A larger philosophy permeates the act of thrifting which celebrates the recycling of formerly-owned items, finding new use and new love for vintage material goods which had been thrown out, and the thrill of imagining what the former life of the item was like.
A 'zine called "Thrift Score", published in the 1990s by Ms. Al Hoff, celebrated this lifestyle. Many "resale" shops pull their more interesting items from thrift stores and sell them at higher prices - the premium is because the "digging for gold" has already been done.
BAY THE CAST-OFF QUEEN; Long before the A-List Made Vintage Clothing the Norm for the Red Carpet, Bay Garnett - Top Fashion Stylist and Co-Editor of Cult Magazine Cheap Date - Was Obsessed with 'Thrifting'
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Want to Be the Height of Fashion? Then Think Cheap and Go Downmarket ; Conspicuous Consumption Has Gone out of Style, and Thrifting Is the Clever New Way to Shop. Wayne Hemingway Reveals How - and More Importantly Where - to Bag the Funkiest Bargains
Jun 08, 2003; I want to get one thing straight. I'm actually pretty wealthy and could afford as many designer labels as would fit into a full...