Yes, I do mean everywhere. Sometimes you'll find what you're looking for as soon as you walk in, but that's no fun. Just like retail shopping, thrifting is only fun when you throw yourself into it. It's not a chore; it's an experience that's worthwhile, fun, and unique. Finding the best deal feels personal and fantastic, because you're buying a part of someone else's history. It's a hand-me-down you get to choose for yourself.
Shop Online and Follow Your Favorites on Instagram
Depop, Etsy, and E-bay are the go-to sites for finding some of the best thrift items. Some sellers also have Instagram accounts for their "shops." Their followers can get the first pick of the litter—which is excellent news for you. Some more established thrift stores also have social media accounts, so you can purchase directly from the platform.
Take Advantage of Flea Markets, Fairs, and Garage Sales
Don't be afraid to ask for a lower price. Most sellers set their price as high as possible for the greatest gain. Also, if you see a rip, a stain, or anything of the sort, that is more than enough reason for a price adjustment.
Sometimes you can find the most beautiful article of clothing while thrifting, but it just doesn't fit the way you'd like. Depending on the quality, the piece could be worth the investment of hiring a tailor.