For a past couple of weeks, I am mentioning more my passion for thrifting and today I have another video on the subject. It is a thrift haul kept in back to school subject with a bit of a twist added by a challenge.
For this challenge I have set a few rules:
1. I dedicated for thrift shopping 1000 KCZ ( 35 EU)
2. I am going to buy only items that enrich my closet. It means I should not get stuff similar to what I already have, or ones that I would not use after shooting this haul.
3. All the items has to match each other, so it is easy to style them up.
4. I stick to the list of items that I am to buy.
5. Obviously, all the items had to be from second-hand stores.
With these rules in place and camera in my hand I was ready to shop.
As I have finished, I discovered that the outcomes of this challenge were surprising.
Lets start with the numbers. First of all, I spend only half of set budget, even though I bought almost all the items that I had on the list. I put the most get accessories, though, but it was due to following the rule of not buying what I already have. Secondly, I spent only 3.5-4 hours on the whole shopping activities. That is an insanely little amount of time. I was expecting it to be twice as big. I have visited 4 shops.
Apart from numbers, there were also other findings. Firstly, I got surprised with what I got and what I didn’t. I was expecting to get a lot of sportswear, but surprisingly, I end up not getting it at all. On the other hand, I had two pairs of denim on the list and I was expecting not to find them, but I got them before leaving the second store.
The biggest surprise of this challenge, though, was how easily I got all the items from the list. Few times happened, that I wanted to get something, I already had. This point makes me super happy, cos it debunks the myth of thrift stores as ones filled in with everything but what you need. Many times I have heard that when shopping in second-hand stores you should not expect anything. Go with the flow, they say.
I hope that with this challenge I showed a new side of thrift shops, that is super friendly to people like myself, who like to shop for specific items.
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How do you like such challenge? Do you like thrifting? Let me know in the comments below.