I've changed my tune, due to the fact of actually finding some great original pieces at thrift stores in town for the fraction of the price. Once you start seeing results, it's hard to stop. I've learned what I can find at thrift stores and what I'm going to need to get at a regular store. Pretty much, I don't go near the pants. I need long pants and they are hard enough to find in regular stores. I stay away from plain staple tops, because most of the time I can get these at other stores in the clearance racks for the same price. I have been able to find skirts, blouses, jackets, scarves, etc. Oh and those sweet boots in my profile picture. Four bucks. I am not kidding!
One store that has treated us very well is the 22nd Street Thrift Store. I went there the other day with my new Thrifting Buddy. We had a blast with our guilt-free shopping. Seriously, you can clean out the place and not leave much of a dent in your wallet. They have a coupon that you can print off their website for 50% off your whole purchase. Not just one item. Your. Whole. Purchase. That's what I'm talking about! Welcome to the wide world of thrifting!
Found this skirt with the tags still on it.
Scored for $4.