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Fashion and decorating tips for the best thrift store finds.

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2022
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November 2022: Thrift Store Holiday Shopping

Buying secondhand products can be a highly recommended option, especially when you are looking for holiday-themed decorations. Not only because it allows you to save money which you will surely end up being grateful for, but because you can also find very surprising and unexpected objects!

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October 2022: Mixing and Matching Patterns & Prints

Genevieve Lalanne talks all things mixing and matching patterns and prints!

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September 2022: How to Create an Emergency Kit

With the support of The Emergency Disaster Services team, Peer Magazine wants to inform our readers of the importance of having an emergency kit.

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Summer 2022: Creating Iron-On Applique

“I went to The Salvation Army Thrift Store and purchased three denim jackets for under $20, and personalized them using my Cricut Maker machine.”

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May 2022: 3 Ways to Style a Thrifted Flannel

Here are three easy ways to achieve great outfits with a flannel found in The Salvation Army Family Store.

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April 2022: Finding Fashion Must-Haves

“I have nothing to wear,” said every fashionista with a closet full of clothes. Sometimes, having many statement pieces and not enough basic wardrobe essentials to pair them with can overwhelm you. That means it might be time for a closet overhaul or shopping spree. Shopping at your local Salvation Army Family Store is an affordable way to get the fashion must-haves that may be missing from your closet.

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March 2022: Accessorize Me, Please!

Acid washing has become one of the most popular trends since the COVID-19 pandemic began. During quarantine, people began to use this method using products that they already had at home. I always wanted to try it, but never did because I was afraid of ruining my clothes. But finally, I just had to go to a Salvation Army thrift store and get some pants, a shirt or sweatshirt to do this so that I wouldn’t potentially ruin something I already owned.

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February 2022: Accessorize Me, Please!

The accessory section in a thrift store is sometimes the most neglected, but you would be surprised by the gems you find. Before selecting your next statement piece, keep in mind the top’s neckline you’d like to wear it with. Accessories can take your outfit from flat to FABULOUS!

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January 2022: Thrifted Room Decor

Whenever you feel that your room or any part of your house needs some love, consider going to a thrift store. I have two white shelves in my bedroom and was forced to figure out how to decorate them. After looking at some pictures on Pinterest for inspiration, I headed out to The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Astoria, Queens.

2021
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December 2021: Distressing My Denim

I love jeans—straight leg jeans, mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, etc. I do not discriminate when it comes to my jeans, but I love my distressed jeans most of all. Unfortunately, ripped jeans can cost you more than unripped jeans—but not for long. There are few techniques that I’ve used to maintain my distressed denim habit.

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November 2021: Cozy Jacket Finds

The cold season is approaching in the city, and this climate lasts much longer than the hot one. For that reason, we must find good coats that protect us from the strong autumn wind and the freezing winter cold. By going to a flea market organized by The Salvation Army Queens Temple Corps, I found the most amazing jackets you could imagine.

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October 2021: Thrifting the Perfect Pair of Jeans

Now that “outside” is officially open, it’s time to put away your comfy leggings and slip back into your most chic pair of jeans. But am I the only one who’s been having trouble finding the perfect pair of jeans since being stuck at home for a year and adding a few inches? Well, if you are like me, I recommend bringing your measuring tape to your next thrifting adventure!

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September 2021: How to Style 3 Pairs of Pants

If you are lacking inspiration to match your clothes, or want new fashion ideas, The Salvation Army Thrift Store is the place to go. I got three different styles of pants that are very comfortable and easy to combine!

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July 2021: How to Create a Home Gym

Why not transform a space in your home into an at-home gym catered to your design preferences?

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June 2021: The Fashion Essential We Need This Summer

Summer essential? Tank tops. Don’t let summer go by without picking up some fun tank tops at the thrift store.

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May 2021: Candle Cozy

Shopping on a budget? Remix writer, Abigail Chenoweth, talks buying candles from the thrift store!

2020
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December 2020: A Cozy Winter

Once the snow hits, we’re all looking for the coziest outfits. But we still want to look cute! Wearing a comfortable outfit does not mean you have to forfeit style and confidence.

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Web Exclusive: 10 TIPS ON HOW TO SHOP AT A SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE

Remix writer, Abigail Chenoweth, shares ten tips to make your trip to the thrift store the best one yet.

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November 2020: Thanksgiving Turtlenecks

What better place than the thrift store to find a stretchy and warm, yet cute sweater for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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October 2020: Decor for Days

Whether you are re-doing your room for the school year or are moving into a dorm room or college apartment, look no further than thrift stores for inexpensive and timeless decor!

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September 2020: Walk a Mile in These Shoes

Shoes anywhere else are typically not so cheap, so use this as your opportunity to try new things and explore the fun of different shoes with your outfits!

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August 2020: Don’t Worry, Beach Happy

The beach is one place you WILL want to be, whether you’re chilling by yourself, friends or family or at the lake or ocean, so hit up the beach!

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July 2020: Summer Party Wear

The thrift stores are full of colorful tops with fun patterns that go perfect with a pair of blue jeans and sandals.

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June 2020: On-Point Details!

Accessories are not an option for me—they’re a must.

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May 2020: Jackets: Rain or Shine!

Most thrift stores have a great variety of trendy raincoats, sweatshirts and running clothes.

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April 2020: Button Up!

Classy and timeless, buttons have been around forever and they’re not going away anytime soon.

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March 2020: You’re Hired!

If you’re a college student, fashionable professional clothing is not something you can easily afford.

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February 2020: Textures

Have some fun and search for items that have different textures than what you would normally choose.

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January 2020: Patterns

Whether you’re a guy or girl, you can find the perfect sweater to wear with jeans, leggings and even sweatpants.

2019
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December 2019: Sweaters

Whether you’re a guy or girl, you can find the perfect sweater to wear with jeans, leggings and even sweatpants.

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November 2019: The Perfect Jacket

You can put a jacket over anything you want. You can find one at your local Salvation Army thrift store.

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October 2019: Daring Denim

Abigail explains how you can create an entire wardrobe of denim. Do you dare to try?

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September 2019: Lumberjack is in Style

Abigail talks flannels in her Remix debut. She likes getting them large to make them more comfortable.

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Summer 2019: Decorating on a Budget

Decorating and dreaming this summer before everyone head back to school in the fall.

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May 2019: Sunglasses – Always in Style, No Matter the Season

Whether you are going to school, a retreat or just hauling stuff around — everyone needs a bag!

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April 2019: Bags, Purses, and Fanny Packs – Oh My!

Whether you are going to school, a retreat or just hauling stuff around — everyone needs a bag!

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March 2019: To All the Denim Jackets I’ve Loved Before

Although the denim jacket is as classic and American as apple pie, finding the perfect denim jacket can take some work.

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February 2019: Thrifty Kicks

Shoes: an intersection of function, practicality and fashion. Due to their necessity, they often have a short shelf life. So, if you’re like me, you’re always looking for a quality + affordable + trendy yet timeless look. It’s a formula that doesn’t always have an easy answer, but with persistence and enthusiasm, there is hope. First stop—the thrift store!

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January 2019: Windy City Finds

It’s hard to say exactly when the graphic T-shirt was invented. After soldiers wore the US Army-issued T-shirts casually in the 1950s, music groups and even Disney jumped on the bandwagon, and the graphic tee became the timeless wardrobe staple it is today. What’s iconic about it is its ability to appeal across gender lines.