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The place for upple middle class-middle class hipster, emo, indie, scene, etc... kids/teenagers/young adults to try to find clothes that look like they are from stores like Urban Outfitters that they can't shop at even though they have plenty of money because of the superficial convinction that while orginality can be BOUGHT at a thrift store, it cannot be bought at a mass retailer...

Or I guess where people shop to SAVE MONEY...although you can get new clothes on sale or better quality used on ebay for almost the same price anyway.
Mark ( browsing through the rack at Urban Outfitters): This stuff is sooo commercial and unoriginal, it really doesn't suit my original, sophisticated, raw, independent spirit.. (makes face)
(insert light bulb here) I know!! I'll go to a THRIFT STORE where I can buy the same crappy, low quality clothes but with a more ill fitting cut, even shittier colors, and the great musty smell of body odor and decay ! Then I'll look so original just like all my friends who wear the same ill fitting, smelly garb. Fabulous.
by Can't we all just get along? January 14, 2006
 
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1. A place where goods can be donated to be refurbished and sold. Usually benefits a non-profit organization. Saves landfill space, efficient, and overall benefits the community.
Hot dumb girl in expensive clothes: "Oh that's a nice shirt"

Me in stained thrift store garb: "They make me cooler than you."

Hot girl: "How so?"

Me: "I'm a moron."

Hot Girl: "Fo shizzle my nizzle"

okay, I totally killed this entry...
by DrMullet February 16, 2004
 
2.
A place that sells used clothing (and other items) for dirt cheap. Contrary to popular belief, thrift stores are not necessarily nasty or strictly for poor people. (Although some do smell like basement.) Yes, there's a lot of junk there, but you can find something nice if you look hard enough.
My preppy friends think it's weird that I like thrift stores. I just enjoy "treasure hunting" through the racks, and when I find a great deal on a cute piece of clothing, I feel like I've made a discovery. Besides, I don't want to spend more than I have to.
by Bunquita March 28, 2011
 
3.
Usually where items not sold at a garage/yard sale are donated.
While going through the newest donation at the thrift store, most of the items still had yard sale tickets. One of us decided they were yard sale rejects.
by tj April 04, 2004
 
4.
Also known as a "second hand shop", a thrift store is a business that runs solely off the reselling of other people's shit. They have little to no overhead and are often run by lunatic religious groups like the Salvation Army.

These stores usually contain a lot of crap nobody wants, but also will have the occasional gem, such as a pair of nunchucks, an unworn Armani suit in dry cleaner bag previously owned by a deceased person or bedroom furniture with secret compartments holding narcotics.
Person A: Wow, that's a nice shirt.

Person B: Thanks, I got it at the thrift store for a dime.

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Police: Your honor, we caught Person B with 12 kilos of cocaine in a bedstand he claims he bought from the Salvation Army.

Judge: Lock him up.
by Cocomaan July 12, 2010
 
5.
A place where Whatsherface is forced to go to by her "friends", cheerleader, so and so, and the ugly one. One or two cent each item.
Whatsherface, you can go to a thrift store...or junkyarrd.
by Sibbie April 23, 2005