Talk Skirty to Me: 7 tips for ‘dot com’ thrifting

“Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.”

― Karl Lagerfeld



I swore off ALL online shopping this year; so as I languish with withdrawals (I was seriously addicted!) and actually save a decent amount of money — I bequeath to you, dear reader Tangible’s 7 tips for online thrifting, and my favourite online thrift stores. Enjoy!

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One stop shop? or Top-shop? : Thrift shopping and our Social Consciousness

 I love a good pair of kicks. I love a shopping trip.

Forgive my fashionable wiles, dear readers, for this will not be a deeply political post, but it will be an interesting one [!]

I was walking out of an Op-Shop a couple of weeks ago, with a pair of shoes, a necklace and two copies of their In-House publication [a ‘pricey’ 70 cents each] and I thought to myself:

Are op-shops making people more socially conscious?

Are people actually connected with their purchases — their materialism is supporting those less fortunate, but is this making people more socially conscious?

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In my own mind, initially, I begged to differ. I disagreed with my own thought[!]
I’m an  avid op-shopper, but I viewed my purchases as ‘shopping’, not so much in the sense of a ‘charity donation’.
Some peruse pages of books, websites, some peruse coffee shops and bars. I peruse coat hangers, I rummage, I try, I buy — as my form of relaxation. Among my friends, I have a solid reputation as a glamorous bargain hunter.

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