26. Learn About Brands to Get Better Deals
One of the best ways to save a lot of money at the thrift stop is to know what you’re looking at. For example, if you’re always shopping on a budget, you might stick to brands like Old Navy or Walmart clothing. So you might not recognize some of the brand names on labels. But if you educate yourself on somebody high-end brands, you know when you find a genuinely good deal.
For example, it might be a good deal for you to find a shirt that cost $10 at Old Navy, and you can pay $1 for it at the thrift stop. But it’s an even better deal if you find a $100 shirt and pay a dollar for it. Once I started educating myself more about fashion brands, I began to find amazing deals at my local thrift stores. No, I have a wardrobe filled with designer clothing that cost me almost nothing to buy.