The ‘Thrifting’ Trend: Exploring it’s Benefits and Breaking Stereotypes

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Aqeelah Dean

Contributing Writer

Thrifting is a sustainable and affordable way to obtain the clothing that some college students might need.

When college is brought up the typical stereotype that is attached to students is usually that they are “struggling” or “broke”.

Having to worry about paying for school and purchase other necessary items can be proven to be difficult in some cases.

Clothing is one of those necessary things that people usually need to obtain to go about their daily lives.

Thrifting is a sustainable and affordable way to obtain the clothing that some college students might need.

The act of thrifting has always been around but, it is an even more important outlet now.

“Personally I enjoy thrifting because I find clothing or even other accessories for an inexpensive price,” said student Melissa Singh.

“I like to get pieces from numerous thrift stores and integrate it into my wardrobe.”

Buying second hand can be a way that some college students can get accessible clothing that they like for the low.

“Thrifting for me is such a fun hobby of mine,” said sophomore Yailin Vazquez.

Thrifting is a creative outlet that also, succeeds in lessening some worries that a student might be facing.

As an effect of COVID-19, a lot of students have either lost their campus job or other job making their financial situation even harder.

Buying secondhand clothing is something that has helped and will continue to help students and other people.

Look out! Because thrifting has become a trend that continues to be prevalent in a lot of social circles.

Email Aqeelah at:

adean6@live.esu.edu

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