Monday, February 13, 2012
Money Monday: Shopping Thrift
Serious savers love to shop second-hand looking for hidden treasures at thrift stores. In tonight's Money Monday, 7 Lynn Martinez shows you how much can save and how to find the best deals.
WSVN -- Maria German never misses a chance to shop for cheap chic.
Maria German: "I love to shop thrift stores and all kinds of vintage markets."
David Vega says you can't beat thrift store deals.
David Vega: "You do save a lot because you're no, you come here with like $20 you can leave with a shirt, shorts, sandals, and you leave out with a whole outfit, basically."
Before spending big bucks at the mall, many shoppers like David and Maria are hitting local thrift stores where designer brands wear bargain basement price tags.
Ida Williams: "We have sometimes, Diesel, Armani. We get True Religion jeans, we get Lee, Polo, Ralph Lauren. We get every designer really you can think of."
At Out of the Closet on South Beach, shoppers can get a pair of Banana Republic pants for $6.99 a shirt for $3.99 or a cocktail dress for $7.
Masha: "I save a lot of money I find a lot of pieces that are unique."
To find the best deals, thrifters say to be open minded look for anything you might need. From art to books to accessories go often, new donations come in every day and the best stuff always goes fast.
Ida Williams: "We have some customers who come actually maybe five to six times a week, customers we see every single day that come in and they get good buys on furniture, clothing even electronics."
And try to shop during sales for even more savings.
Jessica DeLeon: "People love our $1. It's not every day that you can find an article of clothing for $1."
David Vega: "I've left with a Jean-Paul Guetier wallet for $2. It's amazing what you can find here."
Today, Maria leaves with seven movies and five articles of clothing all for less that $15. Proof positive second-hand shopping really pays.
Ida Williams: "Don't knock it till you try it definitely."
Lynn Martinez: "Whether you're shopping for clothes or furniture, it's important to always give your thrift store find the once-over to make sure there are no defects."
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Out of the Closet Thrift Stores
Red White & Blue Thrift Store
The Salvation Army Thrift Store