GO YOUR OWN WAY.
With any big brand name or chain stores, you can pretty much peg their customers based on the style of product, and the people who resonate with it. Well, with our completely unique merchandise, vintage, new, household goods, sports equipment, apparel for all seasons, you-name-it, we have a beautifully diverse clientele. And we LOVE that.
Who are our customers?
People who don’t want to be just like everyone else.
Who don’t have to be told “you have to buy this to be cool”.
You are the creatives, the resourceful, the DIY-ers, fashionistas, treasure hunters, the make-your-own-way and honest to goodness fun-havers. You create your own look, design, outfit, and lifestyle. Being able to shop somewhere that always has something unique and interesting makes you as a customer, even more so.
In celebrating our customers’ unique styles,
we searched for them online, and here’s a few we found. See how they navigate thrift,
what gets them going, and the good times had along the way.
ROCK THIS WAY. - Sacramento Ca.
Marvella loves thrifting. And rocking out. She found a tee shirt at Thrift Town for $0.99 that was going to be perfect for a concert she was planning on attending months later: it had the last name of the lead singer on it.
When she wore it to the concert, turns out it was the cover of his current album. She got a meet & greet with the singer and his wife because she was such a fan and had the shirt. Thrift Score!
Something Old for Something New.
Something Thrifted, Something Blue. – Thrift Town, San Leandro.
If you’ve never seen the show Mad Men, it’s set in 1960′s New York City, and is oozing with gorgeous style, from the sets to the costumes – just stunning. If it wasn’t already, this era is now super popular and people like our customer Mimi have a great excuse to throw over-the-top 1960′s costume parties for friends.
On her blog Thrift Store Junkies she lays out the (lovely thrifted vintage) elements needed for a lavish Mad Men Party like one she threw for the premiere of the new season. This Thrift Town tablecloth is just one piece of the very pretty dinner party she put on – complete with vintage dishes and a proper housewife’s apron. Cheers darling!
Prairie Eco Thrifter: Tips for Thrifting
Thrifting is an art – it takes finesse. This Thrift Town customer/ blogger is sharing the love & knowledge of thrifting with the bloggosphere by offering tips for effecting treasure hunting. A few of them:
- Go in with a plan: Make a list but keep an open mind.
- Decide on a budget beforehand.
- Take cash to keep from overspending.
- Know your sizes.
- Bring a friend…
For the full list of tips, and more on each one, check out the full post.
This mom loves thrifting but doesn’t get to go as often as she’d like since thrifting with little ones in tow isn’t the easiest feat.
But instead of simply not going, thrift love won, and she apparently took a page from the above blogger’s tips. “Maker Mama” killed 2 birds with one stone and brought a friend along for support/feedback/child-wrangling.
PS: Thrift Town asks and enforces that parents ensure they know where their child is at all times, and use the child safety features designed for in-store carts.
With a bit more freedom to peruse than usual – she found a vintage pattern book to love. Maybe she should plan a Man Men party too & make her own dress! Check out the full post on the whole outing.
QUIRKY KITCHY VINTAGE LOVE.
Sweet colorful vintage dresses + a framed cat drawing + a sweatshirt with an upside-down goose on it + a ceramic hand… Not exactly everyone’s shopping list.
BUT, being able to find all of those things in one place when it’s what you want = priceless. This customer /Thrift Town fan is definitely quirky, with their own style. And we love that. Keep it quirky & coming back for more!
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
What’s your thrift style? Vintage? Rocker? DIY mom? Tell us!
What’s the best thing you’ve found at Thrift Town?
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