Thrifting is a long time passion of mine, and even with as much as I love fashion I constantly struggle with the consumeristic mentality a lot of fashion encourages. Relatively recently it came out that Burberry along with many other brands including H&M had burned excess product rather than sell it. In Burberry’s case it was estimated that $37.8 million in merchandise was burned or destroyed last year to keep it out of the “wrong hands” (source).
As someone who tries to live an environmentally conscious life - even if I don’t often succeed - it’s frustrating how few options there are for being both stylish and sustainable. Thrifting is how I started, and this conundrum has me wanting to return to my roots. For those of you in Atlanta, Buffalo Exchange in Virginia Highlands is a great option. They’re a thrift store with style. The area is pretty popular, so what you end up finding in there is a little pricier but much more current than the often grungy stuff you’ll find in a Goodwill or America’s Thrift. It’s one of the few genuinely lovely thrift shopping experiences I’ve ever had. This awesome ruffled t-shirt was one of many finds from there, and I should probably just bite the bullet and do a haul video so I can show everything else I picked up. Cause it was a HAUL.