Friday, August 10, 2012

A THRIFTING EXCURSION


I've been missing thrift shopping like crazy lately. Especially coming from Southern California, where there is basically a thrift store every two blocks. Life has been so busy lately that thrifting has been put on the back burner. Philly does have a good amount of little thrift and vintage stores, but it does not compare to Cali. And there isn't enough time to take a drive out to the suburbs to get the best of the best. My friends and I did spend two weekends ago thrift shopping around Philadelphia and strolling through the city streets with friends. What I love most about thrift stores is the not-so-thought-out randomness of it all. You never know what you might find beneath all the junk. Digging deep is all part of the glory of the find. And there is a jewel to be sought somewhere. One of my favorite places to make a pit stop at on a good thrift day is Philly Aids Thrift right off South Street. A rough-and-tumble mix of everything from vintage clothes to brand new Asian comics, this place is always exciting to lay your eyes upon. There is a weirdness about it’s funky decor that really draws me in. A shopping experience that makes you look twice while you dig for the deals is always an A+ in my book.

**Pictures by me

24 comments:

ashley faye said...

you should head into jersey for some good thrifting. where most of the stuff you find in philly stores comes from prob.

i also looked forward to the punk rock flea market when i was livin there. good stuff!

Natalie Suarez said...

YOU ROCK MY LIL WORLD OFF!!!!!

Meaghan said...

I really need to take the time to thrift and not be rushed. I have only been a couple times and rarely found anything, I seem to do better and have more patience for searching online for good vintage finds.
Soon though, once it cools off down here I will venture the thrift shops here in town and dig a bit. Thanks!

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AVY said...

One of the good things about California.


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Rory said...

I want to move to a big city like Philly so I can thrift more often, too. In my small, suburban town, thrifting isn't even an option! We have consignment shops but that's it :(
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garde said...

cool pics! great blog
fran

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Liglin L said...

Such cool pictures! I love thrifting :)

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modern Suburbanites said...

awesome finds!

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monkeyshines ♥ said...

beautiful photos!

Bises,
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lipoooo said...

stunning photos and really good blog! Plus for you.. Have a nice day, lady :)

~lipoo

Seeking Style said...

I can spend hours in thrift stores like this :)

xo Jennifer

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Emily said...

How I wish I had shops like this where I live. I could spend hours in them!

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xx

Lani said...

I definitely agree that Cali has thrift stores everywhere. I've always wanted to see what other states have to offer, though! Love the pictures :)

Ava Tallulah said...

Thrifting is literally one of my favorite past times. It's so fun to see what gems you can dig up!

Ava Tallulah

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♥ Cassandra (Backtofive) said...

Beautiful pictures! It's time to find time to go thrifting to find some cool stuff.

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UnaBb said...

wow,lovely stuff,great photos!

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Alee R. said...

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Michelle Lee said...

great post :)

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FashionFlirt said...

Love it! xx

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Ms.Fashionista said...

Thrifting is so great. I love when you come across the really special incredible item for like $5. Vintage clothing always has a story.


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xo

a. said...

Your thrift stores are so much better than ours! (from Australia)
I almost want to go over there with an empty suitcase and go on a thrift store tour!

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Maria Chloe said...

Great photos!(: