HOW TO THRIFT LIKE A PRO (*actually useful* thrifting tips)

2020 16 ژانویه
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In this chatty video I share all of my thrifting secrets, including tips for online thrifting, where to find the best thrift stores in your area, how to navigate the world of estate sale and flea markets, how I find actually cute thrift finds, colors and materials that I keep an eye out for, and some easy thrift flip ideas.
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what’s your name? ashley
what’s your instagram? @best.dressed
how old are you? 21 (born in 1998)
how tall are you? 5'5"
what’s your ethnicity? half british and half burmese
what equipment do you use to film?
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  • Hi I am from the Philippines. I really love all your contents. Continue making beautiful contents. More power!

    Abigail AbalosAbigail Abalosپیش 5 ساعت
  • Do you even listen to Guns N’ Roses

    lol1lol1پیش 18 ساعت
  • ThredUp only ships to the US and Canada, be warned

    Felicity CoxFelicity Coxپیش روز
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  • *Cries in mexican*

    Sarah AnayaSarah Anayaپیش 3 روز
  • 11:20 wait, what?

    Cora PaepertownCora Paepertownپیش 3 روز
  • Me and my mom drive the unsold clothes from our favorite thrift store to a free clothing bank/shop thing about twice a month. There's always a lot (~6 garbage bags full even though we live in a small town) and it's kind of sad. We get to take out of it whatever we want, and there's always plenty of really good stuff.

    Daddy MishDaddy Mishپیش 5 روز
  • Hi you have such a refresh personality... love your channel. Great tips on thrifting. Also great idea on personalizing your t-shirt, show us how to do it. Thanks

    P DavisP Davisپیش 7 روز
  • Estate Sales are for dead people.

    Isabelle VoorIsabelle Voorپیش 9 روز
  • as someone who's lower middle class i think it's important that lower income people get "right of way" in thrift shops since it's becoming trendier lately. low income people deserve to dress cute too, and unlike most thrifting influencers nowadays they don't HAVE other options. so overall i think thrifting is something that everybody should be allowed to do, i just don't think it should be monopolized by people who have the option to go somewhere else.

    emilie wemilie wپیش 10 روز
  • hey ummm....euh thredup is kinda idk....i love but i find it hard and stressfull any other stores? sorry if im being rude or anything thx 4 ur help

    Odette hollenbachOdette hollenbachپیش 10 روز
  • That Mario joke got me

    Hopeless DreamerHopeless Dreamerپیش 13 روز
  • i just wanted to share that i found a bunch of old vintage clothes in my mom's closet and am so happy that i found them

    Heidi H.Heidi H.پیش 15 روز
  • These are some amazing tips thanks so much for sharing! 💙💙 XOXO Celine from List Perfectly

    List PerfectlyList Perfectlyپیش 15 روز
  • I miss her uploads but I'm glad she's still posting on insta

    A e r c h i iA e r c h i iپیش 16 روز
  • I'm reading the comments and just feeling grateful for having a zillion good thrift stores in my area I somehow thought it was normal.

    Imogen StoneImogen Stoneپیش 18 روز
  • when my mom was younger she used to buy really expensive clothing (Like Chanel, Gucci, Givenchy, etc.) and she would give them to cheap thrift stores so the people that shop there would be happy that they found something like that.

    Bae Ji-YeongBae Ji-Yeongپیش 19 روز
  • I have the exact same hairstyle as Ashley but she nails hers and as for me i look like Willy Wonka with long hair

    Potato GirlPotato Girlپیش 19 روز
    • @Valerie 😂Its unfair

      Potato GirlPotato Girlپیش 15 روز
    • But like same... I look like Dora the explorer 😶😐

      ValerieValerieپیش 15 روز
    • Omg this made me laugh so bad, it made my day😁✨

      ValerieValerieپیش 15 روز
  • Man clothing is shit profit unless your insanely knowledgeable....I see it way too often and only failure. The heck im taking pictures and waiting for a return for $20 profit. Better to sell anything else with a 0.1% return rate. I never ever get returns. I can think of one item in the past two years. Two pictures and list condition and thats it for my need to describe anything. done. If it takes more than 3 minutes to list an item total, leave it. Or requires time to package, leave it. Obviously have to judge value, but $20 profit items, leave it. Best tip is...look up the value of every single item, even if you think it has value. I guarantee the things you think are valuable are worthless 90% of the time.

