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15 Tips For Plus Size Thrift Shopping, Because Vintage Comes In All Sizes


Thrifting is my favorite way of buying clothes. The thrill of finding some amazing vintage threads while thrifting, as opposed to purchasing the same dress you’ve seen 15 fashion bloggers rock, is so much more rewarding, IMO. But knowing how to thrift shop when plus size is a skill anyone over a size 12 has to pick up, because unfortunately, most thrift stores aren’t made with us in mind. That said, I may be known to purchase items that don’t fit me, just because they’re beautiful and I want them more than anyone else ever would.

If you’re lucky enough to live near a plus size thrift store, the following tips might not be super helpful to you. My advice is for those looking for gems in the same stores that their friends frequent: The thrift stores that you have to tear apart for an hour in order to find anything decent, but that consequently make it all the more satisfying when you do.

Maybe my passion for thrifting comes from a personal desire to have a wardrobe that is incredibly different to anybody else’s, or maybe I’m fascinated by the thrill of thrifting itself. But my mom brought me up shopping in thrift stores, and I’m going to continue to do so until I die. No matter what size I am. Here are some tips for how to do the same.

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