NATIONAL THRIFT SHOP DAY
On National Thrift Shop Day on August 17th, get ready for some bargain shopping! Nearly every town in the United States offers a thrift shop or second-hand store. So there’s no excuse not to celebrate.
A thrift shop (also known as a thrift store, charity shop, hospice shop, second-hand shop, consignment or resale shop) is a retail establishment that sells gently used items. Typically, charitable organizations run the stores to raise money according to the organization’s stated charitable purpose. The organization may also use some of the items to help others get back on their feet after a disaster or when times have been difficult.
The public donates most items, while volunteers staff the stores. Since the items are donated, prices are adjusted to a lower cost to the buyers.
In a consignment shop, people bring their used items in to sell. When the item sells, the consignment shop keeps a percentage of the sales.
Everyone wants to save money. More and more, people are shopping at thrift stores. Clothing, furniture, and household goods are great finds among the other hidden treasures within the walls of thrift shops across the country. To some, shopping at a thrift store isn’t even about the price (that’s just a bonus!), but instead, it’s about the adventure of finding vintage and antique items.
While thrift shopping helps the budget, it also helps the environment. Every item purchased from a thrift shop is one less item in a landfill. It’s recycling at its best!
Other Benefits of Thrifting:
- Redecorate on a budget – Thrifty shoppers know styles come and go. Find the one you’re looking for at the thrift store.
- Dress for less – No matter the occasion, #CelebrateEveryDay with styles galore!
- Enhance your budget – By saving money thrift shopping, you’ll have more money for more important things.
- Expand your library – Books of all kinds find their way to the thrift stores.
HOW TO OBSERVE #ThriftShopDay
Seek some specials at the Thrift Shops in your area. If you have items you no longer use, consider donating them. Check your local thrift shops for deals and make a day of shopping with a friend. Another option, find out how you can volunteer.
Use #ThriftShopDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL THRIFT SHOP DAY HISTORY
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