    Matthew LindsayMatthew Lindsayپیش 21 روز
  • It's so annoying, I'm so lazy. I thrift like 10 hours a week and easily pay all my bills. I don't touch clothing, it's a complete waste of time. Scan everything but clothing, in and out of a store in less than 10 minutes. I understand the unethical thing, but finding a $300 vintage game a few days ago....I mean eh, I don't really feel bad. I rarely find anything of value that is a necessity for low income people. But do what your interested will only work if you care about what you sell.

    Matthew LindsayMatthew Lindsayپیش 21 روز
  • CHEERS to Polo Ralph Lauren (or any RL). Recently found a polo Ralph 100% silk maxi dress worth ~$800 for $60 at Ross Dress for less. Also a polo Yellow cashmere sweater and 100% silk pajama top/ each under $25.00.... CHEERS to the pajama section. That’s why you’re a find beautiful silks that are not marked up.

    Mimi RamoneMimi Ramoneپیش 22 روز
  • First Step: have that trift store in your area😳

    NickiNickiپیش 23 روز
  • I started thrifting a few years ago when I volunteered for an op shop for work experience. I learned through doing that work how much money I can save by buying clothes at those places. You can get some really great pieces for really cheap as well! Usually denim jackets are really expensive, but I found a really nice one for like $4. It was half price apparently.

    Heaven BunnyHeaven Bunnyپیش 24 روز
  • $150 to clean ooooof

    Low-Key ThriftLow-Key Thriftپیش 25 روز
  • Like rubber gloves for washing dishes or like the gloves lunch servers wear?

    WeirdoWeirdoپیش 25 روز
  • LOVE THIS VIDEO! Wish we could share it. Unfortunately, we have a strict "family-friendly" policy for our social media content. If you do have some "rated G" videos, we'd love to promote them!

    Goodwill Of The HeartlandGoodwill Of The Heartlandپیش 26 روز
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    Zhenny JacksmithZhenny Jacksmithپیش 27 روز
  • orig price $218 and she bought it for $100!!!! so she saved $100... spending $100 is not cheap!!!!

    Babycakes131Babycakes131پیش 27 روز
  • Yea Thrifting ! Thanks!!!

    June BennettJune Bennettپیش 27 روز
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    Barbara WashingtoneBarbara Washingtoneپیش 29 روز
  • as a person whos name is lauren, it is pronounced "lore-en" unless someone else pronounces it differently

    birch letterbirch letterپیش ماه
  • i found some gently used tall ugg boots at value village for $20. i researched the actual price when i got home and it was $250. wow.

    Kathryn FakeleyKathryn Fakeleyپیش ماه
  • 14:20 Good thing I have practice. As a girl who doesn't like crop tops, booty shorts, skirts, dresses, showy backs, v necks, semitransparent things, and clothes that actually fit me, I do this every time I drag my butt out of the house once a millennia to replace my 5 remaining articles of clothing! :)

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    Rylen McCauleyRylen McCauleyپیش ماه
  • Sure, there’s a surplus of secondhand clothing. IF you wear a straight size. Enough of encouraging people to purchase larger or plus size items and “upcycle” them into something smaller. Bigger people have a hard enough time finding clothing that fits, let alone finding secondhand clothing that’s in decent condition, without smaller people buying it as a craft project.

