We are all aware that the pandemic has impacted every part of our daily lives, from grabbing food to eat to going to work, but something that has adapted to the change is fashion. Fashion week around the globe are now going to be viewed through a virtual format, more and more designers are selling their products through the web. In other words, public fashion has adapted to the changes the coronavirus has tossed and that means we should aim to do the same. Here are some tips if you go thrifting during the pandemic.
1. Bring the essentials
When going anywhere during the pandemic it is vital that we bring a few masks(in case one breaks or you lose one), hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes. This rule should be applied when you go thrifting as well. Though thrift stores generally have their clothing washed before they are placed for sale, this may not always be the case. To be safe it is always a good idea to wear a mask, sanitize your hands before and after your purchases, and take a shower when you go home.
The great thing about thrifting and trying to stop clothing trash is that you can easily thrift online! Whether you are looking for something cheap and versatile or luxury, thrifting online is extremely easy. Websites like ThredUp are known for easy, online thrifting in a way that is accessible to everyone. Websites like The Real Real are known for luxury thrifting. All in all, the pandemic may be hard to thrift in, but online thrifting may be a good option.
3.Timing, Timing, Timing
If you still want or need to go to the thrift store in person, a great way to decrease the number of people you may come into contact with is to look at how many people usually visit that particular thrift store based on different times. This can usually be found in google when you look up a store’s hours. Going at times where the store is not crowded is an easy way to make sure you and others remain safe.