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Love Antiques, Vintage Clothing, Classic Films and Letter Writing? You Might Be a "Vintage Lifer"

Bob Richter | Posted 10.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

By now it's certainly no secret to anyone who reads my pieces that I have lifelong love affair with flea markets, auctions, thrift shops and antiques stores.

Dumpster Dive Treasures and the Best Salvage Makeovers

Hometalk | Posted 11.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Have you ever repainted a chair from a thrift store or put new hardware on a rescued roadside armoire? If so, you understand the drive to make something new and wonderful out of something broken, old or outdated.

Mining Creativity From a Secondhand Store: The Clayton Brothers at Mark Moore Gallery

Annabel Osberg | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The exhibition's color scheme is gaudy and disjunctive like the colors of a thrift store's multiplicity of objects. The Claytons' palette is skillfully mismatched in a tongue-in-cheek nod to the untrained chromatic discord of paintings found in secondhand stores.

Saying Goodbye to Creepy Baby

TueNight | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
TueNight

The photo was a forever-frozen time capsule, a blip in some nameless baby's life, suspended in perpetuity in a chintzy frame. An anonymous toddler, ostensibly born around the same time as me, in a backyard kiddie pool, living a childhood that looked like mine.

The Biggest Little (Underrated) City

Findery | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Findery

Forget the flashy lights and cigarette stench of the casinos and come discover the other side of small business owners and artists that make Reno a community.

The Power of Empty Hands: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We arrive on this planet empty handed, We will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?...

DIY: Transform Your Thrift Store Finds

Uloop | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Uloop

Oftentimes, with a little work and creativity, you can transform something outdated and ill-fitting into something trendy and stylish. With the rise of Pinterest, it is now easy to find a DIY project for just about anything you're looking to add to your wardrobe.

A Surprising Encounter At A Thrift Store

Aimee Heckel | Posted 07.18.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

I'm kind of cynical. So I figured I'd been had. The old man walked out with the antique lamp. And the clerk looked at me to pay for it. How did I end up in this mess? I guess it started with stress.

Friends Find $40,000 Hidden In Secondhand Couch, And Do The Right Thing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.16.2014 | Impact

The last time you dug into your couch cushions, what'd you find? Some lint, a pen, maybe a couple loose coins? Whatever you came up with, it likely...

A Strange Journey Into A Near-Deserted Secondhand Store

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.12.2014 | Weird News
Annabel Osberg

On the fringes of the boarded-up hinterlands of a former industrial section of a small Missouri town stands a building, decrepit yet painted a shade of purple so striking that it seems phantasmal against its drab backdrop of deadened grays and tans.

34 Crazy Thrift Store Finds That You'd Pretty Much Have To Buy

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy

We're not sure why these things exist, but we want them. Now.

Here's Why You Should Definitely Be Shopping At A Thrift Store

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.30.2014 | HuffPost Home

And we're not talking about those "snobby" high-end resale businesses, either...

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

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.09.2014 | 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...