A Basic Guide & Tips To Shopping

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Thrifting is an art form. One that we happily teach to anyone interested.
Check out our tricks of the thrifting trade, and become a Rethink ReuseTM pro in no time.

The pre-thrift checklist

Before you head out, make sure you’re poised and prepared. See the pre-thrifting list.

Vintage 101

A complete guide for beginners! 
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11 rules

How to shop smart and stay that way. Learn more

Union labels

If it says “Int’l Ladies Garment Workers Union,” that means it's vintage legit!

Let's talk shop

Vintage secrets from WhoWhatWear.
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Vintage sizes

Vintage from the 50s and 60s runs 4-6 sizes smaller, so size up!

Home vintage

Hear Apartment Therapy's take on successful thrifting. Learn more

Brand labels

The Vintage Fashion Guild(VFG) offers a Label Resource with many fashion labels

Look closely

Signs of a vintage garment: side-snap closures and saw-toothed edges.

Repair and rescue!

Clean or fix up a vintage or thrift find in no time. Show me

Restyle Store® - See the pros shop

Stylist Myriam Laroche, mom Mathilda Nilsson and Grammy-winning rapper Macklemore share their thrift tips at Value Village, one of the Savers' family of thrift stores.

Thrift Shopping Tips
Thrifting for Toys
Macklemore's Thrift Tips