Although we generally focus on the shopping part of the thrift chain, I want to take a moment to talk about donation. If you want to rack up some good thrift karma, learning to be a great clothing donor is a fantastic place to start. Most of these tips are pretty self-explanatory, but since thrift stores can end up as dumping grounds for closet castoffs it’s worth discussing the basics.
Don’t donate ruined stuff
A snag here or small stain there isn’t the end of the world, but clothing that is truly and completely ruined? The thrift store can’t re-sell that any more than you can wear it. Large rips or tears, obvious stains, overwhelming smells, holes, broken and hard to replace closures can be deal-breakers.
Originally posted 2014-02-27 06:45:28.
Gorgeous reader Abi had this request:
I’d love it if you could explain colour for me – how do I know what colours suit me, what goes, what clashes, etc.? I know other people have written articles about this, but they’re complicated and confusing. No one just seems to break it down in a way that works.
Like this from Gala Darling. It gives me 6 possible categories and I can’t be all of them. Or this from Academic Chic. It’s way too complicated and theoretical.
Originally posted 2009-08-17 05:51:00.