    Rainy JaneRainy Janeپیش ماه
  • WISH we had proper thrift stores in the uk, it’s looks the funnest thing ever

    cheesonalcheesecheesonalcheeseپیش ماه
  • god im so obsessed with thrifting, but it sucks being a plus-size cause there's like One (1) Rack and all of it looks like it's from 1995 in a not good way

    Emma BEmma Bپیش ماه
  • Y’all really go look at thred up I literally just got a $600 purse for $70 including shipping using Ashley’s code.

    Sarah ThomsonSarah Thomsonپیش ماه
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    cristopher antonio armijo montalvancristopher antonio armijo montalvanپیش ماه
  • Stop! I am watching this for the first time and its awesome to see that you go to the thrift stores where the rich people are. HAHAHA I use to do this in high school once upon a time.. It was honestly before thrift was thought of and everyone wore American eagle and uggs like your experience hahah. I would go to the richest neighborhood in my area and KID YOU NOT girls would donate last seasons looks from major stores to goodwill and then on the first Sunday everything in the store was 50 cents. My parents never bought me new anything so I was so blessed that other parents spoiled their kids so much they basically gave name their new clothes for free, opps! Everyone always wondered how I looked so chic and I never told anyone. Also I love that you look for LIZ. I also do this how fun!!

    Hillz BillzHillz Billzپیش ماه
    • Ooo, that’s so smart!

      Hopeless FangirlHopeless Fangirlپیش ماه
  • I really liked this video! Thanks for sharing!!! But... I was wondering... Do you fast forward your videos a little or do you talk that fast in real life??? Anyway, sending love xx

    OhkainaOhkainaپیش ماه
  • I have an elder sis and when she doesn't like to wear her old clothes or do not fit her anymore she gives it to me. My half of the closet is filled up with her clothes

  • Hey! English is not my native language and I don't really understand the therm "reformation dress/clothes". What is it please? 'Cause I tried understanding with different circomstances but I litteraly have no clue of what it is...

    Adeline PerrichonAdeline Perrichonپیش ماه
  • im tight on a budget with cloths due to me being pregnant and just my weight fluctuations due to pcos and thank you for this!!! I wanna thrift properly.

    Graceful MushroomGraceful Mushroomپیش ماه
  • So I’m a bit of a ocd (kinda scared of germs) and my friend all thrift and have pretty clothes. But I’m afraid of thrifting because a person has worn them. So any tips for that?

    Audrey MorganAudrey Morganپیش ماه
    • There are multiple videos of sanitizing thrifted clothing!

      Hopeless FangirlHopeless Fangirlپیش ماه
  • Up til now I've mostly been using thrift stores for Halloween and cosplays but I have been meaning to start using them for everyday stuff, so thanks.

    MiaLeyna E.MiaLeyna E.پیش ماه
  • i can't believe i never thought of listening to my podcast while thrifting!!! omg you just solved my biggest issue (boredom & impatience)

    Yazmin MedranoYazmin Medranoپیش ماه
  • I think that a lot of people are making their own clothing as well

    Cassidy HammelCassidy Hammelپیش ماه
  • My Grandma had that picture frame!

    Breanna WilliamsonBreanna Williamsonپیش ماه
  • i live in europe. the only things in thrift stores here are 20 years old skirts with animal prints :D

    reinareinaپیش ماه
  • I can’t believe how many times I’ve watched this video even though I haven’t thrifted before but I want to except covid so yeah

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    Alex LarsenAlex Larsenپیش ماه
  • Just to let you know: I still buy clothes from "normal" stores, but far less than before thanks to you. Your videos made me think and I watched a lot of documentaries about fast fashion, and even though I still contribute to the system, I now also buy second-hand and donate my old clothes instead of throwing them away. Plus, finding a vintage piece of clothing that no one around me can have is pretty exciting! Thank you so much for doing these videos! You are an amazing person and I hope you're having a wonderful day

    Schmitt CamilleSchmitt Camilleپیش ماه
  • In India, some people come to your house to take your old clothes away which they think are worth selling. In exchange, they give you stainless steel utensils or cookware.

