Thrift store shopping is either a miss or a super hit! I mean you are paying far less for a fashion accessory or a clothing piece compared to what you would have in a mall. I, personally cannot tell you how many branded items (Zara, Mango, Forever 21 and even luxury brands such as Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney) that I have picked up from the streets of Sarojini Nagar and Janpath!
For all the Delhi peeps like me, Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar are among the few fashion ka pitaras to pick up affordable fashion pieces and Fashion Street, Colaba Causeway or the Linking Road are the places in Mumbai to be if you wish to slay on a budget! But that's not it. There are a lot of undiscovered and underrated thrift stores that deserve your *fashionable* attention!
Just like me, my fellow colleagues too love to *spend less and slay more* and you wouldn't believe some of the stuff they've found!
Let's have a looksie, shall we?
Leave it to Abhilasha to surprise you daily with her chic outfit choices. Checked pants, modish long coats; she knows how to work those muted tones in her favour to look like an #InstagramModel IRL. She loves this high-neck sweater she picked up from a Tibetan Market in Mussoorie for just Rs 550.
She says, "This is one of my favourite sweaters as it is so comfortable. Since it's pitch black, I can wear it with almost everything and underneath other tops too!"
Now that's a deal!
Price: Rs 550
If you're one of our loyal readers (you're doing amazing sweetie!), there a 100% chance that you've read at least one of the articles by our in-house fashionista, Sayunkta! She is someone who likes to take fashion risks and is always inspired by the likes of Alia Bhatt or Deepika! She purchased this stylish coat from our favourite fashion market, Sarojini for a mere sum of 100 rupees (saywhaaa..?).
She says, "I picked this long coat from Sarojini Nagar market during my college days and I cannot get enough of it. I cannot recall how many times I've worn this! In fact, I still do compliments on this whenever I flaunt it."
Price: Rs 100
My fellow beauty mogul, Nidhi is the go-to person to know get your daily download of all things beauty but in the fashion department too, she never disappoints! During a visit to Bangalore, she picked out these extremely *wild* sunnies that she cannot stop wearing.
Here's what she has to say about her pick, "I was just casually walking around the market when these caught my eye. I'd seen some of my favourite celebrities and bloggers rock these sunglasses so I honestly didn't even bother to bargain and instantly grabbed 'em. I mean, who wouldn't?"
PS: Cannot decide what's my favourite thing about this photo- those sunnies or THAt red hot lippie!
Price: Rs 600
Usually, when I'm not shopping online for makeup, I'm shopping for stylish accessories. I don't know what I have more- lipsticks or earrings that I've collected over the years from thrift shopping so much!
I visited Dilli Haat and all I could see a plethora of stalls calling out my name. One of the stalls had the prettiest earrings and I wanted to buy every last pair. This was one of the pairs I bought and it looks so pretty!
Price: Rs 350
Deepali is OBSESSED with the colour rose gold! Everything from her phone to her nails have a touch of her favourite colour somewhere. So naturally, when she saw this headband, she had to have it!
She says, "I rarely thrift shop from Doon as I live there but I couldn't say no to this stunning headband."
Price: Rs 150
You can spot our Deputy Editor without her phone but never without a statement neckpiece! She is always wearing an #InstaWorthy necklace and probably knows all the thrift shopping places in India!
She says, "I love altering my look with larger-than-life and dainty neckpieces and the reason I love this particular one is because it can double up as a bracelet too!"
Price: Rs 250
For all your boho jewellery finds, please contact Kritika! She wears the most *statement worthy* jewellery pieces that I've ever seen that are always on-point! My personal favourite is the septum ring that she looks like a boss!
She says, "I just love jewellery! You'll always find me adorned with multiple layers of jewellery and every day, I style them differently!"
Price: Rs 80
Luxeva's writer, Khushboo loves all things luxe but also believes in street shopping! During a visit to Jaipur, she fell this love with this blush-pink dupatta so much that she actually bought two!
She gushes, "I have visited Bapu Bazaar so much that I know all the streets by heart! It is my fave destination to shop for everything ethnic, on a budget! When I saw this dupatta, I knew I had to get it. It looks so cool with a basic tee and denims too!"
Price: Rs 700
Ladies, that's how you slay on a budget!
Well done, Team POPxo!
(We bet you're ready to hit your old-days shopping street again!)
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