1.25.2011

How To-esday: Finding Thrift Stores


When visiting a new place, people tend to have the desire to bring a piece of it home with them.  Some travelers do this by collecting trinkets like spoons or shot glasses with the town/city name on it.  As for me, I like to find a vintage treasure from the town.  I get more use out of a vintage dress or scarf and I love the feeling that I am wearing something with a great story behind it.  For this reason, I am absolutely obsessed with this site The Thrift Shopper.  This little gadget generates the thrift stores of the area you seek via zip code. It even gives you a rating and shoppers review on each store.   

This summer I plan on taking a two week road trip across the north-west and up into Canada and back down through California.  I will be using The Thrift Shopper to help me get my souvenir-thrift-fix while traveling.  {If you missed my guest post on thrifting how-to's stop by Style'n to have a good read}.

13 comments:

Some Style... said...

lovely! haven't been Thrift-Shopping for quite a while! have to check it out! ;) xoxo

http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/

Some Style... said...

lovely! haven't been Thrift-Shopping for quite a while! have to check it out! ;) xoxo

http://some-kind-of-style.blogspot.com/

Mizdragonfly said...

boo, it's only for the US :( Don't know if they're something liek that for Canada - a visit to a new town isn't complete without some vintage shopping!

-miz

Van said...

I'm definitely the same way, I have to see what vintage hunting is like in other cities.

Google Maps is an amazing way for folks to find thrift store internationally.

kendall k. said...

Great site! thanks for the recommendation.

Josie said...

What a fun site -- and love the idea of getting something vintage when you're traveling.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Marcie said...

Love this! I am such a vintage thrift shopper and can't wait to visit this site.

xo Marcie

Amber Blue Bird said...

this was much needed in my life. thanks!

Elizabeth said...

thanks for this post! I'm actually going to go goodwill shopping thanks to you!

Moosette said...

I had never heard of thrift shopper - such an awesome tool! I too love bringing up a vintage accessory from my travels - especially bags!

jessica said...

thanks for sharing!! definitely have to check it out!

Annie said...

That is so cool! I love thrifting but usually don't do it on trips because I don't know where to go... so this is perfect!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Cool website- thanks for the link!

Find Maeberry Vintage Clothing Store online at maeberryvintage.etsy.com or at our Salt Lake City, Utah location 207 East Broadway (300 South) in the lower level of Now & Again.