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You Won't Believe What This $15 Thrift Store Purchase Is Worth

Aimee Heckel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

You might call it shopping. My husband thinks it's hoarding. I call it gambling. And I'm addicted.

Poppin' Tags: Why I Take My Kids to the Thrift Store

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 02.09.2014 | Parents
Sandra Shpilberg

My kids and I have a little tradition. We get in the car, put on the clean version of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" song over the car speakers and sing along, bobbing our heads, while we drive over to our favorite local thrift shop.

There's Nothing Hip About Being a 'Hipster' Anymore

Uloop | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Uloop

There was a time when oversized glasses made you dorky, shopping at secondhand stores meant you had no taste and listening to anything but Top 40 immediately deemed you 'uncool'. Today, it makes you a hipster -- or rather, just like everyone else.

Don't Be a Back-to-School Spendthrift -- Pop Some Tags at the Thrift Shop Instead

Frida Berrigan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

This back-to-school season, the average U.S. household will spend $634.78 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics. My husband Patrick and I, however, did not keep up with the Joneses on this one and our credit rating thanks us for our miserliness.

Thrifting: College Students Shop for Trends & Deals

Uloop | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Uloop

For some people, 'popping tags' might be nothing more than a lyric in the popular Macklemore song Thrift Shop. For some college students, however, such secondhand shopping is something of a way of life.

I'm Gonna Pop Some Tags: Top 10 Pop Culture Moments That Made Thrift Chic

Jim Gibbons | Posted 09.29.2013 | Style
Jim Gibbons

There was a time, not all that long ago, when thrift stores and consignment shops were seen exclusively as the domain of penny-pinching grandmas. But ...

Thrifting Across America

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

What has always been a financially conscious and environmentally friendly choice is now becoming cool, as evidenced in part through Macklemore's Billboard-topping song, "Thrift Shop."

How To Remove Demonic Sprits From Your Thrift Shop Clothing

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Televangelist Pat Robertson recently advised a caller to The 700 Club: "It ain't going to hurt anything to rebuke any spirits that happened to have attached themselves to those clothes."

Glam Slam: How to Be a Vintage Warrior

Amy Tara Koch | Posted 04.24.2013 | Style
Amy Tara Koch

It's easy to buy Balenciaga. Prada, too. But, to a certain sector of sartorialist, the adventure of hunting and gathering unidentifiable fashion is far more thrilling. Outre glamour is, in fact, a hallmark of the truly stylish.

WATCH: Diamond Ring Found In Thrift Store Pants

Posted 06.22.2012 | Money

A diamond in the rough, indeed. Deb Thompson went to her local Goodwill in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, in search of some bargain capri pants. She found...

8 Little-Known Thrift Stores Worth Visiting

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Love it or hate it, large, nationwide thrift stores like the Salvation Army and Goodwill can be a treasure trove for decor finds (especially with our ...

When Should You Donate, Ditch Or DIY Your Unwanted Furniture?

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

This has happened to us too many times to count: We've gone through the trouble of cleaning out our homes, only to have a bunch of stuff that we're no...

Your Best Thrift Store Shopping Tips

The Huffington Post | Kaitlyn Davis | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

When we mention thrift stores, people tend to have strong reactions (positive or negative). So, when we posted our thrift shopping secrets, we weren't...

Just How Do You Shop A Thrift Store?

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

If you want to get an extreme reaction from someone, mention thrift shopping. You'll either get a "I would never do that!" or an "OMG! I love thriftin...

Kaitlyn Davis

Yes, You Can Design An Office For Under $100

HuffingtonPost.com | Kaitlyn Davis | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Photo by Shelly Leer Redesigning a room for under $100 might sound too good to be true, but thanks to ModHomeEc's Shelly Leer, we know it's possi...

PHOTOS: The Best Worst Stuff People Tried To Sell At The Junk Shop

The Hairpin | The Hairpin | Posted 10.22.2011 | Chicago

I work in a junk shop in a far northside neighborhood in Chicago. We buy, sell, trade ... the whole nine. The "buy" part means we get plenty of charac...

Attention Savvy Shoppers, Happy National Thrift Store Day

Posted 10.17.2011 | Black Voices

Start your money-saving engines. Today is National Thrift Store day! Recently, second-hand shopping has become one of the first stops for people lo...

Learning About the Positive Aspects of Secondhand Shopping

Jenna Isaacson | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green
Jenna Isaacson

Remember all that stuff you donated because you outgrew it, couldn't stand it, or just plain didn't need it anymore? I'm looking at all of it and learning all about you, about your communities and about America's consumption in general.

A Second Life for Unwanted Clothing

Mattias Wallander | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Fashions change every season and when we buy new things we have to get rid of the old, outgrown and out of style. Americans consume 65 pounds of new clothes per person each year and discard a total of 25.4 billion pounds of textiles annually.

Foursquare, Cause Marketing Find Home with Housing Charity

Joe Waters | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

I love this cause-marketing promotion from a UK housing charity that brings together eight Edinburgh thrift shops with the leading location-based service, Foursquare.

Fear And Clothing: Interview With Cintra Wilson

David Coggins | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts
David Coggins

Hiring Cintra Wilson was perhaps the best thing to happen to the NY Times since they added color photography. Wilson's sociological insight and wicke...

Textiles Company Resells UK Salvation Army Donations For Big Profit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

To people in the United Kingdom who toss discarded clothing into collection bins, they're just cast offs they expect will be sold to support the Salva...

The Faithful Shopper: Giving Good Gifts While Giving Back

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The economy is bouncing back, but we all know that there are still many people in need. Get into the true spirit of the holidays by taking care of the lucky people in your life -- and some you'll never meet.

When The Recession Hits Home

Patrice Bendig | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Patrice Bendig

In spite of the misery and heartache caused by the recession, I have found one benefit. People have become more compassionate towards each other, and donation drives have been more successful than I've ever seen.

NoLongerNeedIt.Com Lets You Thrift Shop Online

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

No Longer Need It is a site dedicated to allowing people to buy, sell and trade their stuff - or even just give it away - saving money and keeping ite...