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Style

Thrift Store Style: The Affordable and Eco-friendly Way to Shop

I love thrift stores. Some of my best clothes come from thrift stores, and thrifting is both cheaper and more environmentally friendly than buying things new. It’s one of the few things you can do that’s good for the earth and cheaper than the alternative. It’s also surprisingly fashionable.

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Op Ed

The New American “Cult of Less”

Tammy Strobel owns a grand total of four plates. Kelly Sutton’s apartment is bare except for a neatly made bed and a gaggle of electronic devices. Chris Yurista doesn’t even have a home, but relies on his bicycle, laptop, and the generosity of friends (and sometimes strangers) to get by.

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Parenting

Vintage Kids’ Items, A Parental Advisory

I love vintage things. I have a serious thrifting habit and will have an intense physical reaction if I pass a sign that says “Estate Sale” when driving around town. Since I almost always have my two young kids in tow, this means that the junior members of my family spend a lot of time […]

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Style

My Attempt to Thrift an Outfit for Under $10

Ach. I wish I could say that this was a rapturous experience, wherein I pulled together some amazing vintage pieces that make me look like Alexa Chung’s shorter blonde twin. While I wouldn’t call this whole experiment a wash, I can unequivocally state that I spent more than $10 and I only wound up with […]