thrift stores

Massive "Clothing Spill" Illustrates Importance of Reusing, Recycling

SPILLING OVER Together with its nonprofit partners, Savers diverts more than 650 million pounds of reusable goods from North American landfills each year, according to the company,…

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Canadian Thrift Store Makenew Debuts Ethical Fashion Line

Residents of Halifax, Canada, may be familiar with the eclectic design and second-hand store Makenew. But now designer Anna Gilkerson has launched a sustainable collection of her own in…

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The No. 1 Rap Song in America is About Thrift-Shopping

A song about the joys of thrifting is currently the No. 2 most popular song in America, according to Billboard’s Hot 100 music chart. It’s also the nation’s leading…

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NYU Students Launch "Sloth," a Campus Thrift Store to Slow Consumption

Thrift stores abound across the United States, but Sloth has aspirations beyond buying and selling secondhand clothes. Based in New York University, the campus-run outfit is the…

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge...Secret Thrift-Store Shopper?

Is the Duchess of Cambridge an undercover patron of thrift stores? Undoubtedly, according to Grazia Daily, which tracked her gray National Portrait Gallery coat-dress—a design by the…

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X-Factor’s Paula Abdul Recycles Her Clothes, Loves Vintage Fashion

What gives Paula Abdul that elusive “X factor” on the red carpet? Turns out, it has something to do with the way she mixes vintage pieces with modern trends. “I love…

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9 Creative (and Eco-Friendly!) Thrift-Store Halloween Costumes Under $15

SOCKHOP SWEETIE Let’s go to the hop! Not only is a ’50s poodle skirt girl one of the easiest costumes to thrift, it’s also one that you could throw together at the…

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Score a Summer Outfit for $21 at the Bayside Thrift Shop (Here's How!)

Summertime, albeit oodles of fun, has rendered this editor a penniless pauper. It’s bad enough that a steady stream of barbecues, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and beach…

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Miami "Poetry Bomber" Sews Secret Messages Into Thrift-Store Clothing

Agustina Woodgate is a warrior for the written word. Instead of arming herself with a pen—which is obviously mightier than a sword—or a can of spray paint, she packs her arsenal…

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