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SNEAK PEAK: Our New Westshore Thrift Store in Langford, BC!

Follow along with Jade while she scopes out our NEW Westshore Thrift Store in Langford, BC — with the official grand opening happening Thursday, June 6th at 10am!
 
“Spanning more than 11,000 square feet this new location is packed with hidden treasures and fab finds. I saw so many cool and unique pieces and I can’t wait to be one of the first in line! Located at: 975 Langford Pkwy”

Video contributed by: Jade of @jadee.chamberlin, Salvation Army Thrift Store Collaborator

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Ready to find your new-to-you favourite thing? Find your local Thrift Store and don’t forget to drop off a donation to get a coupon for 20% off your next purchase.

Clothing & Housewares Haul Finds Under $10

From casual overalls to cute pottery bowls, Anna’s thrift haul proves why secondhand shopping is the best kind of treasure hunt! Which springtime find is inspiring you to hit up your local Thrift Store?

Casual Overalls - $6.99

Anna’s first score was a pair of overalls for $6.99. Overalls are super trendy and perfect for any casual occasion, like gardening or hanging out with friends.

Necklaces - $1.99/ea.

Accessories can make any outfit pop, and Anna found two beautiful necklaces for just $1.99 each. These necklaces add the perfect touch of sustainable style to her outfits.

Grey SS Blouse - $3.99

She snagged a short sleeve grey blouse for $3.99. It’s simple, stylish, and goes with anything, whether she’s pairing it with jeans, shorts, or a skirt.

Black LS Blouse - $3.99

Next up, Anna found a strapped long sleeve black blouse for $3.99. This blouse is both elegant and versatile. It’s perfect for a night out or a casual day look. The long sleeves make it great for cooler weather, too!

Bowls - $2.99/ea.

In addition to clothes and jewelry, Anna discovered some adorable pottery bowls. She got two pastel green bowls and one with a cute cat face, each for $2.99. These bowls are perfect for adding a fun touch to her home décor.

Video contributed by: Anna Lee of There She Goes, Salvation Army Thrift Store Collaborator

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Come Thrift With Me for Summer Vacation Styles

New friends and fabulous finds! Follow along with our collaborator Camille as she tries on stunning vacation styles from her local Thrift Store, and discover why weekday afternoons are primetime for thrift hauls:

Why Weekday Afternoons are Perfect for Thrifting

Did you know that the ideal time to visit Thrift Stores is weekday afternoons? It’s the perfect opportunity to find pre-loved gems at your own pace.

Vivacious Vacation Looks and More

Camille is on the hunt for vacation outfits, classy shoes, and everything in between. She’s prepared for a haul full of trying on outfits by wearing a convenient one-piece that makes it quick and easy to try on different dresses.

Making Connections Through Thrifting

One of the best parts about thrifting is the sense of community it fosters. Camille loves how thrifting brings people together and establishes meaningful conversations and connections along the way.

Unbeatable Prices: Dresses for $7.99

Camille was blown away to discover that most dresses were priced at just $7.99! Fantastic finds makes it easier than ever to build a stylish summer wardrobe on a budget.

Whether you’re looking for vacation outfits, classy shoes, or just something new to add to your summer wardrobe, visit your local Thrift Store today to be sure to find something special: thriftstore.ca/locations.

Video contributed by: Camille of The Travelling Wardrobe, Salvation Army Thrift Store Collaborator

I Found This

Share your thrifted finds from our stores on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok with the hashtag #IFoundThis to be entered in a monthly draw to win $25 towards your next thrift haul.

Get Thrifting

Ready to find your new-to-you favourite thing? Find the Thrift Store nearest you, and don’t forget to drop off a donation to get a donor coupon for 20% off your next purchase.

Accessorizing Spring Outfits with Secondhand Staples

See how our collaborator Anna accessorizes spring outfits using flattering finds from our Thrift Stores with these three standout outfits she put together:

Outfit 1: Monochromatics

Anna starts with a sleek, all-black outfit that’s both cozy and fashionable. She combines a black fuzzy sweater with a classic black blouse and black leggings. To add some flair, she finishes the look with a bulky statement necklace.

