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Thrift Stores: Where to Go for Knockout Buys

Vintage Coach leather saddlebag I recently picked up.

Tired of combing the racks only to find that everything seems out of your price range? If you’re feeling frustrated with mainstream fashion, get your street smarts on and seek out a thrift store. Though it may take a little more elbow grease and patience than your typical jaunt to Urban Outfitters, you can be sure that with a bit of work you’ll find fabulous items at ridiculously low prices. If you’re a relative newcomer to the thrift store scene, hit up TheThriftShopper.com to find secondhand in your area. Below, I offer five stores in the Baltimore area that I’ve found useful:

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Super Color Blocker!

Super Color Blocker!

Super Color Blocker! by glamourgirl213 featuring a shift dress

I did not begin as a color blocking enthusiast. Something about the Crayola colors mashed against one another in chunky comic-book fashion simply rubbed me the wrong way. Too much on the eyes, perhaps, with nary a belt or a blazer in sight to cover up the shock. But despite my reluctance, the trend persisted. Continue reading