Thrift Shop Day is here.! Are you guys ready to have a fun holiday with some great bargain shopping? Yes? Good, because August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day and is observed on this day all across the United States.
A thrift shop, also known as a thrift store, hospice shop, charity shop, or resale shop, is a retail establishment typically run by a charitable organization to raise funds to be used in accord with the organization’s stated charitable purpose. Thrift shops are a type of social enterprise that usually sell used goods that are donated by members of the public and are often staffed by volunteers. Since the items sold are second hand, this usually means great prices!
Observing National Thrift Shop Day is not only a great way to save money, but it also helps support the charity organizations who run shops in your area.
Shopping at thrift stores is becoming more and more popular these days. You can find good deals on lots of items: from clothing to furniture, to household goods, to suprising finds like heirlooms, unique works of art, to vintage items great for decorating. To some, shopping at a thrift store isn’t even about the savings, it’s about the adventure of finding some vintage and antique items.
How To Observe
If you want to enjoy this day, prepare to search through dusty, old things to find great treasures hidden away. Here are just some of the ways that you can celebrate this Thrift Shop Day:
- Visit your local thrift stores and spend some time browsing through their goods. Who knows, you might end up bringing home some priceless works of art!
- Host a thrift shop party at your home; decorate it like you would a second hand store, and swap goods with your friends and neighbors.
- Create an outfit made from items you found secondhand and encourage others to shop secondhand instead of fast fashion.