Thrift Shopping With Bethenny

Bethenny Frankel tweeted this photo yesterday morning and we are loving it.  Thrift shopping with Hoda Kotb?  See, saving the planet IS cool. Bethenny says so. This is an hysterical homage to musicians Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' hit video for Thrift Shop. They are lyrical geniuses who  are taking over the world with their engaging and thought provoking rhymes. And if an additional little part of that means shopping for a better world, then we are all for it.  #shopsmart 

Here are our top tips on thrift shopping:

So today, I'll keep it simple and give you a few tips on exactly what to look for when venturing out to any resale location:

1. Shop locally and frequently. Save on those awful carbon emissions and stay within about 15 miles of your house, especially since you need to do this on a weekly basis to find the best deals.

2. Never sacrifice on garment quality. Shopping quality brand names is the name of the game with resale especially when you can get a gently used blouse that originally cost $80 for $4 ($2 on half off days). Pay attention to construction- no faux, frays, or fading are three simple rules to shop by.

3. Stay focused on what you NEED. Because resale stores are so full of great deals, it can be overwhelming when you first begin. Make a list of which members of the household you are shopping for and exactly the sizes, colors, and items that they each need. This makes it easy when searching through rows and rows of clothing that quite literally can change while you are shopping.

Want lots of more tips for shopping smart? Try that or refer to our pilot.