Thrift shopping is the best, second only to having lots of money to splurge on perfume and designer clothes. When does that happen? Never. Thanks for asking. So why not just buy cheap stuff in the shops if you are cash strapped, you might be wondering. Firstly, thrifting is even cheaper than buying cheap stuff in the shops and secondly you can buy better quality used items. Because they survived long enough to become unwanted, that’s usually a sign that they’re well made.