Thrifting Special Issue
Thrifting Special Issue

2022 is the year to add more thrifting to your shopping list. Buying secondhand means you can circumvent the supply chain issues affecting many parts of the industry right now, all while shopping more sustainably, saving some money, and nailing your personal style with unique treasures. Whether you're a seasoned pro or are still wondering how to even go to an estate sale, we have all of that (and more!) for you. Explore our helpful guides, lists of favorite tips and shops, and tons of inspiration.

What's the Difference Between Thrifting, Antiquing, and Vintage Shopping?Life
So many terms get thrown around in one secondhand bucket.
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These Are the Best Thrift Shops in Every StateDesign Ideas
We polled readers and staff on the best secondhand shopping spots, from Alabama to Wyoming. Did your favorite make the list?
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A Guide to Digital Thrifting: Expert Tips and Tricks That Other Shoppers Don’t KnowDesign Ideas
Here's how to thrift over Instagram, on Etsy, through Facebook Marketplace, and more!
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Before and After: 4 Furniture Makeovers on Some of the Worst Thrift Store FindsProjects & Improvements
We chose four of our favorite thrifted furniture flips by some of the best DIYers in the game — everything from a seating arrangement that got a lift from bold fabric to a dresser that was restored to its former glory.
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The Secrets to Estate Sales Demystified, According to a Frequent Shopper Life
I've picked up a few tips and tricks for this treasure-hunting and architecture-gawking hobby. Inside: the answers to some of the most common estate sale questions I had before becoming a frequent shopper.
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8 of the Best TikTok and Instagram Accounts to Follow for Thrifting InspirationProjects & Improvements
From choosing accessories to style a space, to fixing furniture in a DIY, to knowing which things have value and which ones don’t, these eight thrifters know the ins-and-outs required to see possibilities among the piles.
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9 AT Editors Share Their Favorite Secondhand FindsDesign Ideas
Check out our favorite thrifted things!
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4 Must-Know Tips for Flipping Thrifted Furniture, According to Seasoned DIYersProjects & Improvements
Here's what you need to know to pull off your first furniture redo.
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21 Designers Share Their Best Secondhand Finds of All TimeDesign Ideas
Get ready to be inspired to shop — or jealous!
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