Something about this post makes me want to bust out a Macklemore song. Is it just me?
Who says you’ve got to shell out the big bucks to look fantastic? Sure, big time shops and designer retailers want you to think that great fashion comes with a hefty price tag, but that is simply not the case! Savvy shoppers know that right now, thrift stores are a wealth of great finds from vintage looks to slightly loved designer apparel.
Since Boulder shares space with some fairly successful entrepreneurs and fashionable college students, there are great finds to be had at some of Boulder’s most well-known thrift stores. Take a look at what they have to offer:
Located right on the Pearl Street Mall, this place is a hipster’s paradise. They’ve got everything from retro jackets to kitschy accessories and your favorite old school bands on vinyl. Goldmine is definitely a treasure trove of vintage finds.
This place offers uncommonly good prices for folks who want to look great, but have a pretty tight budget. Also, for those looking to make a few extra dollars, they offer consignment as well. Common Threads in Boulder is a great place to get fashionable finds for less.
Is this place part of a chain of thrift stores? Yes. Does that stop it from having one of the best sections of clothing in Boulder? Absolutely not! Whether you describe your look as Bohemian Punk or Neo Flapper, the chances of you finding the perfect outfit at Buffalo Exchange are pretty good.
Candy’s Vintage Clothing & Costumes
This place has been a staple in Boulder since 1977. If anyone gets the whole retro thing, it’s going to be these cats. Not only can you find some great old school pieces, you can also find some fantastic costumes and accessories! When it comes to vintage, Candy’s has it in the bag.
Looking for some places to thrift in Boulder while also giving your money to a great cause? Have no fear, there is a wealth of places that you can go shop at to find great outfits and make sure your money goes to a great cause.
If you want to help out the animals, check out the Greenwood Wildlife Thrift Shop or the Boulder Humane Society’s Thrift Store. To help make a difference with an organization that provides hospice care, shopping at the TRU Hospice Thrift Shop ensures that your dollar goes to help people who need support. To support crisis services, such as Boulder County SafeHouse, The Mental Health Center and The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, take a trip to ARES Thrift Shop on Spruce.
There are so many ways that you do good by spending your hard earned money at thrift stores in Boulder. You give money back to the community, you help several noble causes and it’s greener than supporting clothing manufacturers. Thrift on, Boulder!