THRIFT TREASURES |Great Pieces for best Bargains|

THRIFT TREASURES |Great Pieces for best Bargains|

A lot of you
here, have asked questions as to where and how I thrift and find amazing
pieces for less, I’ve never had time to give good tips, but today I’ll
post out some.
Location:
There is no restricting oneself when it comes to thrifting and where to
find great gems: but there are markets that have best steals for less.
If you’re in Lagos you may want to try Balogun Market, Marina, Yaba
market and in Abuja; Dutse Market (Monday’s) Karimo Market (Tuesday’s)


Try
to see beyond the physical:
you know how they say don’t judge a book by
its cover, this is the best time to use that saying. Basically most of
these items are now new, so you have to envision how they’ll look when
they’ve gone through the laundry, if you’re luck enough to see items
that are new they will be squeezed beyond recognition but by now you
know what to do.
Be
on the look out for your favorite brands:
yea since you know on good
days your pocket might not afford you a new Zara, Asos, Jeremy Scott and
the list goes on, be on the lookout for them. It’s surprising what you
would find and yes 😲 thrift places are where you find those brands you
see only on TV or on your favorite celeb. When you find them cherish
them
Be
Ready to Amend
:
Life isn’t as easy thrifting as you think, when you
find your favorite items, they sometimes come in big sizes if you’re
like me who is a size 7 and below. That however doesn’t deter us, I have
a sewing machine luckily for me and I usually do amend most of my items
to fit. 😊😊🙌🏻

Set
a Date:
Thrifting takes time, so you don’t come out of the market or
store obviously displeased or with a number of items you probably
wouldn’t wear. Set a day out of your schedule and for me it’s usually
once a month and take your time and walk to your closest vintage store (
lucky me I have one next to my house) 🙈 and pick items carefully that
makes you happy.
I hope this tips help and you can comment under for yours 🙌🏻 pardon any grammar errors and do y’all want me to start vlogs?

my outfit was a thrift steal and this is a break down of the cost

Cap: N400
shorts: N200
fishnet: 100
Polo top: N50
asides my bag that was N1000-1,500 there about and my shoe from Woolworth N5000. what do you think of the outfit?

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15 Comments

  1. Onyinye
    Author
    April 25, 2017 / 10:10 am

    I visited Dutse market some weeks ago for the first time to buy Fabrics and was really pleased. I ended up buying more than I came for. I got some really nice mini bags for the same price range you mentioned.
    Great tips.
    Modavracha | Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

    • Grace Alex
      Author
      April 26, 2017 / 10:13 am

      Yay I'm glad you liked them, visit more often

  2. Martin Eguh
    Author
    April 25, 2017 / 10:53 am

    That's a total of 7250. How cool is that?

    • Grace Alex
      Author
      April 26, 2017 / 10:17 am

      hahaha I know right

  3. Princess Audu
    Author
    April 25, 2017 / 11:55 am

    I'm so glad you did this post girl. I've been wondering and was going to ask where you get such items at such an affordable price. Very good tips, will definitely be checking out these markets. Cute fit as well, I love the shades.

    Princess Audu

  4. MADAME LIPSTICK
    Author
    April 25, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    LOVELY LOOK!!! WOW!!!

    • Grace Alex
      Author
      April 26, 2017 / 10:18 am

      thank you

  5. Unknown
    Author
    April 25, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Wow!!! Your thrift skill is top notch. I look forward to picking beautiful items like yours in my next thrift journey.

    • Grace Alex
      Author
      April 26, 2017 / 10:40 am

      Hehehe, thank you I learnt it from my best friend

  6. Joxias
    Author
    April 25, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Love this post Grace! I have been procrastinating going to a thrift market. I'm so inspired but I need a partner who's willing!lol

    • Grace Alex
      Author
      April 26, 2017 / 10:44 am

      hehe, you can drag someone now but it may come with a price

  7. Unknown
    Author
    April 25, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Pink pastels are my favorites this season and you've styled them really well! Meanwhile, I need to follow you to these markets one of these days because I hate shopping alone so I basically shop online.

    -Maudleen
    http://www.dafashionfreak.blogspot.com

    • Grace Alex
      Author
      April 26, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Aww, I know right and thank you so much for the compliment

  8. Oyinlola Atinsola
    Author
    April 25, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing Grace! And please start a vlog

    • Grace Alex
      Author
      April 26, 2017 / 10:53 am

      I'll I just lack ideas and time, but lets see how things go

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