Outfit 2: Casual Cool

For a more laid-back vibe, Anna styles a trendy brown long-sleeve bloused belly top with denim cargo pants. White sneakers give the outfit a fresh feel topped with a dainty necklace to tie it altogether. 

Outfit 3: Edgy Elegance

In her final look, Anna picks an army green romper cinched at the waist with a beautiful belt. She pairs it with leather boots for an edgy, utilitarian vibe.

Video contributed by: Anna Lee of There She Goes, Salvation Army Thrift Store Collaborator

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Spring Fashion Trends: What to Thrift this Season

A Guide to Spring Fashion Trends (& Inspo for your next Thrift Haul)

Your local Thrift Store is one of the best places to shop for all the spring fashion trends so you can look great, do good, and save money. With trends always changing, thrift stores have the wide selection you need to find exactly what you’re looking for, in every size and style.

From playful patterns to sustainable fabrics, here are some of the top spring fashion trends to keep an eye out for in 2024.

Pastel Palettes

Soft pastel hues are making a comeback this spring, bringing a sense of lightness and freshness to wardrobes everywhere. From baby blues to blush pinks and mint greens, pastel colors are versatile and can be incorporated into any outfit, whether it’s a flowy dress or a tailored suit.

Pastel blue snake print boots with spring fashion trends
Pastel pink Spring Fashion Dress hanging on rack
Pastel pink men's and women's spring fashion outfits on mannequins
Pastel yellow pumps on trend for spring fashion

Sustainable Fashion

With an increasing focus on sustainability and ethical fashion practices, eco-friendly materials and clothing brands are gaining popularity. From organic cotton tees to recycled polyester activewear, consumers are seeking out options that are kinder to the planet without compromising on style. Don’t have the time to research sustainable brands? Visit your local Thrift Store instead, where you are shopping sustainably by restyling and reusing garments rather than contributing to the production of new goods.

Yellow Wrap Around Top with Green Flowy Short Skirt 2
Beige Matt and Natt sustainable spring fashion purse

Bold Prints

Say goodbye to understated solids and hello to bold prints and patterns. Whether it’s floral motifs, geometric designs, or abstract artwork, spring fashion is all about making a statement. Mix and match different prints for a playful and eclectic look, or opt for a single statement piece to anchor your outfit.

Orange Halter Top with Floral Full Length Skirt
Mens Red Tropical Button up Shirt with bold print

Flowy Silhouettes

Embrace the breeze with flowy silhouettes and relaxed fits. Maxi dresses, wide-leg pants, and oversized blouses are perfect for capturing the easygoing spirit of spring. Lightweight fabrics like chiffon, silk, and linen not only feel great against the skin but also add movement and fluidity to your look.

Dark Green Maxi Skirt with Black Accessories
Flowy White Summer Silk Dress

Utility Chic

Utility-inspired clothing continues to be a staple in spring fashion, with its blend of functionality and style. Think cargo pants, jumpsuits, and oversized outerwear with plenty of pockets and hardware details. Neutral tones like khaki, olive green, and beige enhance the utilitarian vibe while remaining versatile and easy to wear.

Khaki Green Utility Jumpsuit matching spring fashion trends
Cargo Pants and Plaid Button up

Athleisure Everywhere

The athleisure trend shows no signs of slowing down, as more people seek comfort and versatility in their everyday attire. From yoga pants and sports bras to hoodies and sneakers, activewear-inspired pieces are being incorporated into casual and even semi-formal outfits. Look for elevated fabrics and stylish cuts that blur the lines between sportswear and streetwear.

Athleisure spring fashion trend products on display in the Thrift Store
Ladies Nike Pastel Running Shoes

Retro Revival

Nostalgia takes center stage this spring with a resurgence of retro-inspired fashion. From ’70s-inspired flare jeans and bohemian crochet tops to ’90s-style slip dresses and bucket hats, vintage vibes are everywhere. Mix vintage pieces with modern accents for a contemporary twist on classic styles.

