Fifty years ago, you never wanted to mention getting a deal on something or buying second-hand. Now, it's something to brag about. A popular song made it even cooler to thrift shop and "pop tags." It's completely snazzy to "wear your grandpa's clothes," but you can find so much more at the shops. More often than not, you will get compliments on a thrift find over a new good.
Goods today are cheap, low-quality, outsourced, and extremely over-inflated in price. The sweatshop clothing presented now already has threads ripping at the seams, thinned-out cheap polyester is the main textile, and buttons will break off. Who likes to have pangs of guilt for supporting that system where we are both the slave and slave driver? And then you might have to pay to have the item fixed. Low cost is the obvious reason to go, but there are other less obvious benefits.
I don't think the thrift shops of the future will have much quality to offer as everything continues to break down - so here are 17 reasons to go thrifting now: