(Matsumoto @ Jun 29 2010, 03:54 PM) *
I finally went to Plato's Closet and I found a cute red clutch for $5

Now I'm thinking about gathering up whatever I don't wear and selling it

do it.

my friend says its stupid bc you don't get full retail value for whatever, but honestly, if you're never going to wear it again, it's just collecting dust. better to get a few dollars for it than just let it take up space.
synthase
I usually go to Goodwill. I got this really nice cream cashmere cardigan for $8. _smile.gif

It's so hard to find nice vintage shoes in my size when thrifting. Etsy all the way throb.gif
manny-the-dino
QUOTE(Mike @ May 20 2010, 09:47 AM) *
Them two always had wicked vintage items, but I doubt that's the case now. I know they only hire fashion-conscious people and only buy hip clothes, blah blah. I guess I found it better then when it was more *underground*. Nowadays I reckon they take any piece from Urban Outfitters or American Apparel and don't leave room for the proper swank stuff.

It's seriously just like that now. Last time I went, all I saw were things from AA. Buffalo Exchange doesn't have unique pieces anymore. Wasteland > Buffalo, imo.


I've always wanted to go to Out of the Closet too.
Mickey
Lmao that's well sad! I passed by it when I visited last year, I was like wot. Is that an AA storefront? Nty..

Never been to Out Of The Closet tho. Where's that?
manny-the-dino
There's one on Fairfax about a block or two north from The Grove. And another on Santa Monica Blvd. I also remember seeing one on Ventura somewhere lol.


Oh and there's this other thrift store on Melrose Ave. near Johnny Rockets. Totally blanking out on the name though. It's on a corner and has I think James Dean on the outside wall of the store.
futura
I always find good shit at goodwill. There's a place called pick-of-the-litter that's awesome too.
sixfive
I think the Buffalo Exchange here is pretty decent. Ironically it's located directly across the street from an American Apparel. I don't really thrift shop that much, but I've been there and from what I remember of AA it's just a bunch of plain colored shirts (v, deep v, etc), jackets with bright white strings, funky swim wear, and shiny jeans.
xoxoxx
hell no, that some broke bitch shit ! ;)
butre
QUOTE(xoxoxx @ Sep 1 2010, 06:40 AM) *
hell no, that some broke bitch shit ! ;)

I dislike you.
xoxoxx
you mad cause all my shit bnwt.
butre
QUOTE(xoxoxx @ Sep 9 2010, 06:30 PM) *
bnwt.

what
xoxoxx
BRAND NEW WITH TAGS, duh. c'mon now.
gojira
lmao liz
Matsumoto
QUOTE(Matsumoto @ Jun 29 2010, 03:54 PM) *
I finally went to Plato's Closet and I found a cute red clutch for $5

Now I'm thinking about gathering up whatever I don't wear and selling it



I brought a small bag of clothes in a few weeks ago and got $50 for it. They only give you like 33% of what it would sell for which sucks, but I still got a pretty decent amount of money for it..
butre
QUOTE(xoxoxx @ Sep 10 2010, 01:58 AM) *
BRAND NEW WITH TAGS, duh. c'mon now.

totally related, I never understood the idea behind leaving tags on your clothes. I understand what it's supposed to be, but it just makes you look ghetto and/or careless.
sixfive
not rly
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