    A. KaushalA. Kaushalپیش ماه
  • What jeans are you wearing? The look so good!

    Margaret’s crazy, crafty, *life*Margaret’s crazy, crafty, *life*پیش ماه
  • My new fav channel

    Denise NatashaDenise Natashaپیش ماه
  • Me: *looking for thrifting tips bc i want to thrift* Covid: OH NO YOU DONT. Everything: *shuts down* Me: *slams head into wall* ughhhhh Covid: *smirks* good, good

    Gabriella RossiGabriella Rossiپیش ماه
  • Ashley's talk 4x faster than my internet connection

    Hanifa YulfiHanifa Yulfiپیش ماه
  • i work at a plato’s closet (a "thrift" store in the midwest) and didn't thrift until i heard about my workplace from my mom before i started working there, and basically 70% of my clothing shopping is thrifting! thank you so much for making so many thrift related videos! :)

    cbjgirl23cbjgirl23پیش ماه
  • Well I don’t have that much thrifts stores in my area

    People think I’m tommyinnitPeople think I’m tommyinnitپیش 2 ماه
  • Thank you!!

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  • omg i love this so so this was so useful thanks(^O^)(*_*)◑__◐⊙△⊙≧◇≦(′ェ`)

    Christine SellersChristine Sellersپیش 2 ماه
  • Does anyone know where I can find vintage 1940s/30s inspired,reproduction or original clothing? I live in Europe so preferably from there

    Hanna MadsenHanna Madsenپیش 2 ماه
  • Does someone have a tldw

    buttholebuttholeپیش 2 ماه
  • This girl comes off as very pretentious.

    Gary KGary Kپیش 2 ماه
  • I remember getting bullied in school because I wore hammy-downs and thrift clothes, but now it’s trendy... I think anyone can thrift because it is good for the environment BUT- I think if you’re going to thrift, you should donate to thrift store too. I also think people should stop selling thrift store items for higher prices, it’s not far and very frustrating :(

    Ramona CorynnRamona Corynnپیش 2 ماه
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  • This video is old but growing up we always shopped in second hand shops as well as like, the sale racks and such. I still shop in second hand shops regardless of the trend. I don't think there's a problem with people shopping in thrift stores regardless of financial situation, but I think it's really important you give back what you're given. You completely rewire your style? Too many tops? Really ugly clothes? Pants are too small? donate. donate donate donate. Someone will be thankful for the warm but ugly jacket, someone will love your old tops. My mom always donated all my old dresses and pants when I grew out of them and even though they were hard to part with, she just said 'you loved it right? now it's time for another little girl to love it just as much' and this is still how I view it.

    Georgia M.Georgia M.پیش 2 ماه
  • I saw the Guns N Roses shirt in the thumbnail and I IMMEDIATELY clicked💀

    BongWaterBongWaterپیش 2 ماه
  • the sweater wheather vibes are through the roof

    RiRiپیش 2 ماه
  • I have never thrifted before, and I’m going thrifting on saturday. I’m soooo excited. Thanks for the tips!!!!

    Spencer SchreiberSpencer Schreiberپیش 2 ماه
  • online thrifting is so expensive :( Its more expensive than fast shopping so people that genuienly cant afford a lot will have to use things like shein or ali express which has the opposite effect of what it was made for, its so sad :(

    th30dor4th30dor4پیش 2 ماه
  • ngl i love grandma clothes

    Freya DicksonFreya Dicksonپیش 2 ماه
  • I found a skirt on a shrift shop for $10 and then when I searched it up it was originally $390....

    Enni SjölundEnni Sjölundپیش 2 ماه
  • 1:04 I've always had to shop at goodwill and it's first come first serve it's not offensive at all if you don't get it Janet will when she goes at 5am on a Monday.

    Katie AndersonKatie Andersonپیش 2 ماه
  • At goodwill, always check the side of the racks, that’s where i’ve found stockings and hats (stockings in packs, and always wash the hats please.)

