I’ve had years of thrifting practice. My love of dusty old vintage pieces and oddities has led me to some awesome thrift and antique stores, estate sales, and garage sales in almost every town I’ve visited. On occasion, I make the long walk to Haight St. and push through crowds of modern beatniks and tourists to visit their fabulously fashionable Goodwill and the plethora of other vintage clothing and jewelry stores on the street.
Recently on Haight, I made a few thrifty detours –one while walking to Coffee to the People, and the other while on my way to sell clothes at Crossroads. Aside from the 70s trend I’m noticing everywhere (and not the usual Haight stuff), I found some awesome patterned pieces at Wasteland that I freaking adored but didn’t end up buying. I also stopped into some other boutiques (found some great hippie pants at Buffalo Exchange), and of course Goodwill, where I scored some vintage earrings:
After hauling my bag of clothes to Crossroads on my most recent trip, I swapped it for a blazer and Zara denim shirt with some fringe and sequins. I later SCORED once again at Goodwill and found crystal studs, crazy gold earrings, and a handbag that had to have been made for me (I’m a Taurus, so I was sold by the bull on the front):
Thrifting is definitely a passion of mine. I love the serendipity of it and am usually surprised by the things I find, and this time my thrift haul was superb.