A reader recently suggested we share our favorite thrift store shopping blogs so I rounded up my top favorites. I like to read these blogs for inexpensive home decor and frugal fashion inspiration — in addition to Bargain Babe, of course! New to thrifting? Check out our 15 thrift store shopping tips. Plus, find out why Julia felt guilty about shopping at thrift stores.
Here are 5 thrift shopping blogs you must check out.
Centsational Girl – Katie is a bargain hunter, design lover, and DIY-er. She believes in being fabulous for less. She blogs about furniture makeovers, craft projects, home and holiday decorating, home improvement, and more! Katie shares her knowledge of shopping thrift stores, flea markets, and antique stores. This gal lives in Northern California, but you won’t feel lost if you don’t live nearby. Katie has been featured on the Nate Berkus Show (anyone else disappointed his show was cancelled?), and has a column in Better Homes & Gardens.
Looking Fly On A Dime – Your wallet doesn’t have to determine your style. Patrice, a New York City-based writer will teach you how not to sacrifice fashionable choices no matter what your budget. This site embraces all things thrifty including trends for less, budget beauty, and more! You may recognize Patrice from The Today Show or Nate Berkus Show. She was on these and other shows proving she can put together head to toe looks for less than $10! Patrice also has a Shop My Closet section in her blog.
Thrifty and Chic – If you believe you can turn a place into a home no matter what your budget, you must check out Alicia’s blog. She shares practical and fun ideas to transform your place. You’ll love this blog if you are a diehard DIY-er. I love that she gives her readers a glimpse of her home. It looks so beautiful and expensive, but you won’t believe how little she spent. She provides a step by step guide on how to transform furniture from thrift stores.
Thrift and Shout – I’m envious of Lindsey’s sense of style. She rocks fashionable clothes purchased at thrift shops. She shares her outfits and breaks down the cost of everything. She looks like a million bucks though she didn’t spend anywhere near that. Con: She has a section in her blog where you can shop her closet. This just may be too tempting for those on a budget!
This Mama Makes Stuff – Written by a mom who used to design clothes for Old Navy when she lived in New York. Now an Orange County mama, Carrie blogs about her love of thrifting. This is not just another craft blog reads the blog’s tagline, and it’s true. This Mama refashions clothes, sews, shares tutorials, and gives back! She also shares her favorite thrift stores in Southern California. This is a nice source of inspiration even if you’re not in the OC.