Boho Spring Outfit with flowy top and skirt
Le Chateau Tye Dye Snakeskin Retro Womens Pants

Accessorize with Statement Pieces 

Complete your spring look with eye-catching accessories that add personality and flair. Oversized sunglasses, chunky jewelry, and bold headscarves are all trending this season. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different textures, colors, and shapes to elevate your outfit and express your individual style.

Bracelets hanging on display in Thrift Store
Sunglasses Rack at the Thrift Store

You’re Ready to Start your Spring Fashion Trends Thrift Haul 

As we transition from the subdued tones of winter to the vibrant hues of spring, let these clothing trends inspire you to refresh your wardrobe and embrace the season with style. Whether you gravitate towards soft pastels, bold prints, or utility-chic ensembles, there’s something for everyone in this season’s fashion landscape. So, go ahead, shed those layers, and step into spring on-style and on-budget.

Looking for even more inspo?

We’ve got lots more great thriftspiration where this came from, including seasonal style ideas, different ways to wear the same item, and home decor trends. 

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Mother’s Day DIY: Painting Personal Touches on Thrifted Glassware

Nancy’s taking sustainable heartfelt gifting to a whole new level this Mother’s Day by upcycling glassware finds from her local Salvation Army Thrift Store that were just waiting for a little TLC.

With paints and brushes in hand, Nancy turned these thrifted treasures into personalized gems, adorning them with delicate floral designs; each stroke being infused with love.

Get inspired to add your own personal touch to your celebrations while making a positive impact in your community by watching the video below and visiting your local Thrift Store.

Video contributed by: Nancy of @simplystyledinspo, Salvation Army Thrift Store Collaborator

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Secondhand Ceramic Scores from Streetsville

Take the plunge into a preloved pottery paradise with our collaborator Anna as she uncovers ceramic treasures from our Streetsville store!

From unique clay cups to unexpected décor delights, what finds will you discover on your next Thrift Store adventure to ignite your creative spark?

Anna’s thrift trip was dedicated to gathering inspiration for her pottery studio, from the eclectic assortment of ceramic pieces, colours, and textures lining the shelves of our Streetsville store.

During her haul, she spotted a collection of cups, plates, and bowls, gorgeous  glazes and colour combinations, inspiring her with her future art pieces. Among the pottery pieces, Anna stumbled upon an unexpected find—a colossal fan that’s full of funk!

Anna’s housewares haul serves as a reminder of the true power that sustainable inspiration holds.

Video contributed by: Anna Lee of There She Goes, Salvation Army Thrift Store Collaborator

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Vintage Clothing Guide: Thrifting Tips

A Guide to Vintage Clothing Shopping at Your Local Thrift Store

In the fashion world, there’s a timeless allure surrounding vintage clothing. From the roaring twenties to the vibrant hues of the seventies, each era encapsulates a unique essence–and they are waiting to be rediscovered. Thrift stores stand as treasure troves, offering a portal to the past filled with these sartorial gems for all ages and sizes. Here’s a guide to navigating the aisles and finding your own piece of fashion history.

Embrace the adventure

Thrift stores can be like mazes, each corner holding a potential discovery. (Here’s proof you can thrift for any aesthetic.) The more time you put in to looking at each garment, the more pieces you’ll find. Adopt a patient mindset and allow yourself the luxury of exploring without rushing. Vintage clothing doesn’t reveal itself immediately; it requires a keen eye and a willingness to dive deep. [Check out this video from our content collaborator Vanessa on how it pays off when you take your time thrifting]

Organized clothing and shoes organized on racks in Thrift Store

Educate yourself

Get to know the distinctive styles of different decades. Understand the silhouette, fabrics, and patterns that define each era. This knowledge will serve as your compass, guiding you towards pieces that resonate with your personal style and preferences. People often skip over unique garments simply because they didn’t realize what they were seeing.

