Now that I'm older with a strong penchant for fashion, thrifting has come to mean so much more for me. I say this because I express myself through fashion and thrifting allows me the opportunity to do that without breaking the bank. Not to mention all of the cool stuff I find in a thrift store that you just can't get retail. Very rarely do I shop retail, If I do it's at Ross or some other discount store. If by any chance I end up in a retail store I'm headed straight to the sale rack. I had a boutique so I know these big chain stores get these clothes for pennies on a dollar and ridiculously mark them up.