Master the art of thrifting for fun & profit

Unlock the hidden secrets of apparel thrifting with the most comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide on the market. Packed full of insider tips, tools and stories, this is a must-have guide, whether you’re a thrifting beginner or expert.

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Thrift smarter, not harder

Launching in September, my ultimate guide to apparel thrifting will help you discover the exciting world of thrifting, with expert insights, practical tips, and proven strategies that will help you find the very best deals. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned thrifter, this book is your key to thrifting success.

In my book, you will learn how to:

  • Uncover high-value finds and hidden gems
  • Master negotiation and planning to get the best prices
  • Identify and authenticate high-end items
  • Assess the quality and resale potential of your finds
  • Resell clothing for profit
  • And lots more!

Meet the author: Kelly handley

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In-depth coverage of everything about thrifting

  • The history of thrifting
  • How to get better deals
  • Preparing for a store visit
  • Thrifting etiquette
  • Effective thrifting strategies
  • Fabric types and care
  • Children’s and men’s wear
  • Brand authentication
  • Setting up a resale business
  • Shipping and customer service
  • Building relationships
  • Thrifting checklists
  • Thrifting culture
  • Types of thrift stores
  • Setting and managing
    a budget
  • How to judge quality
  • Buying second-hand clothes online
  • Vintage clothing
  • Restoration tips
  • Basic clothing repair
  • Photography and presentation
  • Selling in the U.S. as a Canadian
  • Connecting with the thrifting community
  • Templates for thrifting success
  • Economic, environmental and psychological benefits
  • How to find the best thrift stores
  • Negotiating prices
  • How to assess resale potential
  • Sizing and fitting
  • Buying shoes, scarves, belts, and other accessories
  • Cleaning thrift finds
  • Maximizing resale profit
  • Scaling a thrifting business
  • Ethical and sustainable thrifting
  • Thrifting glossary

Learn from real stories and 20+ years of thrifting

As a full-time thrifter with decades of experience, thousands of thrift purchases, and a thriving resale business, I have helped countless families and clients build their wardrobes, clean their closets for profit, and find joy in the world of thrifting. Here are testimonials from just a few of the people I’ve helped.
Kelly has helped me to sell dozens of vintage items online for a price far higher than I expected. I couldn’t have done it without her expertise and support!
Loretta Krusts
Ontario, Canada
Kelly is my thrifting guru. She has helped me sell (and acquire!) hundreds of pieces over the last few years. Kelly has always provided great, actionable advice.
Kimberly campbell
Ontario, Canada

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