Top 5 Thrift Hacks


JasmineSkyy Forcer,

A Good Look Staff



Get ready thrift friends because I’m about to divulge some of my best thrift hacks. Check out some of my ultimate thrift hacks below:

  1. Be Patient

Top 5 Thrift Hacks | Goodwill NYNJ

As an avid thrift shopper, I understand the importance of making time to thrift shop. I can’t simply walk into a thrift store and expect to find that little black dress in an hour. I couldn’t even do that in a traditional department store. It becomes even more of a challenge in a secondhand shop where there is one of each style.

2.  Be Open-minded

Top 5 Thrift Hacks | Goodwill NYNJ

You know that Rolling Stones song ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’? Well, this is true especially when it comes to secondhand shopping. You may find a dress that’s perfect for prom. You’ve been dreaming about a dress just like it but it’s a few sizes too small.  You’ll have better luck if you keep an open mind. New items come in store every week and sometimes every few days. A secondhand shop may feature all black combat boots one day and red kitten heels the next. Don’t stress out about it! Just adjust your expectations and you may find something even nicer!

3.  Be knowledgeable

They say “what you don’t know won’t kill you”. Uh, false! Knowledge is power. Like knowing the color of the day at your favorite Goodwill. It’s also really helpful to know that our rewards card offers points for every dollar spent. Points that you can use to purchase even more things in the future.

4.  Become friends with your tailor

Remember when I said to be open-minded? Well, your tailor might help. If you find a gem of a denim jacket but find it’s too small bring don’t leave it on the rack! That’s nothing a good tailor can’t fix. Besides, oversized jackets are really in right now.

Top 5 Thrift Hacks | Goodwill NYNJ

When you #ShopGoodwill , not only will you look good, you’ll feel good, too! Head here to find GoodwillNYNJ store locations near you!
JasmineSkyy Forcer is a NYC-based writer, blogher and thrifter.  She lives for the theatrics and loves to seek, find and photograph graffiti all over the world. To learn more about Jasmine’s thrifty adventures in NYC check her out at


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