I love filling holes in my wardrobe. One of the nice things about thrifting early and often is keeping an eye out for particular items you know you need. Preferably, you can use some prescience and foresight to shop for things you don’t need immediately. This gives you the flexibility to wait until you find exactly what you want at a price you’re willing to pay.
I’d been on the lookout for a good, utilitarian raincoat for quite a while. At my shop, almost everything eventually goes on sale for $2 if you’re willing to wait long enough and if the item isn’t nabbed by another enterprising client. Finally – after months of checking out the coat rack, I found a perfect London Fog raincoat (retails value: about $150) for . . . $2. This means I paid about 1 percent of the original price.
Excuse me while I do my happy dance in the rain . .