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Sustainable Shopping!

Finding eco-friendly brands and clothes in a world of fast fashion can often be hard and-- let's face it--expensive. So, what is the solution to this frustrating prospect? Well, I'll tell you mine: Thrift shopping!

Thrift shopping, or second-hand shopping, is a more sustainable and MUCH more wallet-friendly way to shop! Clothes passed down from somebody else's old closet is a great way to repurpose what might be waste. Did you know that the average consumer in the USA throws away 81.5 pounds of clothes every year? Don't contribute to the problem!

There are a few key things to keep in mind while thrifting. First of all, stay away from fast fashion brands such as Forever 21, H&M, Zara, and other cheaper quality clothing. Generally, stay away from polyester and other plastic fabrics.

Some of my favorite, long-lasting products to get thrifting are good quality jeans, jackets, and shoes.

While shopping, it is important to be patient. At thrift stores, there are a lot of clothes to sift through to find the right ones. I personally like to listen to some music and have fun with it!

Before you go, make sure you have an idea of what you want in mind. It's hard to go through one section, let alone the entire store. Make sure to check out every piece in your section as to not miss anything!

Some of my favorite shops in San Diego:

Plato's Closet (medium priced, cute pieces)

Uptown Cheapskate (medium priced, cute pieces)

Buffalo Exchange (more expensive, better pieces)

Valley Thrift (cash only, low prices, large selection)

Goodwill (student discount!)


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