Growing popularity of thrift stores

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Thrifting has become remarkably popular throughout recent years; it has become more than just useless junk. With a little patience and determination, you can find unique inexpensive pieces. 

Thrifting can either be a hit or miss. Sometimes you hit the jackpot and find a name brand piece for cheap, while other days you will just find worn-out t-shirts. 

Stores such as Goodwill, The Salvation Army, and Savers have sales that can’t be beaten. They label items with specific colored tags on them, and on certain days a color can be up to 50 percent off. 

Many students enjoy the bargains. Darius Reynaldo, a senior, says, “I like thrifting because it’s cheap, sustainable and I can find things I can’t find at the retail stores.” According to Eleanor Goldberg, 81 pounds of clothing are thrown out by individuals each year. These clothes end up in landfills. Thrifting helps decrease pollution, because buying used items reduces the amount of clothes ending up in the landfill and reduces manufacturing demand. 

Although many individuals love thrifting, some still have their doubts about it. Jose Villescas, a junior, explains, “I hate thrifting, because you shouldn’t use clothes that have been used.” When items are donated, they are not always washed.”

It can also take a while to find good items that you want, which is why some prefer shopping at retail stores where everything is easily accessible. 

With thrifting you either hate it or love it, but you can’t ignore the great savings. 

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