Dina Younis of Dina’s Days posted this on Instagram yesterday (let us appreciate the delicious fall colors and beautiful composition—y’all should follow her!):
#ThriftTipThursday: Thrift shop off-season. Most thrift stores carry seasonal items year round. I’ve found the best $5 coats in July, maxi dresses in December, and festive fall decor in spring (like this candle). Plus it’s always good to know this in case you need last minute things like sandals for a mid-winter tropical vacation! #thriftscorethursday #thriftthursday
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Her observation is totally true. While I did just find a winter coat in November (note: still not truly cold weather here in the ATL), I typically find great stuff off season. I start looking for spring/summer things in January and for fall/winter stuff in the middle of summer—not coincidentally, just about the time I start getting sick of whatever weather we’re in the middle of. It just brightens those seemingly endless, nasty, slushy days to browse through bright florals and cools down a hot August day to contemplate warm knits in leopard prints.
Click here for more on why this makes sense/how it works (and pics of the leopard print sweater in question).
What luck have you had thrifting off season? Scroll down to comment!