Since I'm pretty much starting from scratch and don't know any good thrift stores in the LA area, I decided to start with the "bigger" ones, like Goodwill. I went to a Goodwill that's a bit further away from where I live, hoping that there would be better finds. No such luck! I found this dress that was too big, but I liked the print and was willing to reconstruct it into a nice shirt. But I couldn't get over the pricing...I felt like their pricing was pretty expensive! $7.99 for the dresses! For 5 dollars more, I could probably get something new from Forever 21 or H&M. It was the same thing at the next place I went to, "Out of the Closet". Found a dress there I kinda wanted, but it was $8.50! And it was from Target's Xhilaration line, which I could probably get a new dress from for a few dollars more. =.=;; I know that they're trying to make some money for a good cause, but it's still a bit pricey for used items, IMO. And besides, Salvation Army was not that pricey, that one time I went!
I don't know...maybe my expectations were too high, hoping for to get some super cheap steals. But I always hear people finding such great deals, really cheap. Shirts for $1 or 2, dresses for $3. What thrift stores are they shopping at?! I guess I need to do more research!
Have you guys been thrifting before? What was your experience like?
Also, if you know any thrift stores I should check out in the LA area, let me know! :)