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A Guide To Thrifting: Thrift Like A Pro

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Thrift On The Streets

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Pop-Up Vintage Stalls/Kilo Sales

There are many pop-up vintage stalls that travel around Universities all over the UK, selling anything from cowboy boots to vintage levis. Kilo sales are also great value for money as you pay per KG of clothes,1KG tends to be priced around £15. So keep your eyes peeled for posters and facebook events to bag yourself the WAVIEST of garms.

 

Charity Shops

Bangor may not be blessed with the broadest selection of high fashion clothes shops, however it does have an extensive range of charity shops: Red Cross, Cancer Research, Wales Air Ambulance, to name a few. If you don’t mind sifting through the junk and can get past the funky smell, charity shops can be the perfect place to thrift (often much cheaper than vintage shops). Not to mention it’s always good to give to charity, shopping without the guilt – it’s a win-win.

Keep your mind open to the possibilities of what you mights find and don’t be afraid to modify clothes…get creative. Keep a look out for designer brands if you like your labels.

 

Thrift Online

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Depop

Depop is an easy to use app which allows anyone to buy and sell new or used clothes. It’s much more straightforward than ebay, there is more choice and appeals to a younger audience.  

Top tips:

  • Search keywords or similar words when searching for a particular item.
  • Beware of fake designer merchandise – look for pictures of labels or proof of purchase shown in pictures.
  • Chances are if it’s too good to be true (price wise) it probably is!
  • Haggle! But be polite and make sensible offers.
  • ISO ‘In Search Of’ posts are great when searching for an item you can’t find on the app, allowing sellers to contact you directly.

 

ASOS Marketplace 

ASOS marketplace is a section of the ASOS website which allows small businesses to sell their own label or vintage collections. It’s essentially a collection of vintage shops online and of course has a much larger variety of clothes than your local vintage shop.

 

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Isabella Maria Timpany

Fashion Editor 2018-19 News Editor 2017-18

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