Hey Kennedy, Can We Go Thrift Shopping?


Junior Hannah Maus searching for shirts at Treasures Quality Retail Shoppe.

Jenna Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

As summer rolls around, high school students look for new hobbies to take on while school is out. A recent YouTube trend is shooting “Thrift with Me” videos, which take YouTuber’s viewers with them while they shop at various thrift and consignment stores.

Juniors Laura Nus and Savannah Miller are “thrifters” and their favorite places to go are Salvation Army, Goodwill, or Stuff etc.

“I like shopping at Salvation Army because it’s super cheap and has cool things,” Nus said. “While Stuff etc. is a little more pricey but it has cool vintage Kennedy stuff.”

Most thrift shoppers look for vintage team shirts, cheap name-brand clothes like Nike or Adidas, or even just fun unique shirts.

“My favorite item I’ve gotten is a red vintage Adidas sweatshirt,” Miller said.

Miller and Nus recommend that newbies should start out shopping at Salvation Army, because it is a large store with plenty of inventory, and the prices are lower than most consignment stores.

“You can’t be in a hurry looking for things,” Nus said, “and you can’t go into the store with high expectations, because if they don’t have what you expected it can be disappointing.”

The aisles that seem to be the best for Miller are the men’s sweatshirts and T-shirts, and women’s jeans.

“It’s just kind of a hit or miss,” Miller said. “Sometimes I’ll find five things and other times I will leave empty-handed.”

Teens who are tired of shopping at their usual stores and spending a lot of money should try out thrifting this summer in CR.

“I think more people should go thrifting because it’s fun and you never know what you’re going to find,” Miller said.