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Dance into fall the thrifty way

Dance into fall the thrifty way

It’s time for fall dances and Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot on your new digs. BraveTracks is re-printing its thrift store shopping guide with some places to find that perfect outfit.

Thrift store shopping requires patience and commitment to the mission at hand. Thrift shops can be chaotic and overwhelming — many are literally overflowing with merchandise. So take a deep breath, give yourself a realistic time frame to peruse, and send any whining or bored friends or family packing. This is no time for interruption. Remember to keep in mind at all times how you can pair the item you’re drawn to with the clothes that are already hanging in your closet.

BraveTracks Youth Adviser Mikaela from Heritage High School describes her thrifting strategy: “When I thrift, I look for weirder, more one-of-a-kind things. I don’t ever buy staples (solid color t shirts or leggings, things like that) from thrift stores because they’re so easy to find cheap new. Every once in a while I go looking for something specific, but overall I just look for treasure. I mostly buy dresses or old jeans or shirts to actually cut up and fashion into new things. Most of my shorts are old pants from savers just cut up. The way that I go thrifting is that I go and pick up basically anything that catches my eye and then try absolutely everything on. Then I narrow it down obviously from that, and depending on what I’ve found, make another lap around the store looking for more.”

Now map out your route, and hit the shops! And don’t forget to look for discount days and extra markdowns! And wear comfortable shoes, of course. This could be a very long day.

 1.       Plato’s Closet

1485 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80222

8555 West Belleview Ave., Unit C-08, Littleton, CO 80123

2.     Buffalo Exchange

51 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Annex (shopping only, no buying)

226 E. 13th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203

3.      Deja Blue

200 University, Denver, CO4.     Your Best Friend’s Closet

2910th Ave

5.      Mercer Place

1388 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

6.     Common Threads

1575 S. Pearl Street

7.      Puttin’ on the Ritz

1446 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

8.     Repeat Boutique

2725 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

9.     Perpetual Clothing

2027 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

10.  ClothesHorse

4232 Tennyson St
Denver, CO

11.   UpScale Plus & UpScale Princess

38900 Kipling St.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

12.  The Snob Shoppe

560 S. Holly St.
Denver, CO 80246

13.  Second Time Shop

5042 E. Hampden Ave. (Happy Canyon Shopping Center)
Denver, CO 80222

14. Goodwill Shops

21 South Broadway

5000 Leetsdale Drive

6850 Federal Boulevard

6435 East Hampden Avenue

7797 East 36th Avenue

1450 S. Wadsworth Blvd.

15.  Savers

1400 W Littleton Blvd
Littleton , CO 80120

7667 W Jewell Ave
Lakewood , CO 80232

1200 S Abilene St, Unit B
Aurora , CO 80012

8575 South Quebec Street
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

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