A few quick tips to find the best stuff at thrift stores, courtesy of the LA Times. These tips ran with a longer story on men’s thrift stores in LA.
- Hit the thrift stores on Monday or Tuesday, after they have taken in weekend donations.
- Shop at thrift stores in better neighborhoods, which will have higher quality stuff.
- Inspect clothes carefully for tears, missing buttons, holes and stains. These imperfections may not be easily visible under store lighting.
- Don’t dilly dally if you like something. Stock turns over quickly.
Want to get in on the thrift store action? Find a thrift store near you using these online directories: