I realize that in writing about thrift store shopping, I have one major problem - I don't buy clothing at thrift stores. Here are my reasons:
1. I'm not a real clotheshorse.
2. My clothing style tends toward hippie-ish, which tends to not wear well. Good thrift store clothing finds are usually in the tailored/fashionable style.
3. I am, frankly, fat. When people my size find an item of clothing they like, they usually wear it until it's threadbare. It's the people who are slender and look good in most anything that give good quality clothing away or sell it to resale shops.
So I was glad to see an article on Thrift Store Couture from dfw.com. Check it out: Make a sparkly statement this spring