The “Thrift Shop” song by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis started a trend across the country: thrift shopping. However, when the weather warms up in Dothan, people are already thrifting.
“I’ve seen it pick up in the last five years,” said Jana Turner, a sales associate at Goodwill on S. Oates Street.
“It gets very busy. The sales are normally up in the summer,” said Michelle Miller, store manager at Dothan Rescue Mission.
Shops like these are a summer favorite for thrifters ready to sniff out the steals and deals.
“I thrift shop probably four to five times a week,” explained Elizabeth Walker, a thrift shopper.
Thrift stores are easy on your wallet and fun for the kids because they have toys and books. Not to mention, the savings are unreal.
“I found a Louis Vuitton purse that was real and the value of it was $2,000 and I paid $5 for it,” said Walker.
If you are trying to avoid more clutter, thrift shops are a great way to donate items you no longer need. Non-profit thrift stores such as Goodwill and Dothan Rescue Mission distribute all of their proceeds locally; it funnels back into the community.