My name is Amy Reinhardt, and I am a thrifty fashionista. I recently graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media with a contemporary journalism emphasis. Outside of school, I’m a girl who loves her shopping. When you read that you’re probably imagining a closet crammed with clothes, maxed out credit cards and a serious, unhealthy shopping addiction. Well, that isn’t exactly the kind of shopping I do. You won’t ever find me in an expensive boutique or in line to purchase a $100 pair of bedazzled jeans.
In high school I made the remarkable discovery of second-hand thrift stores. I realized quickly that I could buy the same clothing and accessories for more than half the price of department stores and boutiques. To most people, thrift stores have a reputation for being unsanitary, cheap and even sketchy.
The goal is to restore thrift stores’ reputation by expelling the erroneous, adverse rumors by showing the treasures that can be found within their shelves and racks.
By shopping at thrift stores I’ve had the opportunity to save substantial amounts of money while creating a unique sense of style. Both factors are elements that people can relate to. After all, who wouldn’t want to stretch their dollar these days? I’m overjoyed to be able to write on a topic that’s been a part of my life for so many years, and I look forward to sharing my experiences and advice with each of you.