Thrift shopping can be fun for those who know how to do it the right way, but can also be pretty overwhelming if you aren’t sure where to start. If you don’t normally go thrift shopping, you’d be surprised to know that you can uncover various treasures whether it be a vintage dress or a pair of designer pumps for a fraction of the price. And while thrifting may take a little bit more patience than shopping at your regular go-to store, it will be totally worth it when you score some unique, affordable finds.
To help you learn how to thrift shop like a pro, we visited Housing Works Thrift Shop in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan with Patrice J. Williams, a thrift shopping veteran and author of Looking Fly on a Dime. Watch the video above to learn the do’s and don’ts of thrifting. You’ll be ready to hit the thrift stores in no time!