We all love the looks that Nasty Gal, Urban Outfitters and Top Shop feature: the sheer blouse, the color blocking, the shoulder pads, the lace and even the spandex. But on a college budget, we realistically can only afford so many statement necklaces and bomber jackets. We are living in a fashion time where vintage chic is queen. Honestly, the cutting-edge looks you seek are closer to home and nicer to your budget than you think. The simple answer is the thrift approach.
When approaching thrift, resale and vintage stores, keep in mind that the clothing may be slightly worn or out of date, so personal discretion is advised. Here are few places I love:
The Green Room
3026 N. State St., 601-981-9320
With a true vintage approach, the items might be a little pricier than the other stores on the list but the quality is unbeatable. The jewelry items in this store are to die for.
114 Millsaps Ave., 601-355-6276; 3011 N. State St.
The love child of the Good Samaritan Center, Neat Used Things for Sale is a warehouse with everything from glass dishware for a dollar to blue satin head bows for 50 cents. With clothing for men, women and children, N.U.T.S. has all facets of the clothing spectrum. You might even find some red sequin shoes. With its new location in Fondren, N.U.T.S. is sure to be a fashion and shopping mainstay in the metro area.
1260 E. County Line Road, 601-487-8207
If you are looking for the glitz that is name brand items, you cannot beat Plato's Closet in Ridgeland. It has brands from Tory Burch, Lucky Brand, and True Religion Jeans to Liz Claiborne, Steve Madden and BCBG.
242 Highway 51, Ridgeland, 601-605-9123
In its new location, Repeat Street is better than ever. It is the largest consignment store in the state with 20,000 square feet of room filled with men's and women's clothing, furniture and home décor.
110 Presto Lane, 601-982-4881
The clothing mecca of the metro, The Salvation Army is jam-packed with vintage pants suits, skirts and extra-large sweaters to fit all of your hip needs. It also has great couches and candle holders.
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