D.C. thrift stores thrive in tough economic times
- Trash is so vintage. (Flickr/Kate)
Vintage, as you know by now, is in. You wouldn't be caught dead admitting your outfit came from Urban Outfitters or American Apparel. But wading through piles of clothes at thrift stores and consignment shops, in search of an outfit for Saturday night, is more than acceptable — even if you end up smelling like grandma.
In D.C., Goodwill of Greater Washington took in $16 million in revenue last year, in large part because of the "young, hip fashionistas" who are making second-hand clothing "more acceptable with [shoppers] who would never have considered coming," Goodwill spokesman Brendan Hurley tells the Washington Times.
Wednesday is National Thrift Shop Day, so get out there and buy some ratty old rags, bed bugs be damned. Here's a map to help you out.
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