40 thoughts on “Singlehandedly destroys thrifting

  1. Anonymous says:

    You have to go to the thrift stores that reseller dorks are too pussy to go to.

    Check if your city has any thrift stores on or near Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd if you catch my drip.

      • Anonymous says:

        Complete opposite for my city I guess. Rich or just white areas are where thrift stores sell used tshirts for $5. My go to is in the niggest part of town, every thing is a great deal, and the only clothes that I would consider over priced are Nike or Air Jordan brand or new with tags. The nig workers there have no clue what single stitch is or any vintage band shirts that have a high value. The thrift stores in the less black part of town always seem to have some hecking expert working there that knows how to price everything where it will sell, but at a price it’s not worth trying to make money off of it.

        • Anonymous says:

          >sell used tshirts for $5
          Is this bad? Lowest I’ve seen is $3 and that was a plain tshirt with moth holes

      • Anonymous says:

        nah dude i live in seattle and i’ve been into fashion a long time
        right after mackelmore’s song started getting radio play ALL the thrift stores started jacking their prices up. i’m talking like $30 for tees $60 for jeans etc. $100+ for knits and jackets.
        except now its even more brutal because companies like goodwill have the employees pick through and select anything resellable or good out of the donations to be sold online so you don’t even find pieces worth paying those jacked up prices anymore.
        the only place worth going anymore is the goodwill BINS not the actual store and salvation army.

        • Anonymous says:

          The bins are a shit show now too. It was always a scuzzy process having to sift thru those piles, but now resellers are showing up there as well.

        • Anonymous says:

          > dude i live in seattle the only place worth going anymore is the goodwill BINS

          If you live in Seattle you have to have textile exporters you just haven’t found yet. I live in a major costal city and we have those and goodwill bins and the bins aren’t worth going to once you find those. They are kind of like the bins except the employees already picked through the bins for you.

        • Sieg says:

          I grew up rich so I didn’t even know what a thrift store was until I was posting on /fashion/ and this tripgay chick mentioned it.

          I went in there the first time and started picking up magic cards and shit for dirt cheap and I really did see the Macklemore effect

          Now it seems very stupid, zoomers buy like pictures of old people for like $10 each because the “film looks cool”

        • Anonymous says:

          Yeah, rich people don’t need expensive clothes to advertise that they’re rich. Everyone already knows they’re rich from looking at their job, lifestyle, assets and the people they hang out with. And they got there not by consooming expensive clothes and accessories, but by making sound investments and financial decisions at every step in their lives. Only poorgay and middle class larpers that have nothing going for them overcompensate by wearing expensive clothes.

      • Anonymous says:

        Opposite where I live. Tysons corner goodwill had some nice button up shirts but that was it. The value village in ghetto Maryland has tons of interesting stuff.

  2. Anonymous says:

    mackelmore started it but its depop and poshmark that truly killed thrifting.

    also
    >that time mackelmore dressed up as an orthodox hebrew with a giant prosthetic nose

  3. Anonymous says:

    In the south us i think the black areas have designer and shit but youll probably get shot
    Rich white areas is college polos and khakis

  4. Anonymous says:

    thrifting always kinda sucked in my city since at least 2010. it was no secret employees got first dibs so almost everything going out was mallcore garbage price above clearance rack prices. me scoring a few apc pants at my thrift is my only highlight of thrifting.
    unironically the only way to score okay stuff is at those thrift bin places you pick through and they charge you by the lb. its hecking stupid how youre paying to basically sort through garbage. it apparently has even more aggressive resellers than your normal thrift, like literal Black folk in there verbally abusing normies for picking tees they wanted and saying that they dont know what theyre really worth.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thrifting was already hecked years before this guy made that song, I remember it going way downhill by the mid 2000s, prices started climbing, good stuff was harder to come by. He just put the nail in the coffin.

  6. Anonymous says:

    >Macklemore
    nah it was travis scott; macklemore just made a corny song ala weird al

    travis well all the hypebeasts followed suit and started upbidding every vintage shirt out there, which caused a rippled effect now everything thrift is vintage/grail/flip – why do you think every thrift tiktok theyre talking about someone shirt?

    funny when all those people got killed at astroworld and travis receded tshirt prices went down due to disassociation lol

    • Anonymous says:

      travis scott was practically unknown when thrifting went to shit
      but yeah he did contribute to making it worse
      his impact was far bigger on ruining sneaker prices

  7. Anonymous says:

    I still have luck where I live, well. known desingner brands gets licked cleaned but lesser known brands I can still find. I hate buying used though. Id rather pay 165 for a pair of jeans and know that if i take care if them they can last me a long time. With used for all I know the previous owner didnt know how to care for the fabric

  8. Anonymous says:

    Fast fashion and reselling are what ruined thrifting. Macklemore probably contributed a little but thrift stores sucked by like 2006.

  9. Anonymous says:

    ThriftBlack folk deserve this. Imagine being degenerate enough to wear some random stranger’s clothes. How much of a low impulse control consoomer are you? If you can’t buy it new, then save up. If it isn’t being produced anymore, then get over it. It wasn’t meant for you. And stop consooming clothes altogether. Wear your existing clothes until they’re about to fall apart and only then buy new clothes. Rather than selling off your perfectly good clothes to thriftmoron stores and consooming more clothes that you won’t even wear for more than a few times.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thrifting had already been ruined years before he made that song, what do you think inspired him to write it in the first place?

    • Sieg says:

      Cool stuff was ruined by social media.

      One of my first thrift store finds was a bunch of NJS stamped bicycle parts at the time I was a college kid with a state bike co frame and a bunch of throfted bike parts

      Then social media ruined fixed gears

      Lately I’ve been buying pewter warhammer figures from thrift stores in the board games and used junk piles

      But I have a feeling we’re about a year away from those being blown up on TikTok by kids who want to resell

  11. Anonymous says:

    >used to find cool stuff on grailed for cheap because it was just people getting rid of old clothes they don’t wear anymore
    >then people started inflating prices for "rare" items until everything cost the same or more than the new price
    >now it’s flooded with chinese bots that spam the catalogue with the same stock images so you can’t even find cool stuff anymore
    I’m so sick of it.

  12. Anonymous says:

    You think some gay’s one hit wonder did this, or the systematic and intentional destruction of the US economy did this?
    Gee its so hard to figure out

  13. Anonymous says:

    He didn’t kill thrifting, he briefly made it a huge fad but that died down.
    What killed thrifting was suburbanite moms raiding every hecking thrift store in a 10 mile radius, taking every good item they found, and reselling them for 6-10x what they paid for.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thrifting was popular before Macklemore, but not in a mainstream sense. What Macklemore did was making it funny or ironic to go to thrifting. Which increased thrift store sales and opened their eyes to potential profits.

      Travis Scott, Post Malone, ASAP Rocky and a bunch of others came along and popularized certain thrifting aspects, band tees, vintage shoes and shit like that. And thats what rocketed the prices up so high.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thrifting was over when stuff started costing more than 10 bucks. Which was in the early to mid 2000s, all this junk used to cost like 50 cents to $5.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Thrift stores keep the cool shit for themselves to sell online and only display the actual trash for people to buy, the game has changed a lot, mostly because of resellers

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