We always enjoy shopping secondhand, but today is a particularly good time to hit some of the best thrift stores in the city. Why? Because it’s National Thrift Store Day!
The shopping holiday was founded by ReuseNYC, an association of New York City nonprofits that accept and redistribute donated goods. And since many of its members (and a few others) are participating this year by hosting store-wide sales, now’s the time to restock your wardrobe with retro threads you will actually feel good about throwing down change for.
Discounts aside, there are many other positives to nabbing used wares. When you thrift, you’re helping the planet by reducing excess waste, giving back to those in need and scooping up unique duds no one else has, to list a few.
In case you need any more incentive to go out and get your hands on some pre-worn merchandise, DonateNYC is hosting a kick-ass thrift store crawl involving its partners Housing Works, Vintage Thrift, Goodwill NY and the Salvation Army for Greater New York.
During the event, there will be free grub and refreshments, and you’ll receive 25 percent off when you shop at those aforementioned stores. The crawl kicks off at the Housing Works outpost in Gramercy (157 E 23rd St) at 5pm, at which you’ll receive a special wristband to get discounts. Register for the free event here.