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My Fashion Secret: Thrifting

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Portland is known for the “hipster” look; our clothes are either outrageous or we have no fashion sense at all. I don’t know if it’s the weather or my limited student budget, but I will fully admit I never really put too much thought into my outfits. But I have become more enthusiastic about a particular type of shopping, known as thrifting.

It is almost like a hobby, a simple thrill to find clothes cheaper than at a typical department store. The items could be new or secondhand. Sometimes I’m able to find deals for brand name clothing (not that it really matters) — as long as it’s catchy, vintage-y, different, it is worth it for a third or even a fourth of its original price.

Buffalo Exchange, GoodWil Industries, and Recycled Fashion are some of the popular thrift stores I have been to. I have purchased many blazer and jean jackets, and most of my professional button-up blouses from these places. There are many local thrift stores I haven’t been to in North Portland.

Are you a thrifter? What local shops would you recommend?

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. eat article,
    You and my wife would get along real well. We live in Europe but when we go home to Berkley she goes on a thrift frenzy.

    April 8, 2013
  2. Hey! I also go to PSU and blog about thrifting!!! lol too funny. Totally random but was thinking of starting a fashion club/community at PSU.. any interest?

    April 9, 2013
  3. Just realized this was a Portland State blog. Thank you WordPress for your confusing ways. Happy to have run into this!!

    April 9, 2013
  4. I love shopping at thrift stores and finding my treasures. Can’t imagine paying full price for things anymore.

    April 14, 2013

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