Thrifting With Friends – The Good The Bad And The Ugly
Okay. I’m a mad thrifter. You all know that. I’m accustomed to thrifting on my own 99% of the time. It’s how I’ve built my business.
I do occasionally have the opportunity to thrift with friends and I relish the experience.
The great thing about thrifting with friends is they will often find pieces you miss. As I spend most of my time checking out the dresses, skirts and jackets my friends have already scoured the store for anything else of interest. That is how I came to be the owner of this authentic Kenzo sweater, regular retail price, a cool $840 US. I kid you not. Patti found it when we were thrifting together in BC.
I just had to sew on some missing beads and it was as good as new.
The temperatures finally cooled down enough recently for me to try this on with some other pieces I already own.
This was my face when Patti asked me if I’d be interested in it…
Okay, that is the good thing about thrifting with friends, are you ready for the bad? Can you guess what it is?
Thrifting With Friends – The Bad
The bad thing about thrifting with friends, especially if they are the same size as you and have the same taste as you, is they will score pieces you want.
This also happened the last time we were thrifting in a group and Sherry managed to scoop up this fab embroidered bomber jacket that I desperately coveted. We had to pick numbers to see who would get it as Mel found it.
Needless to say, I think Sherry cheated.
It looks better on her anyhow.
And the ugly?
That only happens when you get into some serious thrift fighting moves as Mel and I demonstrated in our video below
These are real thrift fighting moves that I struggle with almost every time I shop. Now I keep an eagle eye on my cart.
Here are some more of my thrifting tips if you’re interested.
Do you ever secondhand shop with friends?
Do you experience what I described here?