Student Life

TL’s Terrific Thrifts


Recently more of the 90s and early 2000s fashion has reemerged in the halls of TL. Neons from the early 2000s have come back and chunky jewelry from the 90s is back and better than ever. Instead of going on expensive websites or Amazon to buy clothes, there’s a way to have a more individualized style. Senior, Laurel Taylor, explains she thrifts because “it’s fun, it’s cheap, and you give clothes a second life which is good for the environment.” Thrift stores have always been around, but recently many students around TL have flaunting their thrifted goods. 

Goodwill-809 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

Everyone knows about the Goodwill. When we outgrow our shoes or shirts mom just tells us to give it to Goodwill. Students take advantage of the Goodwill’s abundance of clothes such as Senior, Gellert Szilvasy. He has an amazing sense of style he explained he gets a lot of clothes thrifting. His best buy from the Goodwill was “a Power Trip band shirt, it was cool because I saw them in concert two years ago.” 


Salvation Army-350 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901

The Salvation Army is a charity created the Chirtsian Church to help people in need. Many people donate old clothes to this organization. During religious holidays the Salvation Army gives discounts which are insane. Junior, Catalina Callaway Keeley states “I thought the total of all my clothes would’ve been like thirty-something, but with all the discounts it was only like 10 dollars for like eight things.” 


Alphabet Soup-  203 Western Ave, Petaluma, CA 94952

 Ever bored and looking for something to do? Take the Smart Train to downtown Petaluma and go thrifting downtown. Alphabet Soup has sales on certain days which one can get any pair of bottoms for a dollar. Alphabet Soup also has a thrifted furniture section. Grab some friends or family and go down to this cute shop for their insane sales on furniture and clothes.


Tiburon Thrift Shop 96 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920

The Tiburon Thrift shop is a cute little shop really close to the Tiburon Playhouse. The store sells expensive clothes such as lulu lemon leggings and expensive jewelry, but all at a discounted price. However, everything isn’t high in fashion– there are cute tops, jeans, board games, books, and furniture for sale. 

A website that has recently enticed many teenagers is DePop. DePop is a giant thrift store online where one can take a picture of the item they wish to sell. With an easy click of the button someone can easily buy it. There are designer items such as Coach, Playboy, Gucci, and Supreme for discounted prices. Sellers also post vintage clothing such as pants, shirts, and skirts. 

Thrifting is also a way to recycle. A lot of pollution in the oceans (according to, 60 percent) comes from the plastic micro-fibers in clothes. Donating clothes is a great alternative to throwing them away. It’s healthier for the environment and you look stylish and original  at the same time

If you and your friends are looking for something to do or you just need cheap clothes, just go thrifting–there are so many options. Whether you want to get a new used pair of shoes or jeans,it’s a cheap and healthier alternative than buying new clothes at a name brand store and/or website.


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Nicole Service is the Editor in Chief for the Voice. This is her third year in the journalism and second year of being editor.