11 Tips for Finding Quality
Clothing at Thrift Stores
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Have you noticed the price of brand
new quality clothing lately? Nothing
seems to go below $60.
For tightwads, this is way too
expensive, especially when there are
other options like secondhand
shopping in thrift stores.
Many people have happily embraced
thrift shopping, filling their
wardrobes with cheap good quality
clothes that are only a fraction of the
cost of retail items. They are also
loving the idea of wearing or using
vintage items, which are
exceptionally unique and classy.
Things to Check
Finding quality secondhand clothing
does not have to be a guessing game.
There are indicators:
1. Metal Zippers
Plastic zippers are generally less
durable, easier to pull off the track,
and harder to zip. Save yourself from
a lot of frustration by choosing clothes
with metal zippers.
When washing and drying though,
the teeth of metal zippers can easily
damage the fabric of your clothing. Be
sure to zip it up before laundering to
make them last longer.
2. Natural Fibers
Synthetic fabrics like spandex,
polyester, nylon, and acrylic are made
They are more prone to piling and are
easily damaged by too much heat
during drying and ironing.
If you want clothing that holds up
naturally after washing, get natural
materials like linen, wool, or cotton.
3. Patterns That Align
When buying quality clothing, details
matter. Check how well the plaids,
stripes, and other patterns align at the
Details matter. Check the seams of the
clothes and see how well the patterns
align at the seams. Aside from looking
unsightly, poorly matched patterns
are indicators of hasty, poor-quality
4. Durable Seams
Stitches join two or more pieces of
fabric in a seam. Most wardrobe
malfunctions are due to faulty seams.
To make sure this does not happen to
you, you must learn how to spot
quality seams. They should be laid flat
and free from raveling, puckers, and