Thrift shopping becoming a trend
“I definitely could not afford what everyone else was doing,” said Melody Durate. “Michael Kors pants and shirts, I mean I could not afford that at all.”
Many people like Duarte just don’t have the money to spend at a regular retail store.
“Clothing is just a brand. It’s just a name. It’s not anything more than that,” she said. “You can go to Plato’s Closet or Goodwill and go and find the same exact brand names for one-third of the price, sometimes even less than that.”
Places like Plato’s Closet and Goodwill have captured the pockets of 20 percent of Americans according to Erica’s Research Group.
The Association of Resale Professionals says that there are more than 25,000 resale shops in the United States. Because of the economy, many people are coming to thrift shops to find their quality savings.