Guide to Types of Secondhand Shopping

“Thrifting” is a rather broad term we use here at Destination Thrift.  Generally, we mean purchasing goods from a secondhand source (though sometimes we use the word “thrifty” to denote savvy shopping methods that don’t necessarily involve secondhand.)  There are a few different types of secondhand sources.  Here’s the rundown: Thrift Stores This lovely beast … Continue reading

20% of people shop in thrift stores!

According to this USA Today article, about 20% of people shop in thrift stores. Do you count yourself as one of the 20%?

Destination: Goodwill, Peoria, Illinois

My mother, sister, and I decided to check out the newest Goodwill store in town, which opened a couple weeks ago. Of course, the facility is just like any other Goodwill store but for some reason, the excitement of never knowing what you’ll find brought us running to the grand opening. At first, sifting through … Continue reading

Destination: Goodwill, East Peoria, IL

Sometimes, when the life of a news producer wears me down, I collect my purse, go on break, and drive down to the local Goodwill store in downtown East Peoria.  For those who are unfamiliar with the city, it is a booming metropolis, anchored by local manufacturing and agricultural corporations such as Caterpillar and ADM. … Continue reading

Thoughts on Body Image & the Media

If this most recent Victoria’s Secret ad doesn’t call for some action, I don’t know what does. Apparently they have not learned any lessons from their long history of Photoshop Fails.  Here’s the latest offender: The image itself is absurdly, laughably bad – that’s the only good thing about this situation. I find it rather sad … Continue reading