The reasons are multifold. For one, shopping is a great way to get to know a new place. The high-end concept stores (that I rarely set foot in at home because I know Im not about to drop $300) are like barometers for what a particular city finds fit to enshrine as cool. Independent boutiques are hunting grounds for local designers and under-the-radar labels. And if I walk by a Goodwill, Salvation Army, or curated vintage shop, Im definitely going inside. In fact, vintage and thrift shopping is my absolute favorite, mostly because you get so much more bang for your buck. But its also because you can tell a lot about a place by its discards. I love combing through old knick-knacks and imagining the life an object led before ending up in a dusty old thrift store. Ive also realized that if something is available in bulk whether its furry shoes, oversize denim jackets, or short, flared leather skirts at a cheaper-priced vintage store located in a hip neighborhood, you know its about to blow up (or maybe already has). Artists and young people in the area will inevitably be shopping there, and trickle-up fashion is a real thing.
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