Don’t you just LOVE thrift shopping? The happiness of finding something amazing for a throwaway price is a better than anything else! We POPxo girls are no different! We are naturally blessed with great shopping (and bargaining) skills and never miss a chance to show them off! So, here we are spilling the beans of our most favourite thrift store buys, all under Rs 500!
1. The basic blues!
‘I picked these amazing electric blue palazzos and a white plain tee from Sarojini Nagar for just 450 bucks. It's a perfect combination for a day out and if you pair it with the right kind of accessories, you're good to go. It's one of my favourite thrift-store finds! The plain white tee is basic and you can always pair it with anything else. As for the palazzo pants, I sometimes wear them with an aztec print top and it looks stunning.’ - Shivani Shrivastava, Trending EditorPrice: Rs 450. Where: Sarojini Nagar.
2. Of peplums and lace!
‘I usually love thrift shopping, the joy of finding something amazing for cheap, thrills my hoarder self. I got this baby pink peplum top for just Rs 400 from Janpath! It’s pretty, lacey and works well as a regular day and party wear top too! The best part is, I love the way it fits me and flatters my body!’ - Isheeta Sharma, Senior Lifestyle WriterPrice: Rs 400. Where: Janpath.
3. 50 shades of sexy!
‘I am not a frequent thrift shopper, but I couldn’t resist buying these blue mirrored sunnies from Atta market, Noida for just Rs 250. They brighten up the simplest of my outfits and I just simply can’t do without them!’ - Apoorva Gupta, Editorial CoordinatorPrice: Rs 250. Where: Atta Market
4. Some high-low drama!
‘When you’re in college and want to keep up with changing trends on a budget, you obviously turn to thrift shopping. This high-low dress was a steal for me. I bought this dress from Sarojini for about 350 bucks. The design, fit and colour being so on point that I just couldn’t let it go. And can you believe it’s been three years and it hasn’t faded even a bit? Talk about quality!’ - Somya Suresh, Senior Writer & Copy EditorPrice: Rs 350. Where: Sarojini Nagar.
5. Mustard magic!
‘Thrift shopping is my biggest guilty pleasure. Finding clothes that are value for money is amazing because you can buy so much variety without it burning a hole in your pocket. I bought this mustard top from one of the thrift stores in Greater Kailash 1 market for only Rs 450. The beautiful embroidery in different colours is minimalistic yet eye-catching, which makes it perfect for office wear or a casual day out.’ - Srishti Gupta, Senior Lifestyle WriterPrice: Rs 450. Where: Greater Kailash 1.
6. Fangirling over florals!
‘If you really want the best, you’ve got to look beyond Colaba Causeway and Bandra Linking Road. I found this pretty floral top for just 490 bucks at the end of Lokhandwala Market in Mumbai. The tiny shop doesn’t have a name, but for some weird reason, every girl knows about its location. (It’s like a secret base for all things fashionable!) It’s a little ahead of Theobroma, you’ll spot it by the cute stuff they hang outside. I love their stuff simply because it’s pretty, unique and affordable. The shopkeeper is so cool, he’s even added me to this Whatsapp group where he keeps sending a bunch of loyal customers pictures of his new stock. And, trust me, all his clothes sell like hot cakes!’ - Sharon Alphonso, Lifestyle & Beauty WriterPrice: Rs 490. Where: Lokhandwala Market.
7. Crazy for kurtas!
‘Two years ago, in the sweltering summer of Delhi, my sister-in-law and I thought it’d be a great idea to visit Delhi Haat in the middle of the afternoon. But even soaring temperatures can’t stop women from bargaining their heart out and getting the best deal possible. I brought this pretty cotton kurta, with minimal chikan embroidery for Rs 499, and have been wearing it frequently ever since.’ - Amrita, Senior Lifestyle WriterPrice: Rs 499. Where: Delhi Haat
8. Dress it up!
‘I bought this pretty printed dress from Colaba Causeway while I was studying in Mumbai. I wanted something I could wear for all those crazy night outs and this dress caught my eye. It was just for 300 bucks so I thought, “Why not?!” It was a steal! I absolutely love this dress and it’s perfect for a girls’ night out.’ - Sonali Pawar, Editorial CoordinatorPrice: Rs 300. Where: Colaba Causeway.
9. Plaid is the best!
‘I love thrift shopping! Sarojini and Janpath are my go to places for street shopping in Delhi. I scored this casual red and black plaid shirt for just 200 bucks during one of my visits to Janpath! On days when I’m too lazy to dress up, I pair it with blue denims and I’m good to go!’ - Akanksha Sharad, Social Media CoordinatorPrice: Rs 200. Where: Janpath.
10. Bringin’ sexy back!
‘After 3 rounds to the mall, I finally found a maxi dress in Sarojini that fit me like a dream AND just cost me 400 bucks. It has the sexiest back ever and I love it! It’s probably my best thrift buy till date!’ - Shivani Chatterjee, Social Media CoordinatorPrice: Rs 400. Where: Sarojini Nagar