Winter's Alchemist (vettorre) wrote in fatshionista,
Winter's Alchemist
vettorre
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Tips for thrifting?

Next week my partner and I are going to the Philly AIDS Thrift to stock up on warm weather clothing. I know thrift stores are a grab bag, and so I cannot guarantee that I'll find any particular brand or anything (I also know to try on things even if the tags say they're not the right size). What I'm wondering is if anyone who thrifts in the community can impart tips to telling if a piece is likely to stand up to wear?

I'm going for mostly natural fibers, thermal tees, durable cargo pants, and then maybe some cute things if I can afford it after that (I'm genderfluid btw, but also a nursing parent). Also, are there brands to keep an eye out for that are known for their longevity? (I know LL Bean is one).

...I'm probably over thinking this, but after spending $70 at a DI in WA State and not getting a lot of durable things (and also veering wildly off track, AND accidentally leaving most of those clothes in WA, including my green leather bomber jacket grrr) I want to make sure I'm not making the same mistakes. Plus I can't exactly afford to drop another $70 on clothes, anyway.
Tags: advice, help!, personal experiences, recommendations and suggestions, reviews, vintage/thrift
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