08/17/16 3:21pm
It's National Thrift Store Day! Make like Macklemore and pop some tags. Photo by Jess Keefe.

It’s National Thrift Store Day! Make like Macklemore and pop some tags. Photo by Jess Keefe.

It seems like every day there’s a new made-up holiday. Some of them, it’s hard to figure out the motivation behind why they exist, like, National Middle Child Day, for example, which apparently was on Aug. 12. Others, it’s obvious were created with the intention of getting us to buy shit. At least today’s fake holiday, #NationalThriftStoreDay, is in the name of a good cause, encouraging the principles of reduce, reuse, recycle.

And in New York, donateNYC has taken the reins, partnering with dozens of secondhand stores around the city where you can either donate goods or purchase them used. Today’s efforts are also in support of the city’s 0x30 initiative, which sets the goal that by the year 2030, New Yorkers will contribute zero waste to the city’s landfills.

If the mission behind #NationalThriftStoreDay isn’t enough to incentivize you, there are a few deals to get you out there thriftin’ and giftin’. And hey, today could be the day you finally find that perfect vintage summer dress. (more…)

08/14/14 10:55am
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Thrifting is love at Recycle-A-Bicycle. via Facebook

It seems only appropriate that August 15, along with being my mother’s birthday (once affectionately nicknamed the Coupon Queen by her loving family) is also National Thrift Store Day. While those of you with summer Fridays may be too fancy to get excited about 15-50% off donated, pre-used clothing and housewares, but for the rest of us this is cause for citywide celebration. (more…)