I’ve always been fascinated with thrift shops. During my freshman year of college, I went to my first one. It was a large, spacious, and clean one in Maryland. I don’t remember the name, but everything was organized by color. It was super fun. I bought a pair of leopard flats that I’ve never worn and a Harvard Crimson Crazies t-shirt that I wore a whole bunch but gave away/lost over the years. I don’t remember what else. Good times.
Recently, I reconnected with my friend Helene from high school. It’s been nearly ten years since we’ve last talked but when I met up with her at the Chocolate Room in Park Slope (my go-to for girl dates) it was as if no time had passed at all. Helene, her sister Rakibat, and I talked about everything for nearly two hours over yummy chocolate.
This got me thinking… am I fashionable enough to try thrifting? In the past, I’ve been turned off by over-priced crap and smelly stores but after doing some research and getting a buddy to join me, I’m going to the Housing Works Buy the Bag event this Saturday, October 22. It’s their last Buy the Bag event of the year.
I’m excited. Based on Helene’s advice, this is what I plan to do -
Wish me luck!