Get a Vintage Bargain on National Thrift Store Day
When was the last time you shopped at a thrift store? As in, an actual brick-and-mortar thrift store? If it’s been a while, then plan to spend some time thrifting this weekend, because Saturday is National Thrift Store Day.
According to The Association of Resale Professionals, there are currently more than 25,000 resale, consignment and Not For Profit resale shops in the United States.
Goodwill Industries alone generated $5.9 billion in retail sales from more than 3,000 Not For Profit resale stores and online sales in 2017.
According to America’s Research Group, a consumer research firm, about 16 – 18% of Americans will shop at a thrift store during a given year. For consignment/resale shops, it’s about 12 – 15%.
To keep these figures in perspective, consider that during the same time frame; 11.4% of Americans shop in factory outlet malls, 19.6% in apparel stores and 21.3% in major department stores.
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