DENVER (CBS4)– Fashionistas looking for a bargain hit not the sale racks at the mall, but the thrift store. They’re trying to create a trendy look on a low budget.

4 On Your Side Money Saver Suzanne McCarroll says these thrift stores are the hip place for twentysomethings to shop. They like the prices and recycling clothes is all the rage.

“I like to challenge myself and see if I can make the bargain knock off version of that,” said thrift store shopper Mara Wiles. “We have only been here two minutes, two minutes and I’ve already found two things.”

A red Ralph Lauren sweater for just $4.99 catches Mara’s eye.

Christine Carmichael said her college sorority sisters comb the racks for dresses to wear to weekend formals and events.

“Vintage dresses, nice tops to ware, even college kids on a budget have got to love Goodwill,” said Carmichael.

McCarroll found designer purses like Coach on sale for less than $30.

“I think the younger demographic is turned on by sustainability and shopping green,” said Goodwill spokeswoman Meghan Carbello.

Some of the brand names found at one Goodwill store in Denver included Caslon, NorthFace, Banana Republic and Ann Taylor. All the items were marked less than $10.

Mara found six new items for a grand total of $34.41.

Goodwill is opening an upscale boutique in Cherry Creek in March. The price point will be slightly higher and the selection more exclusive.

  1. Bianca says:

    Way to mainstream and destroy all good things.

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