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Thrift stores are another type of second hand store. Unlike consignment stores, thrift stores are usually non-profit, charitable organizations. Depending on the store, the proceeds benefits local hospitals, disease fighting organizations such as the Out of the Closet chain that’s owned by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), and the famous Goodwill and Salvation Army. In general, I find that the clothing and accessories from thrift stores are cheaper than consignment stores. You may have to do a little digging to find a diamond in the rough.
Stephanie with Eco-Chic shows you how you can Rock That Thrift Wardrobe! She demonstrates how you can be stylish, yet not break the bank.
Discarded to Divine by Ecofabulous highlights a charitable organization that transforms discarded clothing into fashion worthy of a couture department store (or something like that!) The proceeds from the events and fashion shows benefits the St. Vincent de Paul Society.