The hunting for secondhand goods has drastically reduced over the past few years. However, people still love thrift shops and all the treasures within. The below list, containing some of the coolest and most interesting secondhand deals, is enough to prove people’s love for thrift stores.
The ‘Thrift Store Hauls’ subreddit is a large online community with a mind-blowing 1.6 million members. Lovers of secondhand things were active in this community since August 2011.
Back in 2011, there were no strong subreddits dedicated to thrifting, and all the existing ones were inactive. Therefore, the founder of r/ThriftStoreHauls wanted to create a place where people can share what they found. According to the founder, moderating the massive community is a ‘fairly simple’ task for him, and it takes up only around 30 minutes a day.
#1 Found An Equally Sassy Baby For My Sassy Teapot
#2 Got This Brand New Wedding Dress For £25 And It Fits Like A Glove
#3 My Dogs Treat This $300 Couch Like A Racing Track
#4 This Was Just Ten Dollars
#5 $30 For The Dresser, $15 For Paint And $25 For Legs And Handles
The founder also mentioned that maintaining the subreddit in a simple and easily digestible manner is very important. The moderators of the subreddit do not allow its community to sell or advertise any products.
#6 75 Cents For This Basket
#7 Brooks Brothers Suit, $10, Community Aid. Tie, $2, Salvation Army
#8 This Wedding Dress Was Only $60
#9 This Witchy 1940s Era Coat Was Just $20
#10 All Of These Cost Less Than $25
As a piece of advice for those who enjoy thrifting or want to try it out, the moderators of the subreddit explained: “There is always the hope of finding something awesome when out thrifting. Not finding anything can take its toll and take away the fun of going. What I tell people is to go and just enjoy looking at stuff. Bring a friend and have some laughs.” They added that if you’re able to find something awesome while enjoying the process, then it’s a bonus!
#11 Found This $1000 Chiara Boni Gown For $15 At Salvation Army
#12 Everything Here Were Thrifted
#13 Found This Beauty At A Yard Sale For $20
#14 Thrifted This Pink Velvet Bench For $175
#15 Found The Perfect Mug Today At My Local Savers! Only 89¢
Another thrifty online store, a Facebook group called ‘Weird Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared’ has a whopping 2.1 million followers. They confirmed that thrift stores have moved to online ordering currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. You can show your support to local thrift stores via social media, and don’t forget to obey the COVID-19 safety guidelines when thrifting physically.