Pay attention to quality

Vintage clothing often boasts superior craftsmanship compared to its modern counterparts. Examine the fabric, stitching, and overall condition of the garment. Look for signs of wear that add character without compromising integrity.

Assortment of straw hats hanging on wall at the Thrift Store

Don’t be deterred by size tags and categories

Sizing standards have evolved over time, meaning that a vintage size may not align with current measurements. Instead, focus on fit and silhouette. Many oversized garments from past decades can be effortlessly styled for a modern look.

Moreover, don’t limit yourself to conventional sections. Explore all corners of the thrift store, including men’s and children’s departments. Oversized shirts, blazers, and sweaters from the men’s section can be styled in myriad ways, adding a touch of androgyny to your wardrobe.

Go with the flow

Sometimes, the most extraordinary finds happen by chance. Allow yourself to be drawn to unexpected pieces that speak to your soul, regardless of their era or style. You never know what you will come home with when you visit your local Thrift Store–it might just be exactly what you needed. Get inspired with this video from our collaborator Anna on styling vintage denim jeans.

Vintage clothing shopping at you local Thrift Store is a journey of exploration and self-expression. With an open mind and a discerning eye, you can uncover treasures that transcend time, adding a unique flair to your wardrobe while honoring the craftsmanship and experience of past eras.

If you’re looking for more tips, check out our top 5 thrifting tips.

Video contributed by: Camille of The Travelling Wardrobe, Salvation Army Thrift Store Collaborator

Looking for more style inspo?

We’ve got lots more great thriftspiration where this came from, including seasonal style ideas, different ways to wear the same item, and home decor trends. 

Get thrifting for vintage clothing!

Ready to find your new-to-you favourite thing? Find your local Thrift Store and don’t forget to drop off a donation to get a coupon for 20% off your next purchase.

Clothing & Accessories Thrift Haul

Buckle up for some major spring style inspo! Part 2 of Anna’s thrift haul is here, and it’s blooming with chunky boots and flowy blouses. Which find from our stores has you swooning?

Find 1: Army Green Corduroy Jacket

First up in Anna’s haul is a trendy corduroy jacket in a versatile army green hue.

Find 2: Beautiful Black Chunky Boots

Stepping into style, Anna snagged a pair of black chunky boots for a steal at $8.99. With their sturdy construction and edgy vibe, these boots are the perfect complement to any spring ensemble.

Find 3: Faux Suede Brown Jacket

Next, Anna scored a faux suede brown jacket, adding a touch of sophistication to her wardrobe.

Find 4: Velvet Beige Skirt

One of Anna’s most impressive finds was a cute velvet beige skirt, priced at a mere $5.99 but retailing for a whopping $78. Talk about a fab find!

Find 5: Cargo-Styled Sweatpants

Blending comfort and style, Anna picked up a pair of combat-styled sweatpants, perfect for lounging or running errands with flair.

Find 6: Flowy Long-sleeve Blouse

Embracing the breezy vibes of spring, Anna couldn’t resist adding an olive-coloured flowy long-sleeve blouse to her haul that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.

Find 7: Gorgeous Jewelry

No outfit is complete without the perfect pre-loved accessories, and Anna’s haul definitely didn’t disappoint! She scored a selection of red and white bracelets, along with a striking red ruby necklace, adding a pop of color and personality to her thrifted pieces.

Embrace the joy of thrifting during #EarthLovesThrift and make a positive impact on the planet, one stylish find at a time!

Video contributed by: Anna Lee of There She Goes, Salvation Army Thrift Store Collaborator

Looking for more Inspo?

We’ve got lots more great thriftspiration where this came from, including seasonal style ideas, different ways to wear the same item, and home decor trends. 

Shift to Thrift Today!

Ready to find your new-to-you favourite thing? Find your local Thrift Store and don’t forget to drop off a donation to get a coupon for 20% off your next purchase.