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