The key to thrifting, according to my little sister, is a sense of optimism and a willingness to try new things.
This is NOT a holiday-gift-idea article. (It's late September!) It IS a Marci's-upcoming-half-birthday-gift-idea article.
HOW TO: Pay The Rent By Running Your Own Etsy Shop, Even As You Wonder What You're Doing With Your Life
There are shit weeks with no sales at all. Then, you wake up and check your phone to see that some saint in the West Village ordered five gowns last night and paid your entire rent for the month.
True thrift stores (NOT expensive vintage boutiques -- they are often confused for one another in conversation) are oftentimes messy, chaotic and full of people. The payoff of a good thrifting day is so, so sweet though.