A Thrifter's guide to Band Merch
Hi guys! As you can see by the title of this blog post, this post is a guide of how to look for band merch and other edgy kid stuff at your local thrift stores.
You're probably thinking " I cAn Do ThIs MySeLf, WhY dOeS sHe ThInK I CaN't FiGuRe ThIs OuT?"
Well yeah, I know you can figure it out, but my mom is one of those thriftng people that knows her stuff, and i've picked up some tricks that might help you, so if you're interested, here's my little guide.
*this if from my experience, not everyone's town is the same obviously, bare with me*
There are good thrift days, and there are bad thrift days, do not let this discourage you. You could find a ton of stuff, you could come out with 2 or 3 things, or you could come out with nothing.
My favorite place, with most luck, is Goodwill. I reccomend going to your nearest and searching there. If you have a bigger city near you, like a more populated place with a goodwill or thrift store, those are great.
One time while I was on vacation, I went to a small town weird looking thrift store and found a Blink album, and an MCR album.
This is from experience, but if you have a weird thrift store where most old people donate their belongings, i've never had,any luck there.
I have a specific order in how I look, look at the asterisks (*) for extra detail
This kind of determines the fate of your trip.
Meander your way down to the basic unisex ("men's") t-shirts. Start from the biggest size and work down to your size. Personally when I do this, I only look in the black and sometimes the white t-shirts, because most band merch is black.
When I do this, I start from the very beginning of the CD rack/shelf, and read EVERY.
pull them out if you need to read them.
If you *DO NOT* find any shirts, I still recommend doing this, though you may not find what you are looking for, there is a chance though.
If you *DO* find band shirts, there is a high chance of finding music that fits your taste.
This is a no brainer, find your size, look for what you like.
If you *DO NOT* find shirts or CDs, normies wear skinny jeans too, take a look.
If you *DO* find shirts and CDs, same thing applies, normies wear skinny jeans, take a look.
I rarely have luck with shoes, depending on your area, you may have luck. Keep an eye out for converse, vans, and personally I look for Doc Martens, because they are cool, but they are expensive.
If you *DO* find previously stated items, Look at belts, if you find one you like, wrap it around where your belts usually sit, I have bought belts that are too small for not checking and it was a huge disappointment.
If you *DO NOT* find previously stated items, the odds are slim here, but if you dont want to give up, go for it, there's a slight chance.
If you've had luck, you may find other weird treasures. I've found a backpack. I habe just thought of looking in tank tops and hoodies, those are possibilities.
There's my guide! Might be a bit extensive, but I really hope that this will help some of you, Good luck!