Are you a fan of thrifting?
I certainly am and I really enjoy visiting second hand stores and go on a hunt for those "hidden gems!"
My passion for thrifting started developing when I first moved to London! In Croatia we didn't have such tradition of thrifting and there weren't even many second hand stores where I used to live, but in London I discovered a whole new world when it comes to thrifting!
During my stay in London, I even worked for a while at one second hand shop, the PDSA (which helps animals in need).
I was amazed at finding out how many cool and even brand new items I can get for such affordable prices!
Here in Italy, where I live now, we don't have this tradition so developed, but there are a few second hand stores that I love visiting! I try not to go there too often, because that could cause some serious issues to my closet/storage space, as every single time I go there, I return with bags of clothes and accessories, all real gems, all super affordable!
How can I resist?
So recently I watched too many thrift store hauls on youtube, and as a result, I had to go thrifting!
I've given myself a € 20 budget and said I was going to look for great quality, warm winter knitwear!
I was very lucky as I managed to find so many gorgeous, warm winter sweaters, made of wool, mohair and cashmere!
The price was from € 1- € 4, for these items, which was unbelievable, given the quality of the materials and the perfect condition they were in!
I filmed a try on thrift store haul video, so if you'd like to see all the items that I got and how they look like on me, check it out here.
Needless to say, after such a successful thrifting experience, I couldn't resist the temptation to go back the next day and... thrift some more!
And I ended up finding more great things, that I'll share with you soon.
Let me know, which one was your favorite item from this haul?
xo from Italy,
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