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~Rural Style~ Tips for New Thrifters.... Part 2...When You Don't Find "Anything"...

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

This is my thrift haul from Saturday. A clock and three pair of earrings. I saw nothing else in the Sal Val thrift in my hometown. I tried on some Durango boots but they didn't fit...and I had my non- shopping seven year olds with me, so my focus was off.

It happens...you go thrifting and you find nothing. This is for new thrifters...there will be times you go in a store and find NOTHING you want. Its ok!!! Don't you go into other retail stores and find nothing you want? Thrift Stores are just the same. I get new and curious thrifters say that to me all the time "I went in...I didn't find anything"....or...."I'm afraid I won't find anything".  It happens, its ok, the world will not end because that vintage Louis Vuitton or Gucci bag wasn't sitting there for $10 waiting for you. But I have a solution...


Try Try TRY Again!! You must keep going back to same store, find a different store, or find several stores to visit. New merchandise is put out all the time, you might have overlooked something, or it just wasn't anything in there....but I must go back over and over to find things! Don't give up! If you give up, you didn't want to do it anyway. Trust me, I used to loathe my local Sal Val Thrift store, not because there's nothing in there, because its so hometown-everybody wants to have conversation-small town-nosey people-like. I just wanted to shop and not hold a conversation or be someone's personal shopper or answer a zillion questions about what I found.

I hope that you don't give up...this little measly haul...won't make me give up...I'll be back in there on Saturday. lol!