    Purple PandaPurple Pandaپیش 2 ماه
  • i wanna thrift.. but in my country there are barely any thrift stores :/

    Aadya pareekAadya pareekپیش 2 ماه
  • This is off topic but like you should be a model

    Emma Needs HelpEmma Needs Helpپیش 2 ماه
  • when you buy a secondhand dress but it still costs 120 dollars more than what you have... im broke XD

    Tara BozicTara Bozicپیش 2 ماه
  • i feel so educated

    lee sominlee sominپیش 2 ماه
  • i hope you get either hurt physically or emotionally if you thrift and then resell for 80 dollars ☺️

    danieluh mdanieluh mپیش 2 ماه
  • I always shopped mostly at charity shops lots when I was really young, we had options of other places but my parents really liked saving, and it was never cool, but its so cool to see how the table have turned!

    Clemmie MayhewClemmie Mayhewپیش 2 ماه
  • I got a super cute vintage (and good quality) salmon color tank top for 25 cents!

    Brooklynn MacleodBrooklynn Macleodپیش 2 ماه
  • When I was younger my mum refused to shop at thrift stores. Ironically my parents were really struggling with money, but my mum just didn’t wanna succumb to the “thrift store poor people”. I always was presented in overly expensive Abercrombie and such. Ofc this is a not at all great mindset- but as soon as I was able to explore a thrift store- I couldn’t shut up about them to my mum. So much for cheap. Most my friends like my thrifted clothes aside from a couple who think the same my mum does. Guess there’s always people like that but oh well. They never seem to know unless you say something!

    Michelle OceanMichelle Oceanپیش 2 ماه
  • My towns thrift store dont look like that 💀

    Vanesa DiminețVanesa Diminețپیش 2 ماه
  • Guys the number one tip is: LOOK THROUGH EVERYTHING U never know if your going to find Nike,adidas,Gucci,champion like u never know 😏💀

    SatanSatanپیش 2 ماه
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    Mai NguyễnMai Nguyễnپیش 3 ماه
  • People who judge others for thrifting because it’s “trendy” are just plain wrong. Not only is there still a huge need for more demand in thrift stores, but do they really think the better option would be to go buy mass-manufactured clothes made by some Chinese child in a sweat-shop? Seriously what would they prefer? Someone “taking away” the cute clothes in a thrift store when they can afford crappy fast fashion, or someone supporting the fast fashion industry.

    Guard #3Guard #3پیش 3 ماه
  • do you ever use poshmark? also, pls think about selling your old clothes!! (soooo cute)

    Jacy BlackJacy Blackپیش 3 ماه
  • I don't know if this app is available in the US but in Germany (and I think in Europe in generell) there is an app called Vinted and ppl are selling very good clothes for cheap and everyone is super nice there

    Ma RiaMa Riaپیش 3 ماه
  • Funny how I get made fun of thrifting clothing.. like dude what-?

    WeroniqueWeroniqueپیش 3 ماه
  • You honestly really cute and this video is very informative because I’m planning to start my business soon aswell

    cCc PRANKScCc PRANKSپیش 3 ماه
  • me watching this while living in canada

    Kloey PKloey Pپیش 3 ماه
  • Ashley, such great tips put together in the middle of a move !!! Hope it all went good (I’m watching this in Jan 2021)

    Sheila BSheila Bپیش 3 ماه
  • I have to thrift. I live with my parents in a really nice area but I have to buy my own clothes and i have very limited money so thrift stores are a blessing

    Persiyana PetrovaPersiyana Petrovaپیش 3 ماه
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    Sophia SperanzaSophia Speranzaپیش 3 ماه
  • Very helpful vid. You might try taking a stiff toothbrush or bigger brush and brush the suede to bring up the pile and renew it therefore bringing it back to life instead of expensive professional cleaners.

    Christine BerardiChristine Berardiپیش 3 ماه